LIVE interview with David Smith on proposed legal action against Lockdown evictions

by Ranjan Bhattacharya

14:32 PM, 16th November 2020
About 3 weeks ago

LIVE interview with David Smith on proposed legal action against Lockdown evictions

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LIVE interview with David Smith on proposed legal action against Lockdown evictions

A judicial review into the inability to evict non-paying tenants during lockdown is being launched by David Smith of JMW Solicitors. This tenant eviction ban during lockdown is causing many smaller landlords serious hardship.

In this Property Investors Coffee Morning special, we will be joined LIVE by David Smith, Partner at JMW Solicitors who believes that the Government’s moratorium on tenant evictions is actually illegal. They plan to launch a judicial review to challenge the Government. This is an important development and all landlords should try to support this move.

The coffee morning will be Live on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/qKJMdEjGw48


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Raymond

9:39 AM, 17th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

It is a good news for landlords that were missing rent of 9 month prior to 23/03/2020, what about us, our lady was in areas of 4.5 month which is £5600, is that not bad enough, that we have to pay the mortgage for some one who is taking advantage of the situation, there are 3 adults in their household who are working and doing 0 afford to pay any rent at all. Also she was receiving Housing benefits and pocketing it, which means she actually was at the profit, while my husband lost his job and we have to continue paying the mortgage for their free accommodation. She is in £12827.55 areas and by Jan 2021 it will be £15274.55 + all solicitor`s fees we have to pay too. what about our welfare. my wife is sufferings anxiety, cannot sleep at night all this is caused of Government decision. We urgently need help!

Old Mrs Landlord

11:44 AM, 17th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Raymond at 17/11/2020 - 09:39Not wishing to detract from this serious subject of discussion or be unsympathetic to your situation, but I am puzzled as to how you manage to have both a husband and a wife - please explain, if only to satisfy my curiosity, though I doubt I am the only one.

Raymond

13:37 PM, 17th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 17/11/2020 - 11:44
I am not sure what is confusing you, maybe some miss understanding from our comments, my wife and I are both landlords.

Paul Maguire

14:46 PM, 17th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

.....your husband lost his job and your wife suffers from anxiety ??

Old Mrs Landlord

16:00 PM, 17th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Maguire at 17/11/2020 - 14:46
Exactly. I suspect one 'half' began the post and her 'other half' completed it without reading what had gone before!

moneymanager

10:16 AM, 18th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Deliberate rent evasion should be defined as what it is, theft.

TheBiggerPicture

7:40 AM, 21st November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by moneymanager at 18/11/2020 - 10:16
But then the Government would have to pay for it. In court costs and extra housing costs.
That just won't do!

If housing is a right, then it's some else's obligation. Take 3 guesses who's obligation?

HardworkingLandlord

11:05 AM, 21st November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Its a real worry now - tenants are starting to learn that they can get away with potentially 2 years rent free and of course, the governmnet doesn't give a ****.
The best case is that the vaccine works and normality returns around March 2021 onwards and the eviction bans are not extended, there will still be a backlog and the gov will both manipulate the courts with new rules like the "covid impact case" that has to be done now as well as screw us on CGT as the solution to the debt problem. Private landlords now must be close to ranking as one of the most under-represented 2.6 million people in society - I mean who do you vote for? Its not as if we can quit our jobs and claim benefits. We're trapped and this sham of a government is going to make us pay using all our hard earned work. The only defence left is the small claims court/CCJ for those tenants who value their credit rating but seek advice as any small claims amount is offset any Section 8 or Section 21 action.


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