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Friday 28th November 2014


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9:18 AM, 1st December 2014
About 6 years ago

Revenge Eviction or was the landlord right?

Reply to the comment left by "Joe Bloggs" at "28/11/2014 - 22:51":

Hi Joe,

Our Chairman Alan Ward was quoted saying it's an opportunity to work with landlords and landlord representative groups to sort a workable solution to the apparent issues of retaliatory evictions.

That is to say, the people and groups that supported the Teather Bill are not wrong in their desires to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords...far from it! The RLA agrees that criminals who operate within the sector need to be effectively dealt with and ejected from the sector. However, the Association felt that this Bill was not the panacea for the ills described by some.

While this Bill has been 'defeated' for now, there is little doubt it will come back, the RLA hopes that a fair legislative balance will be found to benefit both renter and landlord.... Read More

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8:57 AM, 1st December 2014
About 6 years ago

Revenge Eviction or was the landlord right?

Reply to the comment left by "Monty Bodkin" at "28/11/2014 - 23:43":

Hi Monty,

I am Communications Officer for the RLA, and yes this is the official account for the RLA on the Property118 forums here.... Read More

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17:26 PM, 28th November 2014
About 6 years ago

Revenge Eviction or was the landlord right?

Considering today's outcomes we would be very interested in your opinions and what you think of the RLA's take on matters!:

Sarah Teather MP’s Private Members’ Bill, seeking to ban so-called retaliatory evictions by limiting landlords’ use of section 21 notices, has failed to win enough support in the House of Commons today.

The Bill ran out of time, after only 60 MPs voted on a procedural motion to put the Bill to a vote. 100 MPs are required for such a motion to succeed. It now drops to the bottom of the order for Private Members’ Bills and has no chance of proceeding.

Commenting on the Bill’s failure RLA chairman, Alan Ward said:

“The RLA do not condone revenge evictions and want to see effective action to drive criminal landlords out of the private rented sector. However, this Bill was badly drafted and missed its target. It would have punished good landlords and allowed bad tenants, savvy with their rights, to play the system.

“There is now an opportunity for the campaign groups to work with landlord representatives and local authorities to come up with a workable solution to tackle the small minority who practice retaliatory eviction.

“Enforcement of current regulations is key. The RLA has already discussed ways in which councils can identify those landlords who operate under the radar with ministers, MPs and local government representatives.

“We can work together to ensure councils have the tools they need to tackle bad landlords and retaliatory eviction without undermining good landlords and landlord-tenants relations.”... Read More