13:27 PM, 13th November 2018, About 3 years ago 8
As promised in the government’s last manifesto the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have proposed a new Housing Court.
This new court will be route for landlords and tenants to speed up and improve usability in obtaining redress and has now gone to consultation.
James Brokenshire, Housing Minister, said: “Everyone deserves to live in a safe and decent home, and this government is bringing about real change in making renting more secure. This is particularly important for families and vulnerable tenants who live with the fear of suddenly being forced to move, or fear eviction if they complain about problems with their home. It is also important for landlords who, in a minority of cases, struggle to get their property back when they have reason to do so.”
David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association, said:
“The RLA called for a new Housing Court at the time of the last election and in its budget submission. It therefore welcomes this important consultation.
“Improving and speeding up access to justice in this way would be good news for landlords and tenants.
“It will help root out criminal landlords more quickly, give tenants better ability to enforce rights granted by new legislation on property fitness, and give greater confidence to landlords to offer longer tenancies.”
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