NRLA disappointed by damaging evictions ban extension

by Property 118

9:54 AM, 6th June 2020
About 2 months ago

NRLA disappointed by damaging evictions ban extension

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NRLA disappointed by damaging evictions ban extension

The NRLA have expressed disappointment at the decision by Ministers to extend the ban on evictions in rented housing by a further two months. It will be a further impetus to landlords leaving the market as confidence is at an all-time low.

Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:

“This decision means that some landlords will now be facing five months without receiving any rent as they can take no action against tenants who were not paying before the lockdown started. It also means more misery for tenants and neighbours suffering at the hands of anti-social tenants and will also cause exceptional hardship for a number of landlords, including many who depend on their rental income to live, for which there is no assistance.

“We have every sympathy with tenants who face genuine difficulties because of a loss of income due to the coronavirus crisis and as our survey out tomorrow shows, nearly all landlords are working with tenants who are struggling to keep them in their home.

“It is important that the Government sets out its plans for the market at the end of this one-time extension. A failure to do so will cause serious damage to the private rented sector as a whole.  It will ultimately be tenants who suffer as they will find it increasingly difficult to find affordable housing if landlords do not have the confidence that they will get their properties back swiftly in legitimate circumstances.”



Comments

Chris @ Possession Friend

11:26 AM, 8th June 2020
About 2 months ago

Crazy, - NRLA welcomed the 'Govt measures' when the ban was imposed, now its extended for 2 months - they are Disappointed. ( wow, 'strong' word, I'm sure Landlords affected by Repossession WON'T be reassured by ! )
A sense of direction is needed, and Firmer action. - like ...
Starting a Crowd-funded ( for Landlords not members of the Association ) for a Judicial Review of the Govt's sequestration of private property, or at the very least, get Counsel's opinion on such a case.
A robust legal firm should be chosen, not some Tenant-sympathisers who defend defaulters.

Hardworking Landlord

12:10 PM, 8th June 2020
About 2 months ago

The NRLA is 'disappointed' I am wondering why I am paying to be a member of an association that is so disappointing!

Myself and other landlords are facing much more than just 5 months rent arrears. Mine started back in January so at best this will be 9 months assuming the court is super efficient and has no backlog! The trouble is, we are just seen as landlords. The reality is this:

My name is John and I am married to Katie. We have a son name James. We live in a 3 bed semi, drive an average car and we both work hard at our jobs and we rent a few properties to build a retirement fund. We support charities, have our own health issues and look after family members. We are happy with our lot, respect those with less and support our decent tenants in hard times. The government has no time for us, we don't benefit from any of the support funds, but that's OK by us as there are others that need it more than us. We have saved hard over the years and will get through - well at least we thought we would.

The government now allows our rogue tenant who we have tried unbelievably hard to work with, to stay even longer without paying the rent. We have repaired the broken doors, the smashed windows, the smashed cooker, and have recently apologized to the neighbors for the inconvenience our rogue tenant is causing. We will continue to service the boiler, upgrade and safety check the electrics, replace the smoke alarms that are pulled down every time we enter the property, but the money is running out. Now the NRLA want to put in place a pre action protocol for private properties. Companies will charge us huge fees which we can ill afford to be compliant with the new legislation which will just add to our debt and time line How is any of this remotely reasonable?

Luke P

10:22 AM, 9th June 2020
About 2 months ago

Their voice is both too quiet, but really disingenuous.

As has been said, why call for pre-action protocol going forward then? Will they also be ‘disappointed’ when PAP comes in or is far stronger than expected?

I believe the NRLA is a Govt/Shelter/Generation Rent plant.


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