RLA approve of Tory Life Time Deposits plan

by Property 118

10:02 AM, 21st November 2019
About 3 months ago

RLA approve of Tory Life Time Deposits plan

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RLA approve of Tory Life Time Deposits plan

The RLA has welcomed Conservative plans to introduce lifetime deposits for tenants.

David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), said: “We have long argued that deposits should be transferable. It will make renting cheaper and easier for tenants. It is vital though that the detail of the plans ensure that both landlords and tenants can have complete confidence in how the lifetime deposit will work.

“On the pledge by the Conservatives to end so called ‘no fault’ repossessions, we agree that the system needs to be reformed, but this needs to be done properly.

“Whilst any new system should protect tenants from the minority of landlords who abuse the current rights, it is important that good landlords can be confident that in circumstances such as tenant rent arrears or anti-social behaviour they can swiftly and easily regain possession of their property. We want to see comprehensive reform that works for both landlords and tenants. This should include setting up a dedicated housing court offering easy and inexpensive access to justice for both tenants and landlords.”



Comments

Mick Roberts

8:54 AM, 23rd November 2019
About 3 months ago

I'm no expert on this, saying that, I'm Einstein compare to the Govt & the councils & their hair-brained idea's that are thought up in an office, when I'm in the read world.
But How's this gonna' work with old Landlord saying you've wrecked this & that.

Here is my latest one this week:

This is how they leave em when u let em off with the deposit 9 years ago when they moved in:

Tenants from Hell Heronridge.
https://youtu.be/kpvbagi06Vo

This was the condition of the house 4 months before. Reasonably good. In fact one could say very nice from the photos.
And the girl says she's done nothing wrong:

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-81853757.html

Jireh Homes

19:07 PM, 23rd November 2019
About 3 months ago

Agree with previous comments that struggle to see how this will work in practice, and responded to this effect when first tabled. Clearly intended as a headline grabber and hopefully will fall by the wayside once who-ever is in charge looks at the details.

SM

10:53 AM, 24th November 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Cathie Hawkins at 21/11/2019 - 21:02Hi Cathie,
I also find this difficult to understand. Having met with my MP to discuss the governments treatment of Landlords I'm left very much with the feeling that its 1 of 2 things. Firstly it’s just vote grabbing. Secondly it’s a diversionary tactic, lets light a fire here and screem fire to distract everyone’s attention from the big fire over there. We then put out the small fire we’ve made whilst everyone is watching and tell people we’ve done a great job. The reality is the big fire just keeps burning. For big fire read a lack of housing.

Dr Rosalind Beck

10:58 AM, 24th November 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by SM at 24/11/2019 - 10:53
Excellent analogy. Do you mind if I nick it at some point?

Rob Crawford

11:47 AM, 25th November 2019
About 3 months ago

If RLA are supporting this scheme, why have they not released details on how it works? To support such a scheme they must have looked at the process to ensure what is being proposed is viable and in the interest of their members. Considering their support for it, surely they must know this. So RLA - please explain!

Luke P

12:27 PM, 25th November 2019
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 25/11/2019 - 11:47
What an excellent point, Rob.

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