Landlord pressure groups campaigning for changes in the law to fast track evictions for difficult tenants are calling for support in a petition.
Mike Weatherley, Tory MP for Hove and Portslade is leading the protesters, consisting of 14 landlord businesses and representative groups, including the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). Continue reading Tory MP leads landlord campaign for faster evictions
Landlords can smooth out disagreements with tenants by offering them a free guide that explains the rights of both sides on issues that provoke upsets.
The guide gives step-by-step answers to some of the most common problems – like what happens to a deposit, deciding who is responsible for paying for damage and repairs and the eviction process. Continue reading Property rental FAQ offered free by watchdog. Free guide from the Property Ombudsman that explains the rights of both sides on issues that provoke upsets
A landlord group has responded to the government’s challenge to identify changes to the law that would make running a business easier.
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has responded with suggestions that they say would revitalise the private rental sector.
Top of the list is carrying on with self-regulation rather than resurrecting the old government’s proposal to introduce a licensing and registration scheme in England and Wales. Continue reading Don’t regulate landlords any more, urges Residential Landlords Association (RLA).
Almost 50% of tenants evicted by private landlords find themselves on the street because they do not pay their rent.
The other main cause of friction between landlords and tenants is antisocial behaviour, with 23% of landlords reporting this as a cause for eviction.
The figures come from two sets of recent research by the National Landlord Association (NLA). Continue reading 50% of evicted tenants didn’t pay their rent