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What if the PRS didn’t exist? Guest Columns


By Guest Columnist Ben Reeve-Lewis


I work for a council in London. I’m the landlord’s nemesis, the bogey man, a Tenancy Relations Officer; the guy who prosecutes landlords for harassment and illegal eviction, the one who gets injunctions out against them, has them arrested, helps tenants claim damages against them, kicks doors in and pushes tenants back into property when the landlord doesn’t want them.

I looked at the new Housing Strategy and the provisions of the Localism Act this week with great interest. Not to see how many shiny new legal powers I may have been given but with a sense of relief that I can at last do something more constructive and useful with my time.
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