12:34 PM, 13th November 2015, About 7 years ago 9
Not sure how controversial this is but with all the changes to protect tenants which I don’t think is wrong, maybe there should be a tenants record in an aim to help protect landlords?
The idea is this would be kind of like a criminal record whereby any evictions and the reason for the eviction are kept on a record database that can be checked with permission from prospective tenants, any records would only show evictions where they had actually had to go to court (aka still haven’t moved out after the notice) and lost.
It could possibly contain information like how much the tenant was owed and for what they owe the monies (aka rent arrears or property damage). It could also contain information like if the tenant adhered to the court eviction or if a possession order was needed.
Any marks on the record would stay on for X number of years.
This would help reduce all this rubbish from Shelter saying “Stay in the house until the bailiffs kick you out”. For 99% of tenants that are good tenants they should have nothing to fear. I believe they have a system similar to this in some states in America, it would certainly make tenants think about just stopping paying rent or trashing the place…
What do you think?
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