Test case for landlords under EU Human rights act possible?Make Text Bigger
It seems to be more prevalent that local councils are advising non-paying tenants to be as difficult as possible to landlords. These problem tenants are being advised by councils to turn up at their court hearings at the last minute to force cases to be adjourned, then hold on until bailiffs arrive.
This hasn’t happened to me .. yet, but it has just happened to my nephew who is a landlord in London. In his case, his solicitor confirmed that the tenant had acted on advice of the local council.
If these cases are ever proved (undercover journalists?) surely a landlord would be able to take civil proceedings against the council involved and seek compensation for loss of income and time / expense.
I am also wondering if it is feasible for someone to force a test case under EU Human Rights regarding the Right to Work Act (I think it is Article 8). Surely landords have a right to work?
And what these unscrupulous local councils are doing is tantamount to inciting theft.
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