Where are the decision-makers who could support landlords and tenants with sensible policies?

Where are the decision-makers who could support landlords and tenants with sensible policies?

0:02 AM, 22nd April 2024, About 2 months ago 6

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Shelter says “26,000 no fault” evictions have been enforced by bailiffs since 2019. If this relates to the 5 million in the PRS then this represents around 7,000 tenancies a year or 0.1% of total.

Yes as many as one in a thousand tenancies end up in a “No fault enforced eviction.” Odd but shelter don’t headline this fact.

If this is the worst of the problem, why have the government not looked at evidence to see why people were evicted? It would be interesting to hear the stories from landlords behind these evictions as well as the tenants, and the costs these landlords have faced etc.

It would be interesting to hear how these tenants get on in their next tenancy to see if there were underlying problems as we don’t know why they left. Presumably the government didn’t bother to look at this crucial information.

If Shelter is correct, they also say 250,000 tenancies a year are given a section 21 but not evicted by bailiffs. Therefore 95% of tenancies are not the subject of a Section 21, something they don’t broadcast.

The average UK tenancy lasts less than three years, so why change millions of existing six month AST tenancies to make them tenancies for life when most people don’t need that. 95% of tenancies are already unaffected. The Renters (Reform) Bill isn’t reforming rents it’s elongating all existing contracts making them potentially contracts for life.

Would it not make much more sense to leave existing contracts untouched and make new tenancies three year contracts because that is how long the average tenancy lasts. But also tenants could request shorter tenancies if they prefer.

Given only 0.1% of tenancies end in Section 21 evictions is the system really broken?

What has been totally missed here is landlords who find themselves with difficult tenants are in an extremely vulnerable position, we do not need the government to bully us.

If there are changes to tenancies from my perspective there should be a built in probation period. The reality is there are too many bad tenants and landlords need protection from these bad tenants as the courts don’t work efficiently.

The government and Labour are stomping on good landlords and exasperating the housing crisis.

Where are the people who are capable of making sensible decisions that would support good landlords and good tenants?

Thanks for reading,

Paul


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Cider Drinker

9:44 AM, 22nd April 2024, About 2 months ago

Well said Paul. Word for word perfect.

Shelter choose sensationalist headlines because these headlines produce more donations. That CEO’s salary and expenses won’t pay themselves.

The government reacts to the loudest voice, Shelter are much louder than the toothless NRLA, all that politicians want is your vote at the next election. One man, one vote means a drug addict’s vote is just as good as landlords vote A landlord’s vote is just as good as the vote of somebody in temporary accommodation. So long as they appeal to one, they hope to secure another 5 years on the House of Commons gravy train.

H MD

11:16 AM, 22nd April 2024, About 2 months ago

The NRLA should have our back, the current leadership is toothless and useless.
Shelter and Gen Rent keep conjuring up sensationalist deadlines and the NRLA just keeps collecting subscriptions.

NewYorkie

11:31 AM, 22nd April 2024, About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Cider Drinker at 22/04/2024 - 09:44
Homeless + Charity = sympathy + donations + media visibility. NRLA = [money grabbing] landlords.

How can that ever change while the likes of Shelter hold the media and political upper hand?

Martin Roberts

9:12 AM, 23rd April 2024, About 2 months ago

I wonder how many evictions were by baliff because Shelter told the tenant to 'Sit tight and wait for them'.

Laura Swift

17:03 PM, 23rd April 2024, About 2 months ago

I wish this could make the headlines. Very well said. The truth is always hidden. These charities promote hate against landlords..giving their one sided stories and actually making the issue worse….but then again it’s good for business..oh sorry charity

Mr Blueberry

16:17 PM, 25th April 2024, About 2 months ago

Well said Paul.

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