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Three-quarters of landlords have had to take legal action to end a tenancy

Over 75 per cent of landlords have had to take legal action to end a tenancy, the latest survey by the RLA has revealed.

In a snapshot survey of its membership, the RLA asked, “Have you had to take legal action to end a tenancy?”

In response, 75.5 per cent (197 respondents) replied ‘Yes’, whilst just 24.5 per cent (64 respondents) replied ‘No’.

It is an obvious cause for concern that over three-quarters of landlords have had to take legal action to end a tenancy at some time or another; whether it be through issues such as rent arrears, anti-social behaviour, damage to property, or a simple breakdown in communications and trust between the landlord and tenant. It will be interesting for the RLA to look further into this issue in the future and pinpoint the exact reasons why landlord/tenant relationships may break down.

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 23,000 subscribing members, and an additional 16,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

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