RESPONDING to the launch today of a consultation by the Government on establishing a new housing court, David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association, said:
“The RLA called for a new Housing Court at the time of the last election and in its budget submission. It therefore welcomes this important consultation.
“Improving and speeding up access to justice in this way would be good news for landlords and tenants.
“It will help root out criminal landlords more quickly, give tenants better ability to enforce rights granted by new legislation on property fitness, and give greater confidence to landlords to offer longer tenancies.”