Opinion

Listen: How the eviction ban has affected one tenant living close to an anti-social neighbour

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The NRLA has heard from many landlords across the country who have shared how the extension of the evictions ban will affect them.

Some have shared how they are struggling financially due to the coronavirus and rent arrears that started well before the pandemic-while others have shared the desperate situations other tenants are facing at the moment as they can’t do anything about their own tenant behaving antisocially.

The evictions ban means that landlords can’t take swift action against anti-social tenants, even if they are disrupting the lives of other tenants in a property or neighbours and the wider community.

One tenant who is currently living in a house share with another tenant behaving antisocially told us how they’ve set up a campaign around this issue.

In this audio clip, we speak to one renter, J* who wanted to share his experience of living nextdoor to someone who has been behaving anti-socially throughout the lockdown-and the impact the ban on evictions has been having on his life. His landlord has done all he can-but can’t do anymore. *We have chosen to keep J anonymous to protect his identity.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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