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Make sure you have your say in Government’s Housing Court consultation

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

There is not long left for you to have your say in the Government’s consultation on proposals to introduce a Housing Court in England.

The Government launched the call for evidence last month, and it closes on 22nd January 2019.

You can read a recent blog post from our Policy Manager John Stewart, What would a new housing court do for me? here.

RLA campaigning in this area

The RLA has long campaigned for a Housing Court, calling for it at the time of the last election and in our Budget submission. We will be making a formal response to the Government’s call for evidence.

When the call for evidence was launched, our Policy Director David Smith said at the time: “The RLA 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 greater confidence to landlords to offer longer tenancies”.

How to have your say

The Government is seeking views on the experiences people have of using courts and tribunal services in property cases, including whether a specialist Housing Court is needed. They are keen on hearing from private landlords on their experiences of the possession action process in the county court. To have your say, visit the Government’s website here.

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.


  • I thinks it’s laudable that the government legislates to protect good tenants from bad landlords but it’s also important to legislate to protect good landlords from bad tenants
    The current court system is too sluggish to deal with dispute resolutions which greatly affect people’s lives

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