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Retaliatory Eviction – Make Sure Your Voice is Heard

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The RLA has launched a campaign webpage in response to Sarah Teather MP’s Tenancies (Reform) Bill, on so-called ‘retaliatory’ or ‘revenge’ evictions. The Bill receives its second reading on 28th November and seeks to limit landlords’ use of section 21 notices. The RLA is asking landlords to raise concerns with MPs and the Housing Minister, and to let the campaign know when they have needed section 21 notices to evict nightmare tenants.

The RLA has launched a campaign webpage in response to Sarah Teather MP’s Tenancies (Reform) Bill, on so-called ‘retaliatory’ or ‘revenge’ evictions.

The Bill receives its second reading on 28th November and seeks to limit landlords’ use of section 21 notices.  The RLA is asking landlords to raise concerns with MPs and the Housing Minister, and to let the campaign know when they have needed section 21 notices to evict nightmare tenants.

The site includes information to help landlords identify their local MP and find their contact details, as well as key points to include in any letter or meeting.

The webpage can be viewed here.

The webpage is a complete toolkit for landlords to understand the impact of the ‘Teather Bill’ and the response from the Residential Landlords’ Association. Introduced by MP for Brent Central, Sarah Teather, the Bill will limit the use of a Section 21 notice for landlords looking to gain possession if a tenant has complained about repairs or the condition of the property.

If you have any questions about what a ‘retaliatory’ or ‘revenge’ eviction is, what Section 21 and Section 8 notices are, or how you can become involved, head to the RLA campaign page now.

This is an extremely important debate and it is vital that landlords make their voices heard.

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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.

2 Comments

  • The government should also think of the Landlords, Instead of making easier for tenants to make problems for landlords, The overall marker for renting will be effected and the property market will have problems and overall it will damage the
    economy of the country. The government is being short sighted. If they want our country to do well they need to bring balance rules which protect both the tenant and the Landlords, ( what they trying do now is one sided)

  • Please don’t make it any harder to evict tenants. The issue of Landlords using Section 21 in a retaliatory manner should be addressed separately, ie, through the Ombudsman schemes available. I would be very interested to learn what percentage of tenants are being evicted because they complain and, more importantly, whether this is country-wide or just in a specific area, ie, London. Accreditation Schemes, Ombudsman Schemes, HMO Licensing all address landlord and housing issues. Rather than concentrating on Section 21, you should be encouraging landlords / agents to be part of one scheme or another and punishing those who resist.

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