The RLA has produced a document, “Retaliatory Evictions: the case against regulatory intervention”, which confronts claims by vested groups that landlords over-use and abuse their powers when ending tenancies. The suggestions are that forced evictions are a widespread practice within the private rented sector (PRS).
Alan Ward, Chairman of the RLA, is dubious of the numbers that are provided by housing charity ‘Shelter’ in a recent parade of critiques on the PRS by the organisation.
Speaking to InsideHousing, Alan suggests that using the laws that are already in place is more effective than subjecting an entire industry, the majority of whom are compliant, to stricter rules.
Alan expertly points out that Shelter neglect to show just how many tenancies ended by the landlord are down to tenants not paying rent or behaving anti-socially.
You can view all of Alan’s comments on the InsideHousing website here.
View or download: “Retaliatory Evictions: the case against regulatory intervention” the RLA response document.
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