Is the ‘revenge evictions’ bill needed?

There are growing concerns that a government-backed Private Members’ Bill which attempts to outlaw so-called ‘revenge evictions’ is not required. The aim of such a law is to prevent landlords evicting tenants who have made a complaint about essential repairs or poor housing conditions. However, NLA chief executive Richard Lambert insists that there is lack of evidence to support the need for any law change and the courts will be unable to deal with the extra burden of cases that such a law may bring. Another landlords association, the RLA, insists that such a law will simply hand nightmare tenants another weapon to prevent their removal.

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