‘Our landlord evicted us out of revenge’
A couple claim they were the victim of a “revenge eviction” after complaining about the condition of their £1,300-a-month rented home.
Francisca Rigaud and Colin Sharman were “devastated” to receive an eviction notice two months before the contract ended on their Cardiff home.
The method used by the landlord to evict the couple – called a no-fault eviction (NFE) – is completely legal.
A charity claims the system is open to abuse from unscrupulous landlords.
Section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act allows landlords to evict tenants – without reason – once their contract has come to an end, or give them notice of the intention to evict two months before it ends.