Tagged: eviction

Retaliatory eviction law considered by government

Retaliatory eviction law considered by government

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is considering introducing legislation to outlaw ‘retaliatory eviction’ of tenants who complain to their landlords about poor housing conditions. Jonathan Bramhall of the DCLG’s private sector...




PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

Generation Rent has released a renter’s manifesto – and is now asking for people’s views and additional proposals as well as suggestions for other solutions.




Private landlords in the minority when it comes to repossession of property

Private landlords in the minority when it comes to repossession of property

Official figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) showed that between January and March landlords in England and Wales went to court to make 47,220 claims to repossess property – the equivalent of 525...




Much needed legislation or an attempt to attract votes?

Much needed legislation or an attempt to attract votes?

Labour’s leader, Ed Miliband, has called for longer-term tenancies and rent controls within the private rented sector. Has he however focused too heavily on tenants and forgotten about landlords and letting agents? On the...




30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

Landlord Action says tackling ‘retaliatory eviction’ needs more resource to guarantee accuracy. Landlord Action’s latest figures show a 30% rise in claims for possession under Section 21 over the last six months, raising concerns...




Calls for quicker evictions to help landlords and good tenants

Calls for quicker evictions to help landlords and good tenants

A swifter and more streamlined eviction process in the buy to let sector would encourage more landlords to enter the market and provide a greater choice of properties for reliable tenants looking for private rental accommodation,...




Landlords forced into balancing act between lenders and tenants

Landlords forced into balancing act between lenders and tenants

Landlords are absorbing losses from rental arrears in order to keep up buy-to-let mortgage payments, government statistics have indicated.




Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Brokers say a recent Court of Appeal ruling on standard rental agreements provides clarity and will help avoid costly legal battles. The case related to tenant Miss Taylor, who took out an assured shorthold...




Legal ruling cuts tenant eviction time to 8 weeks

Legal ruling cuts tenant eviction time to 8 weeks

A Court of Appeal decision, which ruled that two calendar months were required to end an Assured Shorthold Tenancy after the end of a fixed term, could save landlords thousands, according to landlord solicitors...




MPs raise worries over lettings industry and Immigration Bill

MPs raise worries over lettings industry and Immigration Bill

A report by a cross-party group of MPs has thrown serious doubt on to how the immigration status of prospective tenants can be checked by landlords – checks that, in reality, will be carried...