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Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 29 February

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Eviction WorriesOne of the interesting things this week has been the ongoing discussion on Monday’s post about landlords refusing to accept DSS tenants.

And the message coming through is that many landlords would love to rent to DSS tenants (many of whom they admit would be superb tenants) if only the system did not make things so difficult.

Which is understandable.  After all, as a landlord there is not much point in renting out property at a loss.

So what can be done about it?  A change of attitude by government and local authorities seems to be the answer.  Not that anything is likely to happen any time soon – this government either does not care a snap for people unable to afford to buy their own home, or the treasury is in such a dire mess that it can’t.

Which seems odd – surely not ALL politicians can be wholly heartless?  And if the treasury is in such a mess –  why is it low-income people who have to suffer rather than (for example) overpaid CEOs?

But what else happened on the blog this week?


Why do landlords refuse to let to housing benefit / DSS tenants?

The post of the moment.  Why not add your comments?  Do it here …


A Free Eviction Checklist on the five things to check first if you want to evict your tenant

Yes, another free checklist.  What other checklists would you like to see given away on Landlord Law Blog?  Tell me in the comments below.  In the meantime, get the eviction one here …


Grounds for Eviction: Ground 6 – substantial building works

A useful ground so long as you are not a landlord by purchase.  Find out more about it here …


Landlord Law Essentials – the E-Book

I have finally got around to updating my Essentials ebook.  Find out more here …


Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #242

Court closures, families being driven apart, the housing deficit – read about it all here …

How can one of joint tenants stay on without creating a new tenancy while looking for a new sharer

A quick ‘fast track’ blog clinic question answered.  Take a look at it here …


Further Reading

  • Find out if your local court is one of the ones being closed in this BBC report
  • I loved this story about the Norfolk farmer who prefers to use horses
  • Private tenants to grow to 30% of all British households
  • A Welsh rally for an end to the housing crisis in  Wales

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