Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Tenants Who Face Eviction Every Year

Private renters are living in constant fear of being evicted, with some households sent eviction notices every 10 months into a tenancy by landlords and letting agents keen to reduce their rights and impose extra fees and rent increases. Section 21 notices – which controversially allow landlords to evict a tenant without having to give a reason – are being sent to renters together with letters asking if they want to renew their term, leaving some feeling confused about their rights and unable to negotiate on rent rises or charges.  Some landlords issue Section 21 notices almost as soon as a tenancy is signed so that if there are problems later on they can act quickly. Read more on the Guardian website.

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