Friday, 10 June 2016

Brandon Lewis Issues Eviction Warning To Councils

The Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, has written to all local councils in England to underline government guidance on the advice that councils give to tenants when seeking re-housing on the grounds of “homelessness” when faced with an eviction notice. The landlord associations have been lobbying the Minister for some time about what they see as erroneous guidance given by many local councils to tenants when they are seeking re-housing.  Many landlords have been reporting for some time that an alarming number of private tenants are being told by their local council to ignore eviction notices served by their landlords. They are often told to stay-put until bailiffs to turn up before moving out, otherwise they will not qualify for housing assistance and rehousing support. Read more on the Landlord Zone website.

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