Landlords and problem tenants
FOLLOWING the Government’s announcement of tougher action against anti-social tenants in social housing, the Residential Landlords Asociation has called for greater efforts to combat the problem in the private rented sector.
The RLA has raised serious concerns that landlords find themselves unknowingly taking on tenants evicted from social housing for anti-social behaviour. Private landlords have no control over tenant behaviour nor the means to check tenant records. Neither do they have powers to take effective action against them.
RLA Chairman, Alan Ward says: “Data Protection laws make it difficult for landlords to properly reference the behaviour of new tenants.”