Land­lords and prob­lem ten­ants

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.”

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