CAB calls for longer tenancies

Published on Thu, 30th Aug 2018 17:03

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has recently (August 24th) published a report.

Entitled Touch and go: How to protect private renters from retaliatory eviction in England it concludes that  tenants who have received a section 21 notice, when compared those who have not, are:

  • Over twice as likely to have complained to their landlord in the previous six months.
  • Five times more likely to have complained to their local authority prior to their notice being issued.
  • Eight times more likely to have complained to an independent redress scheme. 

The report recommends that the government should:

  • Protect tenants from retaliatory eviction when they complain to independent redress or ombudsman schemes.
  • Enable tenants to leave a fixed-term contract early, without penalty, if their landlord fails to uphold their legal responsibilities.
  • Introduce mandatory three year tenancies for all private rented sector tenancies.

For the report, click here For a summary, click here