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