Login

Faster Evictions For Anti Social Tenants


Thursday, November 6, 2014
New Fast-Track Evictions For Anti Social Tenants

New Fast-Track Evictions For Anti Social Tenants

New Fast-Track Evictions For Anti Social Tenants

UK private rental sector and social housing landlords have been granted new powers in order to speed up the eviction process for anti-social tenants.

The changes in the eviction process are designed to make it easier for landlords to secure a possession order for the rented property, a process that can take up to an average of seven months for landlords who don’t use the UK’s leading tenant eviction specialists, Legal 4 Landlords, to handle things correctly.

Private rented sector and social landlords will now be able to use a tenant’s previous convictions for serious anti-social behaviour to trigger anti social eviction proceedings.

Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis, Minister of State for Housing

 

Government housing minister Brandon Lewis said: “No one deserves to feel intimidated or unsafe in their own community, yet lengthy court proceedings have left nightmare tenants free to cause misery for their neighbours for years. But new powers mean landlords can take swifter action to evict any tenant convicted of persistent or serious anti-social behaviour, bringing faster relief to victims and witnesses. It will mean law-abiding tenants will be able to live in peace, while anyone found guilty of serious antisocial behaviour cannot benefit from the valuable support that private sector and social housing can offer.”

Sim Sekhon, Legal 4 Landlords

Sim Sekhon

Sim Sekhon, spokesman for Legal 4 Landlords said: “Private sector landlords have wanted the tenant eviction process to be made more streamlined and faster for them to gain possession orders to remove bad and anti social tenants from their properties for some time. The changes announced by Mr Lewis are hopefully the start of a much more expedient tenant eviction process that will help reduce the financial stresses that many PRS landlords face when attempting to evict defaulting or anti social tenants from rented properties. If the tenant eviction process is not conducted correctly it can increase the distress and financial hardship for the landlord and extend the length of time it takes to remove the bad tenant from the property. Legal 4 Landlords have rightfully earned the reputation of being the UK’s leading tenant eviction specialists, because we don’t leave anything to chance and our eviction processes are designed to help landlords get their rental properties back with the minimum of fuss and aggravation”.

The new powers for landlords to evict anti social tenants are contained in the latest amendments to the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014


This was written by Mike Clarke. Posted on at 11:30 am. Filed under Eviction. Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow comments here with the RSS feed. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.