Compensation for evicted tenants?
The campaign group Generation Rent is now calling for tenants who have been served notice to leave a property to be compensated by landlords.
Results from a survey carried out by BMG Research found that 27% of current and past private tenants had been evicted by a landlord who wanted to sell, refurbish or change the use of the property, or were forced to move because of a rent increase.
The most common reason for a tenants losing their home is the landlord deciding to sell the property at 14% followed by raising the rent so high the tenant could not afford it 7%.
63% of respondents agreed that private tenants who abided by the terms of their tenancy agreement should have an automatic right to remain in their home.
66% believe that private tenants who are evicted through no fault of their own should be compensated for the cost of moving home, including 80% of private renters.
75% think private landlords should be prevented from raising their tenant’s rent by more than inflation, including 84% of private renters – and 81% of pensioners.
As the Housing Bill progresses through Parliament, Generation Rent is calling on the government to change eviction law to protect tenants who face losing their home, by giving them a right to compensation, and thereby also discourage landlords from forcing them out in the first place.
Betsy Dillner, director of Generation Rent, said: “Every time a renter moves home they spin the roulette wheel. They might well get a good landlord who values long term tenants, but this poll suggests that one in four of us will end up with a bad one sooner or later. With increasing numbers of us facing a lifetime of renting, we need to be able to call the place we live a home, and we can’t until the government ends unfair evictions.”
You bad landlords who are selling your property and raising your rents…….
How dare you…..
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Maybe Generation Rent Should be supporting the landlord from rising costs so that they then don’t have to pass these on to the tenants….