Ben and I have been writing for years about the police failing to help tenants being illegally evicted by their landlords. There was even a case, Naughton v. Whittle and Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police in 2009, where the police were sued (and settled to avoid it going to trial).
There have been a number of other posts the most recent here.
But at long last, I have seen a post, here, in the Guardian, reporting on the issues, almost as if it is something new! Let’s hope that this means the problem is now being taken seriously. If the Guardian make an issue of it, perhaps the police will get some proper training!
But enough of this. What happened on the blog last week?
A question asked by a landlord via my Blog Clinic this week
Ben Reeve Lewis looks at the new HMO rules
Read Part 3 in my series of Foundations of Landlord and Tenant Law
Ben talks to me about the work he does for Safer Renting
Lots of housing news again this week, here I highlight a few.
- Here’s that post in the Guardian again
- Patrick Collinson finds that renters are lucky to have £23 pw left after paying their bills
- Can a freeholder/manager prevent a leaseholder from letting out their property on Airbnb and similar short-term letting platforms?
- Hundreds of landlords fined over right to rent rules
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