An petition aimed at expediting the eviction process of bad tenants has been signed by 2,000 people in just one month.
Due to the current legal system and the need to visit court, it sometimes takes private landlords months to evict an unacceptable tenant and regain his or her property for rent. It is common that tenants in arrears continue living in a rental property for months without paying rent.
The problem of delay may become worse given that many courts will close due to spending cuts. This means the current backlog of cases will need to be dealt with by another court, increasing the pressure on the legal system and creating further delay.
The Rebalancing the Law petition headed by Paul Shamplina of eviction specialists, Landlord Action, will soon be presented to Downing Street, supported by Mike Weatherley MP.
The campaign has a host of backers including Mike Stimpson, of the Southern Landlords Association, who said: “Why should any private landlord be required, by law, to continue to provide a service (often for up to six months) when the client will not pay for it?”
Paul Shamplina said: “The eviction process takes far too long – something that Landlord Action sees on a daily basis – and 2,000 landlords are now asking the Government to recognise landlords’ concerns and to begin taking steps to improve the situation.”
If you would like to sign the petition like over 2000 other landlords, Click Here.