No fault eviction (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2478
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In response to question 2009/2013 you argue that landlords should not have to be 'fit and proper' persons because 'if tenants are genuinely at risk then there is a range of enforcement powers that local authorities can use to deal with the situation'. Conversely, you argue in response to question 2007/2013 that the abolition of landlord's right to 'no fault eviction' could impinge their 'legitimate right to gain possession of their properties'. This suggest that you believe landlords have fewer rights to evict tenants than tenants have to bring action against a bad landlord. Is this a correct assessment of your view?

Answer

Answer for No fault eviction (1)

Answer for No fault eviction (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Regarding the fit and proper person test, please see my answer to question 2479/2013.

Regarding retaliatory eviction, I will comment on the specific safeguards if and when proposals come forward.