3 thoughts on “The best way to help tenants is to cut red tape for landlords”

  1. Posted 04/10/2013 at 17:33 | Permalink

    Part of the trouble seems to be that politicians want to be seen to be ‘doing something’ even when doing nothing would be a better (less harmful) option. I sometimes wonder whether it might make sense to press for a politicians’ equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath for doctors of medicine: ‘Above all, do no harm.’ The philosophy of laissez-faire doesn’t mean that politicians should never do anything, should never ‘interfere’ in the market. But it does mean ‘look before you leap’ and do try to imagine the indirect and longer-term consequences of your proposed actions. Why is it that so few politicians seem able to learn from experience, their own or other people’s?

  2. Posted 07/10/2013 at 07:04 | Permalink

    Note to D.R. Myddleton – it is a commonly believed myth that medics swear the Hippocratic Oath. They don’t (at least not in the UK). They simply agree to abide by the principles of good medical practice, as defined by the General Medical Council (which is slightly worrying given the record of the GMC in protecting the interests of medics above those of patients in recent years).

  3. Posted 08/11/2013 at 12:43 | Permalink

    Just don’t see ny reason….There should be short time rentals as long time rentals! Not everyone is going to live the whole life in the city, so what is the reason to reduce short term rentals in some people really need them? “Tenants are already so well protected that it typically takes several months to remove them if they fail to pay the rent”- Yes, there lots of problems here. Periodic tenancies run on a week-by-week or month-by-month basis with no fixed end date. If you have one of these, your landlord must usually give you ‘notice to quit’ – they must do this in a certain way depending on your type of tenancy agreement and its terms.If you don’t leave at the end of the notice period, they must apply to the court for a possession order, which gives them the right to evict you and take possession of the property. If the court gives your landlord a possession order and you still don’t leave, your landlord must apply for a warrant for eviction – this means bailiffs can remove you from the property.

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