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  • Scottish PRS

    Highland Council issue rent suspension orders

    Good to hear

    https://www.highland.gov.uk/news/article...censed_hmo

    ""Last week, The Highland Council issued rent suspension orders (RSO) in relation to a number of properties being operated as unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMO). 

    The orders, which have been served on the owners and tenants, mean that the tenants are no longer under any obligation to pay rent to their landlord.  Their tenancy rights remain otherwise unaffected. ""

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    Good stuff!  Thanks for the share.

    What happens in Scotland often comes over to England ....

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    Yes its good to hear but a shame similar draconian measures arent taken against bad tenants too.

    Criminal proceedings for malicious damage for example.

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    Errr... landlords can take action against tenants (civil) for the costs & this sensible admirable landlord got the Polis to classify it as criminal damage...he's not the only one who bothered

    https://www.lettingaproperty.com/landlor...by-police/

    Shame more landlords don't do likewise.

     see also

    https://www.property118.com/malicious-da...nts/36254/

    Incidentally this is under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 - shame it's not more strenuously enforced.

    I 'ates crooks and cheats, be they landlords, tenants, agents, MPs... (especially MPs....)

    Slàinte mhath!

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    Thats the exception, the standard response from the police will be that its a civil matter and what use is a civil action against someone with no money?

    "However, here the level of destruction is so high that it’s criminal damage without a doubt" - Thats hardly the norm.

    But anyway, the sentiment of what I meant is about having a consistent approach from the law applied to both tenant and landlord which I doubt anyone could argue is the case.

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    Aye, understand:  The Police have to deal with all areas of law 24x7 and it's unlikely the Policeman handling the issue with be an expert in housing, or, say, domestic violence or parking regulations...


    A bit like, anecdotally, tenants having been illegally evicted by landlord get ""the standard response from the police will be that its a civil matter"" - when as we know illegal eviction is both a civil AND  a criminal matter.


    Best wishes to all law-abiding tenants, landlords etc etc

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    If you feel really strongly you can always bring a private prosecution (at least in England).

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    This Scottish law makes eminent sense

    Perhaps England will adopt this policy?.

    The best way to deter a rogue LL  is hit him in the pocket.

    Few LL  will bother being a rogue LL  if they could face no rent being required to continue renting and then a long eviction process.

    There should be more of this for other rogue LL  actions

    Like all those LL  who don't have CTL for their properties if mortgaged on a resi mortgage or for those LL  letting to AirBnb or SA or as a HMO  in breach of mortgage conditions

    Plus all those rogue LL  that let to HB tenants when their mortgage conditions specifically preclude those LL  letting to such HB tenants.

    I would welcome such enforcement  of no rent being required to be paid in these circumstances.

    It should  cause a change in such rogue LL behaviour to comply with lender conditions  and if they can't or won't to desist from letting to these tenants

    I would like to see no rent being paid for those LL  that have failed to ensure their property meets the EPC standards pertaining at the time subject to there being no exemption.from them.

     Just enforcing against these rogue LL  will cause about 2 million tenants to be made homeless. ...................lovely!!!

    Means I can jack up my rents further on what will be an ever scarcer rental property.

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    Congratulations to Highland Council for applying this order, perhaps it will encourage other councils to be proactive and then we can see some benefit from our fees paid to Landlord Registration.

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