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Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
09 Nov 2021 11:42

We have realized something is going on not only in Dawlish but across the country. Landlords of private renters are having their rents increased now that the Government has relaxed the emergency on rents be it a flat or house Landlords are raising rents above the (RPI ) Retail Price Index. Those landlords that attempt to raise rents above that are breaking the law. So, what happens if you refuse to pay above the ( RPI ) the landlord will serve you with a section 21 which is a 2-month notice to leave. During the height of the Pandemic, landlords could not raise the rent or ask you to leave but could give you a 6-month notice now it's 2 months. What I see happening is getting tenants out and re-renting at a higher rent. Be aware of this practice as we find ourselves in this situation after living in our flat and has been our home for nearly 10 years. Through those years we have never missed a rent payment always paid on time every month. And the landlord is not obliged to give a reason to serve a section 21. If you haven't moved out by a given date the landlord will then petition the court for eviction.

 

Forgive the long post. I hope it may help someone to understand what's going on more so with the elderly as with us.

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Lynne
Lynne
10 Nov 2021 06:28
Lynne
Lynne
12 Nov 2021 06:57
Teignpot
Teignpot
16 Nov 2021 11:30

Property owners are perfectly entitled to bring tenancy agreements to an end and to therefore reclaim their personal property. And, quite rightly can do so without having to give a reason. 

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Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
16 Nov 2021 12:35

Teignpot: Of course they are entitled to get their property back. It's just the way they do it by giving just 8 weeks to get out is not long enough whether young or old 8 weeks is not long enough by a long shot especially in our case being in our 70s and never ever missing the rent payment ever.

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Lynne
Lynne
16 Nov 2021 14:41

There is a feature on tonight's (Tuesday 16th November) BBC Spotlight programme about the housing crisis in the south west. This lunchtime they were asking people to get in touch before the programme airs if they have any thoughts/personal experience about this matter.

Contact us
  1. By telephone. To speak to a journalist, please call 01752 229201.
  2. By email. E-mail spotlight@bbc.co.uk.

This should take you to the lunchtime request. Feature on housing is right at the beginning of the programme. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0011p9x/spotlight-lunchtime-news-16112021

 

Teignpot
Teignpot
16 Nov 2021 22:37

Brooklyn Bridge. It's a shame that you have to move house, but at the end of the day you chose to live in someone else's home. Granted 8 weeks isn't long, especially at this time of year, so hopefully you'll be able to find alternative accommodation in someone else's home in the near future. Good luck. 

Lynne
Lynne
17 Nov 2021 07:15

Rented accommodation need not necessarily be someone else's home. It could just as easily be part of someone else's property business portfolio.  

 

Secondly, whilst some may choose to live in rented accommodation  others have no option. Their financial circumstances are such that much as they might like to buy their own home they just cannot do so.   

 

And on top of that now it seems there is a dearth of longer term rental accommodation. See reasons why in links below. 

 

 


 

Devon's rental crisis deepens as available homes dwindle

https://www.devonlive.com › ... › Priced Out Devon

 

4 Oct 2021 — Around 70 per cent have left the rental market in two years - as Devon ... which has definitely led to a shortage of properties and lots of ...


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Devon's housing crisis here to stay as rentals vanish 'within ...

https://www.devonlive.com › ... › Priced Out Devon

 

6 Sept 2021 — Devon is in the grips of a serious housing crisis. Second home sales are soaring, landlords are switching to holiday letting, fewer homes ...

 


 

Councillors shocked at estimated 70 per cent fall in housing ...

https://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk › article › headli...

 

2 Oct 2021 — An open meeting of the Team Devon local outbreak engagement board has heard that around 70 per cent of private rental properties have left ...

 

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