Evictions on the increase

Nia Williams

February 4, 2010

According to statistics released earlier this week by easyroommate.co.uk, the number of tenant evictions in the private residential rental sector declined by 11% over the last twelve months.

But Landlord Assist says in their experience landlords are still facing growing arrears and subsequently tenant evictions are on the increase.

Graham Kinnear, MD of Landlord Assist said: “We are baffled by these latest figures as it is our firm understanding that the level of evictions has risen. Our caseload increased significantly throughout 2009 and we struggle to believe this is purely as a result of our increased market share in the sector.

“Furthermore there is also evidence that rental arrears have actually been growing in the UK with a survey published recently by the National Landlords’ Association suggesting that nearly 45% of landlords have struggled to get payments from their tenants.”

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