Government is introducing a restriction on landlords to stop them from preventing sub-letting.

http://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/landlords/sub-letting-clause-could-spell-trouble-for-landlords.html?utm_source=Sign-Up.to&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=21136-99028-Campaign+-+20%2F03%2F2015

This is so unbelievably stupid that it could have been Milliband introducing it. They have not consulted the industry on this. Gvmt patently do not understand the problems that Landlords already have around the country with dishonest tenants.

You cant allow tenants to sub-let someone else’s property. There are all sorts of liability issues, fire risks, illegalities, massive damages and no control of behaviour. There’s enough bad landlords out there already, but having tenants sub-letting when they know nothing will cause immense problems and the added risk along with all the additional legislation and compliance for landlords will ensure that more landlords will pack up. Result = fewer properties available for rent = the opposite of what the country needs.

I just despair at politicians. How can they be so educated yet so stupid?

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