I hope to collect enough signatures on this petition by Xmas to present to a group of politicians who have very little interest in tenants issues.I hope to show that tenants are voters and care about their lack of rights.
Revenge evictions are taking place up and down the UK. This is the situation where for example my heating breaks down, I ask the landlord to fix it and he evicts me. Yes it is childish and self defeating but it is happening ( see Tenants Lament on Facebook).
Tenants have no protection from rogue landlord, they can evict at will, they can keep the deposit tied up so that you then have to find another deposit for the next property. These deposits are 4 weeks rent in advance and can come to some thousands of pounds.
There is no level playing field for tenants, they do not even have the protection ordinary consumers enjoy where I can buy shoes for example and take them back if they prove to be faulty or I have recourse if the contract (the tenancy agreement) is broken. Tenants are vulnerable and none so more than people with children who are shunted around from place to place never having a place to call home. Please sign this petition and stop the instability.
Dear Mr Cameron
I am sure that you are aware that there is a housing crisis in the uk brought about by high rents and the high cost of housing it is thought.
I and many others are concerned about the increasing incidents of revenge eviction by unscrupulous landlords. Tenants ca be evicted for no cause and this leaves tenants vulnerable to rogue landlords who for example who think that they should not have to carry out maintenance to their properties and who prefer to evict rather than mend. The 'playing field is not level and there is no real reason why it should not be. The tenancy law could be similar to contracts law whereby customers (tenants) can obtain redress. This would not have to be complicated, as it is for many people at present and who may have no choice but to ask for legal aid simply because the process is so complicated. A simple tribunal system where both sides could have their say in accordance with fair and simple rules. This is all it would take to simplify matters.
Tenants deserve protection under the law just as anyone in our country enjoys.