New powers to protect private tenants from vindictive evictions

By Mick Scrimshaw on March 3, 2017

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Following a recent question I posed at KBC’s last full council meeting about new legislation to protect tenants being evicted by their landlords for revenge after complaining about repairs etc. I have an update to share.

The council confirmed, like many councils up and down the country, that they have not yet used these new powers in support of any local residents. I suggested this could be because that people are as yet unaware of the new law, and that when complaining to their landlords they need to put the compliant in writing to be protected. So I asked the housing portfolio holder if he could look at whether this could be promoted in some way to make people aware.

I have just received confirmation that KBC have agreed to put details on their planned new website and make it clear they now have the powers to support private tenants in these circumstances.

Mick Scrimshaw is the Leader of the Labour Group at Kettering Borough Council, the Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance at Northamptonshire County Council. He has a public record of standing up for Kettering as a County Councillor for the Northall division in Kettering, Northants and since May 2015, a Borough Councillor for the William Knibb ward. He is a keen cyclist and also runs a family business with his wife.

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