Friday, 29 July 2011

Tenant's plea for change after rented flat repossessed

A call has been made for changes in lettings procedures after a tenant lost his new Quarry Bank flat when it was repossessed by a building society because the landlord was in mortgage arrears.

Mathew Hall was shocked to discover the property was the subject of repossession proceedings just three days after taking the keys.

Oldswinford-based lettings agent, The Property Shop, told him he could not legally withdraw from his six-month tenancy agreement and it was still possible the landlord would settle his arrears.

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NetRent Comment
This article raises some important issues that we believe ARLA should investigate. It is fair enough that every tenant should be vetted carefully but surely agents should also seek confirmation from landlords that the tenancy can be honoured?