Recent BBC landlord and tenant programme.
Published on Wed, 13th Dec 2017 21:00
BBC 4 recently aired a programme showing the difference in views between a benefit tenant, and an experienced landlord.
Click here to listen to it.
Eva tells of the problems of being a benefit tenant, and the concern about a lack of security of tenure leading to uncertainty of the future.
Paul the landlord tells the story of being attacked in one of his properties by a tenant; who turned out to be a drug dealer.
Interestingly the pair are asked to tell the others story to see if it made an impression on them. They then debate each other’s situation – but unfortunately can’t even agree to disagree.
Paul the landlord re-iterates the oft repeated fact that most, if not all landlords would give longer term tenancies if they felt a problem tenant could be evicted easier.
Powerful stuff, and worth listening to.