Buy-to-let landlord evicts 200 welfare tenants

Investment properties are largely a numbers game, however when should human interest become part of it too? This tweet, sharing a story from UK's The Guardian, had us interested. It discusses a buy-to-let landlord that evicted 200 tenants on welfare payments - noting changes to the payout to these people, and the cost of rent, as meaning they are too likely to default.

They quote Dan Wilson Craw, a spokesman for campaign group Priced Out, as saying the following about the situation: "Evicting tenants because you're suddenly upset about new government policies is unbelievably heartless, and could lead to more people deciding not to claim benefit for fear of losing their home, and sinking further into poverty".

Do you think this is acceptable? What controls could feasibly be put in place?

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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