This journalist for the Guardian argues that tenants have little protection.
If you are not fully versed on a subject, best not to write about it.
Tenants are overwhelmingly protected, you could even make an argument it has gone too far.
She also proposes that landlords should be regulated.
That’s right, because regulation is a panacea for everything; only problem is it rarely works. Just creates work for yet more bureaucrats.
Now that’s off my chest, I’ll get back to some work….
t doesn’t matter how bad landlords are, they seem get away with it. If they persistently rent out rooms transformed from sunny spaces into dark goth-caves emblazoned with black mold, or oblige tenants to sleep on soggy mattresses, they get away with it. Meanwhile, tenants vacating a home frequently suffer debilitating post-occupancy nerves, worried that the owner might give them no reference at all, or – devastating to their future housing prospects – a bad reference. To make matters worse, in England and Wales, some letting agents and landlords even charge for the privilege.