Landlords will be given the power to evict tenants who disturb their neighbours, damage their property or default on their rent within two weeks, under a government crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
All new private leases must include clauses prohibiting anti-social behavior and the notice period for evictions on these grounds will be reduced from four to two weeks, The Times reported.
Being “persistently problematic tenants” will be grounds for eviction.
The plans also mean evictions will be carried out more quickly, with proposals to prioritize court cases.
New laws also require judges to consider the impact on neighbors, landlords and roommates, and if the tenant has failed to deal with their behavior.
A Renters Reform Bill will outline the changes and also include protections for renters such as B. Bans on no-fault evictions and rent increases more than once a year.
To crack down on “party houses,” homeowners who rent out their properties on Airbnb must also register in a new database that will help local authorities handle complaints.
The suggestions are part of Rishi Sunak’s plans to put an end to pesky party houses.
As part of his plan of action, drug testing of criminals will be increased, on-site fines for graffiti and fly-tipping will be increased, and more money will be put into youth centers to improve neighborhoods
The suggestions are part of Rishi Sunak’s plans to put an end to pesky party houses.
The government wants to prevent short-term shelters from “importing” anti-social behavior into the neighborhoods.
“We will do this by setting up a new registration system that will give local authorities the data to easily identify short-term rentals in their area,” it said. “If a rental proves problematic, they can take action against guests and owners.”
The government said it would publish a consultation on the program shortly.
Mr Sunak yesterday apologized to a 73-year-old man who said a pub in his Essex village had been turned into holiday accommodation, with loud music, boisterous parties and swearing late into the night. The Prime Minister said it was “common courtesy and decency” that people “should not be throwing incredibly loud parties at 3am”.
Stressing the importance of “strong communities built on values”, Mr Sunak stressed that anti-social behavior “is not the kind of country we are and therefore it is important that we do something about it”.
As part of his plan of action, drug testing of criminals will be increased, on-site fines for graffiti and fly-tipping will be increased, and more money will be put into youth centers to improve neighborhoods. Proposals for “immediate justice” aim to get offenders to repair and clean up their mess and damage within 48 hours of receiving orders from the community.
Criminals must wear safety vests or overalls and work under supervision while picking up trash, removing graffiti and even washing police cars.
Victims of anti-social behavior will be given a say in disciplining criminals to ensure justice is visible and proportionate to the crime, according to the Department for Leveling Up.
And in so-called “hotspot policing,” some areas will test the use of additional patrols.
To crack down on “party houses,” homeowners who rent out their properties on Airbnb must also register in a new database that will help local authorities handle complaints
Mr Sunak yesterday apologized to a 73-year-old man who said a pub in his Essex village had been turned into holiday accommodation, with loud music, boisterous parties and swearing late into the night
Police are also getting new powers to test suspected criminals for substances including cannabis, speed and ketamine upon arrest
Fly-tipping and grafittiing face fines of up to £1,000, under plans unveiled by Mr Sunak in Essex today
Antisocial behavior at a glance:
Drugs: Nitrous oxide or nitrous oxide will be banned because of reported links between the drug and harassment or antisocial behavior. Police are also getting new powers to test suspected criminals for substances including cannabis, speed and ketamine upon arrest.
Fly-tipping: Fines for fly-tipping, graffiti and littering will be increased up to £1,000 and Council rankings will be published for fly-tipping.
Begging: Criminal gangs are punished for organizing begging networks for extra money.
Reporting tool: A one-stop shop for reporting anti-social behavior will be developed, which will also provide updates on what actions are being taken by local police and councils.
Revenge for the community: Offenders must wear high-visibility vests or overalls when picking up trash, removing graffiti, and washing police cars as punishment for their crimes. Victims of antisocial behavior have a say in punishment.
Unruly Tenants: Landlords and housing associations will be given more powers to evict unruly tenants who ruin neighbors’ lives through disorderly behavior.
Vacant Businesses: Councils gain new powers to quickly take control and sell vacant business buildings.
Youth Services: Youth in areas with the highest rates of antisocial behavior will receive an additional million hours of youth services to prevent crime.
Green Spaces: Up to £5million will be spent making parks and green spaces safer, with CCTV, playground repairs and planting more trees and flowers.
Mr Sunak told Jeff Jones, who made the complaint about the former Essex pub: “I’m sorry you have to deal with this.”
Mr Jones, who has worked in the music industry for half a century, said afterwards: “I’m glad Mr Sunak is taking this seriously. It’s a massive problem across the country.’
He said Great Baddow has been spoiled since the village’s Kings Head was remodeled to accommodate large group bookings. He added: “The people who rent it come, bring as much alcohol as they want and then they party for two or three days.
“It’s terrible. We have complained to the Environmental Health Agency, but they need to get officials to witness our complaints firsthand.
“There’s always swearing, amplified music, and it’s even worse in the summer because they’re in the garden from the afternoon until the early hours.” Leveling Up Secretary Michael Gove this month announced plans to introduce legislation aimed at curbing the growth of Airbnb vacation rentals in beauty areas.
He warned of a “problem” with owners converting properties in tourist areas into short-term rentals, hampering the ability of young workers to find housing.
Residents in hotspots such as Cornwall and the Peak District have also complained that short-term private holiday rentals have had a significant adverse impact on their communities, with second homes sitting vacant for much of the year. Analysis shows that in some parts of England one in four households use Airbnb.
Airbnb has grown in popularity since homeowners began renting out their properties through the online service around 2009.
It coincided with a boom in the domestic travel industry with holidaymakers choosing to stay in the UK.
However, there have also been cases where renters have thrown parties in violation of Airbnb policies.
In 2017, Greater Manchester Police were called when dozens of young people swarmed a suburban semi-detached house in Droylsden that was advertised for just £50 a night. And more than 50 Met police officers were needed to shut down a 150-strong gathering at an Airbnb building in London in 2020, in breach of coronavirus restrictions.
Earlier this month, a university couple were fined for breaking lockdown rules after hosting a birthday party that resulted in a £2million Airbnb Sandbanks mansion being vandalized in March 2021.
There were reports of abandoned drug paraphernalia and nitrous oxide canisters. The property’s owner, businessman Nick Briant, told the court it cost “about £1,000 for a deep clean, carpet cleaning and wall repainting” to repair the damage. An Airbnb spokesman said: “Partying is banned on Airbnb and our industry-leading prevention technology prevented more than 84,000 people in the UK from making certain unwanted bookings over the past year.
“Our 24/7 Neighbor Helpline means anyone with a concern with a listing can contact us directly and we’ll investigate and take action.
“We strive to be good partners for local communities in the UK and have long supported the introduction of a national short term register to give authorities better visibility of activities in their area.”
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