LATEST: Council secures UK’s first ever ‘ASBO’ against 29-year-old rogue landlord

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LATEST: Council secures UK’s first ever ‘ASBO’ against 29-year-old rogue landlord

A rogue landlord who harassed and tried to illegally evict his tenants has been slapped with the first anti-social behaviour injunction against a landlord.

Camden Council secured the injunction against Mohammed Ali Abbas Rasool, 29, of Manor House Drive, at The Royal Courts of Justice.

Working with the Met Police, Camden brought the case against Rasool after he repeatedly attempted to illegally evict and harass tenants at a property in Kilburn.

The injunction includes an exclusion zone around the house, which remains until 14th May 2022. Rasool can be arrested if he enters this zone.

Multiple complaints

Following a disclosure request made by the council to police, the court heard of similar reports made against Rasool by tenants in other boroughs. Camden’s private sector housing service is also investigating the safety and management of other properties operated by Rasool in the borough.

The work to protect private renters is one of the most enthusiastic in London; it has registered more than 50 landlords on the Mayor of London’s rogue landlord checker, secured the capital’s first ever rogue landlord banning order and has now given out three of the four landlord banning orders in the capital.

Councillor Meric Apak (pictured), cabinet member for better homes, says its HMO licensing scheme and rogue landlord taskforce continues to improve the standards in Camden’s private housing sector, empowering renters to take action and helping good landlords to run successful businesses.

He adds: “The legal action taken in this case was a necessary last resort. Our message to landlords and letting agents is that we are here to work with you; to provide advice and assistance first of all and to ensure you can meet your obligations.” 



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Tenant demand for properties across UK rises to highest level for five years

More than a third of landlords (39%) have witnessed increased tenant demand during the past three months ©1999 - Present | Parkmatic Publications Ltd. All rights reserved | LandlordZONE® - Tenant demand for properties across UK rises to highest level for five years | LandlordZONE.

Tenant demand for properties across UK rises to highest level for five years

More than a third of landlords (39%) have witnessed increased tenant demand during the past three months – the highest figure since 2016.

After climbing by eight percentage points since the previous quarter, the increase continues a rising trend for demand from the low of 14% recorded in the second quarter of 2020, according to Paragon Bank. 

The survey of more than 750 landlords, carried out by research consultancy BVA BDRC, also showed a dip of two percentage points in the number of landlords reporting a fall in tenant demand compared to the first quarter of the year.

Landlords who are unsure about current levels of tenant demand also saw a small decline, falling by three percentage points.

London revival

With the exception of central London, all regions have seen a year-on-year increase in landlords reporting a significant increase. Yorkshire and The Humber saw the biggest rise after 65% of landlords reported increased tenant demand.

This was closely followed by and the South West where a rise was reported by 64% and 63% of landlords respectively.

Moray Hulme, Paragon Bank director of mortgage sales, says quarter two of 2020 was a time of real uncertainty and this was reflected in the record low levels of demand that landlords saw.

“Demand bounced back the following quarter and has been rising ever since,” says Hulme. “This highlights the resilience of the private rented sector and suggests that a growing number of people have turned to it at a time when the stability of a good quality home is ever important.”

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