Dear sir,

The tenants 'amnesty' on improvements has been getting pushed in the press recently. The word amnesty implies some sort of tenant crime which is to be partially forgiven, with the onus firmly on the tenant to provide the necessary evidence, while landlords apply all sorts of caveats to escape liability.

It's time now for a landlords amnesty, let them come forward and confess where they have confiscated tenants improvements without fair compensation in the past, when the law was entirely on their side to act as they pleased.

Dilapidations threats were also used to bully tenants into submission without any legal basis for the claim.

These were crimes, sometimes a legal one, but a crime nonetheless.


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