Actually it'll get worse for bad landlords
Wrong. If it becomes anything like it is up here, it'll be worse for all legitimate
landlords. The bad ones who fly below the radar, don't register etc will continue to do so.
I'd class myself as a good landlord, however thanks to the system up here, I've had tenants who haven't paid rent/arrears for 10 of the last 11 months. Think about that, almost a year of paying me nothing. The body set up to independently review eviction applications advised even if eviction was approved, it most likely wouldn't be enforceable for up to 6 months. Meaning my tenants could theoretically have remained in the property for 17 months (assuming eviction was approved now) having only paid rent/arrears for 1 of those months.
If you fall into the bracket of thinking 'fair enough' that tells me all I need to know about how you view landlords
in which case I won't enter forum ping pong with you cause we'll never agree.
EDIT: when they moved in, the property was in good order, new carpets, new appliances etc. Now they've left and I eventually got in to assess its condition, the property needs a complete refurb and all appliances replaced. The place is disgusting.
But hey ho, it's always the landlords fault, never the tenants.