Government Ideas for Increasing Tenancy Lengths

These questions are intended to help formulate responses to the questions raised in the Government Consultation Overcoming the Barriers to Longer Tenancies in the Private Rented Sector
Please feel free to respond to the consultation independently as well as (or instead of) replying to this survey.  Either way it is important that as much evidence as possible is compiled to reply to this consultation.
A link to the consultation can be found on the CRLA website (http://crla.org.uk/index.php/public-pages/government-consultations/)

Are You 

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* 1. Are You 

Are You a CRLA Member?

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* 2. Are You a CRLA Member?

Starting with the way your business works now
Does your Mortgage, Loan or Insurance Provider limit the length of tenancy you can offer?  If you are happy to name the provider please add details in the comment box

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* 3. Does your Mortgage, Loan or Insurance Provider limit the length of tenancy you can offer?  If you are happy to name the provider please add details in the comment box

What length of tenancy do you generally offer a new tenant?

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* 4. What length of tenancy do you generally offer a new tenant?

Are you aware that the landlord can set a tenancy term longer than your standard?

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* 5. Are you aware that the landlord can set a tenancy term longer than your standard?

What influences your decision on length of initial tenancy offered?

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* 6. What influences your decision on length of initial tenancy offered?

What is your standard action when a tenancy term ends?

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* 7. What is your standard action when a tenancy term ends?

What would most encourage you to offer a longer tenancy?  

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* 8. What would most encourage you to offer a longer tenancy?  

Have you ever experienced difficulties repossessing a property?  If yes please include details of your experience including reference to time taken and cost (perhaps you may prefer to email your experiences to crlawp@gmail.com)

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* 9. Have you ever experienced difficulties repossessing a property?  If yes please include details of your experience including reference to time taken and cost (perhaps you may prefer to email your experiences to crlawp@gmail.com)

Do you think that the protection for tenants from retaliatory eviction introduced in the Deregulation Act 201 has been successful?  Please explain

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* 10. Do you think that the protection for tenants from retaliatory eviction introduced in the Deregulation Act 201 has been successful?  Please explain

Would you be prepared to discuss your reasoning with MPs

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* 11. Would you be prepared to discuss your reasoning with MPs

What do you consider to be the main benefits to a landlord of a longer tenancy?  Please score with 1 as least important and 10 as most important

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* 12. What do you consider to be the main benefits to a landlord of a longer tenancy?  Please score with 1 as least important and 10 as most important

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Less risk of void periods
Tenants more likely to take care of property
Landlords save on costs of finding new tenants
What do you consider to be the main barriers to landlords offering longer term tenancies?

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* 13. What do you consider to be the main barriers to landlords offering longer term tenancies?

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