The age old problem of bad tenants and bad landlords. We've all heard of stories of Scrooge like Landlords who take their Tenants for a ride and of appalling Tenants who leave properties in a real mess. I myself had a house that I rented out and after less then 6 months it was unrecognisable. The solution is not immediately obvious but old fashioned attitudes and an inflexible legal framework do not make matters any better. Looking at the comments attached to this article a complete re-think may be long overdue. However beware blindly following the CAB viewpoint. There are as many bad tenants out there as bad landlords and mabybe realising this is the first step needed for reform.