Isle of Man private landlords urged not to sell amid fears

Fears of a registration scheme have prompted private landlords on the Isle of Man to refrain from selling their houses.

Some people have reacted angrily to the Department of Infrastructure’s invitation to join the registry before it becomes necessary later this year.

It will be utilized to enforce tenancy, property maintenance, and personal needs minimum standards. Tim Crookall, the Minister of Infrastructure, believes that these concerns should be addressed.

Tim Johnston MHK, speaking in the House of Keys on Tuesday, questioned why the government had invited landlords to join the plan before the legislation were in place.

He said he had received reports of some “quitting the market” and giving tenants notice due to the uncertainty, and lack of clear rules underpinning the register.

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