Landlord-tenant law likely to change

The law concerning landlords and tenants is being looked at and recommendations would be on the way, Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts said.

Responding to a question at Thursday’s Cabinet press briefing about price gouging and rent control, Mr. Tibbetts said it was very likely the legislation would have to be looked at and some amendments made.

On the subject of affordable housing, Mr. Tibbetts said the board had met on several occasions and the recommendations were in draft.

Whatever direction was taken from there it was not going to be something that would bring instant relief, he said.

Decisions would have to be made, work done in the districts and probably land identified, he added.

One difficulty had been that the housing trust had ended up with a pool of 77 homes instead of 200, said Mr. Tibbetts.

There was a huge need for affordable housing in Cayman and that need was recognised, he said.

They wanted to make sure that when the next tranche of money was used that the maximum results possible were obtained.

Asked if housing trust manager Roger Bodden was back, Mr. Tibbetts said Mr. Bodden no longer worked there.

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