By the government not addressing the criminal tenants, they are blighting the rental conditions for the majority of good tenants (but can’t see that!). The equivalent is not funding a Police service and letting everyone sort their own problems out.
We’ve not quite got anarchy in the rental sector at present, although we do have a significant number of tenants defaulting on rent and other tenancy conditions.
We can see the result of this in the reducing number [circa 20% only] of landlords prepared to rent to tenants in receipt of benefit (okay, I admit Universal Credit hasn’t helped that).
Its a case of when does private debt impact upon the majority of law abiding tenants, and Landlords are seeing that but the government (and tenant groups) are not.