Combatting 'rogue landlords' inquiry announced

Published on Mon, 9th Oct 2017 10:34

The Communities and Local Government Committee launches inquiry into whether councils have adequate powers to tackle 'rogue landlords'.

The details can be found here.

They are inviting written evidence with reference to:-

  • Do local authorities have the powers and capacity required to enforce standards in the private rented sector and deal with 'rogue landlords'?

  • What are the main obstacles to effective intervention in the private rented sector?

  • How effective are landlord licensing schemes in promoting higher quality accommodation?

  • What approaches have local authorities taken to promote affordable private rented sector accommodation in their areas?

  • How effective are complaint mechanisms for tenants in the private rented sector?

 The SLA will be responding directly, and through other landlord bodies we belong to, but would be pleased for any evidence to support the above.

 We are also keen to point out that there are many decent landlords, giving a good service at their own risk, and that they should be applauded rather than 'lumped in' with poor; misinformed, or even criminal landlords.

Again we could do with evidence of landlords who are going that extra mile.