Banning Orders confirmed
Published on Thu, 1st Feb 2018 15:02
The Government have announced that the database of banned landlords and agents will become law in April.
The updated legislation will result in landlords and agents who are convicted of a banning order offence being prohibited from working in the lettings market, whether as a landlord, letting agent, or working as part of a property management team.
Some of the most common banning order offences are:
Unlawful eviction and harassment of occupier
Violence for securing entry
Failing to comply with an improvement notice
Offences in relation to House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing
gas safety and fire safety offences
Harassment and stalking
Theft, burglary, blackmail and handling stolen goods
We have previously reported on this at the end of December - see here.