|‘Unfit housing’ let by ‘unfit landlords’|
|In response to a government consultation, the LGA has called for ‘stronger sentencing guidelines for magistrates and a wider range of penalties’ so that the small minority of rogue landlords who exploit their tenants are properly held to account for renting out sub-standard accommodation. Councils are also calling for support to make robust decisions around what constitutes a ‘fit & proper person’ to hold a landlord licence and have broadly supported the idea of a blacklist of persistent rogue landlords.|
LGA: Rogue landlords: new measures - including jail - needed, councils say
Protecting the rights of some of the most vulnerable members of society
Couldn't the same be said about a minority of bad tenants who 'wreck' properties, and/or squat illegally?