LGA responds to new funding to crackdown on criminal landlords
6 Jan 2020 01:33 PM
Cllr Darren Rodwell, the Local Government Association’s housing spokesperson, responded to the announcement by the Housing Secretary of new funding for more than 100 councils across England to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents
“We are pleased the Government has announced extra funding for councils to be able to crack down on the small minority of rogue landlords.
“Councils are doing what they can to raise standards in the private rented sector and are taking action where required, and it is important to note that most landlords are responsible and provide decent housing for their tenants.
“However this is being undermined by the small minority of landlords who exploit loopholes with no regard to their responsibilities.
“Councils want to work with the Government to raise standards in the private rented sector, and could do more if they were given the right tools, like greater freedom to establish local licensing schemes for landlords.”
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