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Tenants and good landlords are being failed by a system unable to root out criminal landlords, the results of a freedom of information request show.
The communities secretary has announced he is considering establishing a specialist housing court to deal with disputes between landlords and tenants.
The Government has announced it is launching a review into selective licensing to find out how well it is working.
Local authorities are failing to protect private renters from ‘revenge evictions’ despite new legislation designed to protect tenants.
The Government has given the go-ahead for the expansion of a new licensing scheme across Redbridge to help the council improve conditions for private renters.
All 33 of London’s boroughs have now signed up to the capital’s ‘rogue landlord checker’ database, mayor says.
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has proposed an amnesty for ‘rogue landlords’ in an attempt to drive them out of the private rented sector.
Rogue landlords who commit serious housing offences should be fined a minimum of £30,000, council chiefs say.
The mayor of London today launched a new public online database which will enable people to check ‘dodgy’ landlords and letting agents.
Landlords are calling for a mechanism for them to reclaim any rent arrears built up by Universal Credit (UC) claimants who move out of their property.