William Eichler 09 April 2019

New guidance for enforcement officers faced with rogue landlords

The housing minister has announced that two new guidance documents are now available to help local authorities crack down on rogue landlords.

Local authority enforcement officers play a crucial role in making sure people in rented accommodation have somewhere safe and secure to live.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government held a number of workshops to help these officers share best practice.

The new guidance, published today, includes a digital enforcement package with online learning modules for those officers who were unable to attend the workshops.

The guide for tenants and landlords brings together the rights and responsibilities of each and provides links to in depth guidance on legislation.

‘This package of support for those working on the frontline of the private rented sector will ensure they are fully equipped to make use of any new powers which can improve the lives of tenants trapped in poor quality accommodation,’ said housing minister Heather Wheeler.

‘This, along with our further guidance for tenants and landlords on their rights and responsibilities, builds on the ongoing work which sets out to make renting fairer and more accessible for all whilst also ensuring that everyone has a home which is safe and secure.’

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