Local enforcement of crooked landlords set to be beefed up

Local authorities across the country are to receive new online support in what the Government has said is the latest step in its crackdown on criminal landlords.

Two new guidance documents have been published – one is aimed at local authority enforcement officers, and the other for tenants and landlords.

Publication follows a national roll-out of workshops for enforcement officers.

Housing minister Heather Wheeler said: “This package of support for those working on the front line 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.

“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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  1. Will2

    No link to these documents?  What are they called and where can they be found please?

    1. Home Provider

      See https://www.property118.com/new-government-guidance-protect-tenants/ 
      Rogue Landlord is now an official government term for criminal landlords, judging by the title of the enforcement guidance.

  2. DASH94

    Guaranteed they’ll involve us paying a fee!

  3. Woodentop

    I have recently had meetings with two very large local authorities and the subject of rogue landlords was discussed. Both say minimal numbers and then numbers of prosecutions was discussed…. no issues! This would seem to be in-line with a recent story by PIE of the lack of prosecutions and negligible complaints to the Ombudsman. Government appear to being pushed by a third party (guess who), unjustified and a witch hunt, sensationalising when one is found. These guidance’s are an indictment that local authorities are not doing their job or the government have it all wrong … we shall have to wait and see.


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