Recent reports show that councils are not taking enough enforcement action against ‘rogue’ landlords. The Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler, has therefore announced that £2 million will go towards tackling this issue.
Councils will be able to bid for funding to step up enforcement action against irresponsible landlords. This is part of the Government action to increase standards in the private rented sector.
Heather Wheeler MP comments “Everyone deserves to live in a home that is safe and secure, and it is vital we crack down on the small minority of landlords who are not giving their tenants this security”.
The funding will help further strengthen councils’ powers and ensure that poor quality homes are improved, making the housing market fairer for all.
Kellie Marsh, Lettings Manager at Robinson & Hall, comments “At last local authorities are able to invest in innovative ways to put a stop to rogue landlords. We carry out thorough checks on both the landlords and properties before searching for high quality tenants. We are also members of a number of respected governing bodies, including The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Propertymark and Safe Agent Fully Endorsed (SAFE) adding reassurance that you are dealing with experts who aim to deliver first class customer service.”
If you have a property to let and would like to organise a no obligation lettings appraisal then please contact Kellie Marsh, Lettings Manager.Back to articles