Councils have “worryingly low levels of enforcement of rented housing regulations” claim RLA

The Residential Landlords’ Association, using Freedom of Information legislation, has discovered that among the 255 councils that responded just 827 prosecutions had been taken out against landlords over the last five years following notices to improve a property being issued.  These figures stand in stark contrast to the London Borough of Newham which, although it did not submit a response to the RLA’s FoI request, has separately published figures showing that since January 2013 it alone has undertaken 779 prosecutions of landlords.

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