Details of crackdown on rogue landlords revealed
Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler, has presented plans to Parliament which detail how the British Government intends to crackdown on landlords in the private rented sector who rent out overcrowded and dangerous homes.
The measures give local councils new powers to tackle rogue landlords and impose fines of up to £30,000 for non-compliance.
From October councils will be able to set minimum bedroom size standards and also introduce limits on how many people can live in each bedroom of a licensed multiple occupancy home. National minimum standards can be adopted by councils or they can apply tougher requirement to deal with specific, local needs.
Other measures will require landlords to provide adequate waste storage facilities in line with their local authority’s rules which is hoped will stop rubbish from piling up outside some share rented homes.
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