ARLA backs government curb on outbreak of landlord licensing schemes

The Association of Residential Letting Agents has thrown its weight behind a bid by the government to curb the outbreak of landlord licensing schemes introduced by councils across Britain – the schemes which ARLA has dubbed ‘tenant taxes’.

David Cox, the association’s managing director says “ARLA welcomes the new proposals. It’s important that rogue landlords are prevented from exploiting vulnerable tenants but ARLA believes that only targeted, intelligence-led enforcement, rather than blanket licensing, will remove rogue landlords from the private rented sector”.

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