Call to weed out rogue landlords
Campaigning group, Generation Rent is calling on the the government and local authorities bring rogue landlords to justice. Following a legal battle with the Ministry of Justice to release details of landlord convictions, it appears that only 2006 landlords have been convicted between 2006 and 2014. Generation rent claims that most local authorities don’t even know how many properties they have in their boroughs and don’t devote anywhere nearly enough resource to ensure that rented accommodation is safe and secure. The calls for action are backed by landlords’ associations who claim that local authorities are not using the powers that they already have to identify and prosecute landlords acting illegally.
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