RLA warns against changes to landlord licensing powers
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has come out strongly against a proposal to make it easier for some local councils to introduce licensing schemes governing the private rented sector. The proposal originated from a report from the London Housing Commission recommending that the government should give borough councils the power to create their own landlord licensing schemes. The RLA is arguing that since criminal landlords who cause misery for tenants never make themselves known, such schemes are a waste of time.
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