Section: Private Sector Housing

New funding to crackdown on criminal landlords

Posted 03.01.20
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Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that more than 100 councils across England have been awarded a share of over £4 million to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents.

A small minority of landlords persist in breaking the law, making tenants' lives a misery by offering inadequate or unsafe housing.

The new funding will be used by councils to take enforcement action against these landlords and advise tenants of their housing rights.

The grants will support a range of projects to enable councils to make the best use of existing powers. This will include testing innovative ideas, sharing best practice and targeted enforcement where landlords shirk their responsibilities.


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