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Government launch consultation on tackling rogue landlords

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The Government has published plans to establish a ‘blacklist’ of landlords and agents who are found guilty of ‘relevant housing offences’, extend the scope of rent repayment orders beyond the failure to obtain a licence, and new measures to tackle abandonment…

The Government has published plans to establish a ‘blacklist’ of landlords and agents who are found guilty of ‘relevant housing offences’, extend the scope of rent repayment orders beyond the failure to obtain a licence, and new measures to tackle abandonment.

The proposals are contained in a discussion paper, which also suggests a civil penalty regime for housing offences, and a revised fit and proper person test, with a deadline for responses of 27th August.

RLA Policy Director David Smith said

“The RLA welcomes this consultation. It is important to look at those things that already work well within the sector and also to use targeted changes to adjust those policy ideas or pieces of legislation which are not working as intended.

“The RLA is pleased that the government is taking a practical approach by looking at key areas in which improvement can be made rather than trying to replace or overhaul current mechanisms which often work well.

“However, this must not be seen as an opportunity to place new burdens on a sector already facing a string of new regulations and the prospect of major changes to the tax regime.”

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/450862/Discussion_paper_FINAL.pdf

 

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 23,000 subscribing members, and an additional 16,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

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  • I do not understand why you blame the landlord all the time….
    Camden seems to find the way to win any Court case….Why accuse the landlord for not applying for HMO licence and receives a fine for £70.000???The question remains that because the landlord is old and disabled he is not entitled to an HMO licence .His application will be refused.
    I am very distressed .When the landlord spends thousand of pounds to comply with HMO regulations why does he have his housing benefit direct payments for homeless people reduced instead of having an increase?????? How do you explain that they pay £65.00 for a double room instead of £350.00 in Camden area????
    There are many questions to be asked….Why the landlord does not receive one years exemption when he has his property empty and is not allowed to rent any rooms until a final inspection by Mr Middleton takes place? Why Camden is allowed to receive one year’s income with a RRO ?????I would like an answer to those questions….NO GRAND or any other help available…

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