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Landlords welcome rental housing standards review

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

COMMENTING on news that the Government will review the safety standards expected of rental housing, David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association, said:

“We welcome the Government’s decision to review the safety standards around rented housing which the RLA has long called for. The current system has not been updated for 12 years with the guidance alongside it equally out of date.

“This review provides an important opportunity to improve enforcement against the minority of landlords who bring the sector into disrepute and fail to provide the safe accommodation they should.”

The Housing, Health and Safety Ratings System is used by local authorities to assess health and safety in residential properties – this includes both private rental properties and properties in the social housing sector.

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About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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