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Local authorities letting down tenants, claim landlords
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Two landlord associations have criticised local councils for a lack of enforcement and failing to prosecute criminal landlords.

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) says tenants are being let down, while the National Landlords Association (NLA) claims it’s 'too easy' for landlords to get away with unlawful behaviour.

The united message comes in response to figures released by housing charity Shelter which show that one in eight tenants are suffering due to a landlord who has broken the law.

Shelter's study, which surveyed over 3,000 renters, found that over 7% of tenants' landlords had entered a rental property without permission.

The report also suggests that the equivalent of 64,000 tenants have had their utilities cut off without consent and the equivalent of 200,000 have been abused, threatened or harassed by their landlord.

The charity says that it is a minority of landlords causing these problems, but reports it has had over 220,000 unique visits to its website pages for advice on problems with landlords over the last year.

At Tenant Referencing UK we are in utter agreement that local authorities are letting down PRS tenants.

Please see: Another Council realises the money they can make through landlord licensing. (link)

As more and more landlord licensing schemes pop up around the country, the worry of rising rents vastly increases too.

Which is why the NLCE Ltd has been started up by a group of Somerset landlords, to do away with the need of Selective Licensing. Please see http://www.nlceuk.co.uk for full details.

Please see: Alternatives to selective licensing in the private rented sector: a guide for landlords (link)


Related topics:

Landlord group stops local authority going ahead with Selective Licensing (link)

Nottingham Selective Licensing Landlord Forum - 29th September 2016 (link)

Bristol Landlords Against Selective Licensing Meeting - 29th September (link)

9:10 pm

why don't Local authorities prosecute “rogue” residential block managers for breach of S21-24 L&T 1985 under S25 ?

9:40 pm

People that don't understand the online system aren't always able to get help in time and end up with arrears and possible eviction.

BY refusing to back-date housing benefit by no more than a month, whatever the reason, vulnerable peoples tenancies are being put in jeopardy by the greed and ineptitude of local authorities.

10:13 pm

Councils cause these problems and then have the nerve to blame landlords for homelessness and anti-social behaviour in our communities.

Something needs to be done to stop them from using the private rented sector as their reliable scapegoat.. !!!!!!!!!

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