CIH Scotland responds to the government when reviewing the landlord registration application
In its response to the Government, the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland has called for all landlords to make clear they are complying with all of their legal obligations when applying to the landlord register and for meaningful enforcement when standards are not being met.
Ashley Campbell, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager said:
“Reviewing the landlord registration application presents a fantastic opportunity to ensure that landlords are aware of and are complying with their legal obligations. Our members are very supportive of measures that will support good practice in the sector. We understand that local authorities are under pressure and that increasing fees will help them to manage the registration process but it will be important to make sure that those landlords who do follow the rules don’t end up subsidising the ones who don’t.
We need to make sure that landlords have access to the information, advice and training they need to be able to provide high quality homes and services to the 330,000 households now renting privately across Scotland. At the same time, we want to see robust enforcement action taken against those who put tenants in danger by refusing to meet basic standards. “
Read the news release 5th June 2018 from CIH Scotland in full click here.