Further Clamp downs on overcrowded housing
Press release published yesterday on the Gov.UK website, from the the Department for Communities and Local Government and Gavin Barwell MP headlined ‘New measures tackle overcrowded housing’
Minimum room sizes will apply to shared homes to help to clamp down on rogue landlords cramming tenants into unsafe and overcrowded homes, improving housing for thousands, Housing Minister Gavin Barwell announced yesterday.
Additional to minimum room sizes there will be other intended measures to help councils raise standard in shared homes. see press release
Where a landlord fails to obtain a licence they will be liable to pay a potentially unlimited fine.
These measures will complement other government efforts to crack down on rogue landlords who cash in on renting out homes to vulnerable people.
Read the press release in full click here