Response from RLA to government’s new funding to tackle rogue landlords
Responding to news that the Government will make £2 million of new funding available to local authorities in England to help tackle rogue landlords, David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association said:
“We welcome news of new funding for enforcement which we have long campaigned for, but believe it must be part of a long term and sustainable settlement that provides the resources needed to support good landlords and root out the criminals.
“The vast majority of landlords do a good job and provide decent housing for their tenants. That’s why 84 per cent of private tenants are satisfied with their accommodation, a higher proportion than the social rented sector.
“Poor enforcement of the wide range of powers already available means that the minority of landlords who bring the sector into disrepute undercut the majority of good landlords and bring misery to the lives of their tenants. This is what the funding needs to tackle.”
Source of information RLA