19 Jul

Government announces new fund to tackle rogue landlords

Government announces new fund to tackle rogue landlords

The government has announced a new fund that it is set to make available to local governments that will see them able to cut out work carried out by rogue landlords. 

According to housing minister Mark Prisk, there are a high number of people across the UK who will still try to make as much as they can from overcrowding flats, not maintaining them and generally breaking the law.

This behaviour, which can make tenants' lives hell, often goes against homes of multiple occupancy laws, which need better fire safety standards among other requirements.

Mr Prisk said that the government will now be introducing a £3 million fund, which councils can apply for a part of to help them spend more on cutting out this sort of practice, which can often go unreported.

"The majority of tenants are happy with their home and the service they receive, but there are still a minority of rogue landlords who exploit vulnerable people and force their tenants to live in overcrowded and squalid conditions," he added.

"It's unacceptable that the lives of tenants and their neighbours are made a misery in the name of profit. That's why today I'm offering councils a share of £3 million to take on the rogue operators in their area."ADNFCR-1222-ID-801614787-ADNFCR

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