The Government is taking action on rogue landlords to ensure people don’t get ripped off when they rent a flat or house.
It’s introducing a new Tenant’s Charter and a new compulsory redress scheme. Both of these will raise the quality and choice of rented accommodation and give more power to tenants and councils so we can root out the cowboys and rogue operators in the sector.
These measures, through new model agreements, will also give tenants the information they need to help them agree longer-term tenancies that cut costs and meet their needs - and when things do go wrong, new guidance to local councils will give them the confidence to take action without fear of eviction or harassment.
Croydon has also been allocated £82,000 to specifically help tackle rogue landlords. More information here.