Crack down on dodgy landlords in the midlands

February 28, 2012

CIA Let Property Blog

There will now be a major crackdown on dodgy landlords in the Midlands.

The Burton Mail have said that landlords are to be ‘named and shamed’ to help with the crackdown. The Burton Mail have also revealed that the East Staffordshire Borough Council would like to name the landlords causing the problems, these include landlords who allow their tenants to live in poor conditions and those who avoid taking out a landlord insurance policy.

The Council would like to protect rental tenants who live across the borough, they had looked into six landlord accreditation schemes but decided against them. They have decided to use their own enforcement efforts but will ‘beef them up’*.

East Staffordshire Borough Council are naming and shaming landlords

David Leese, Councillor for the Council has said:

“We are in an economic downturn and people can fall through the net into this underworld. We need to be the ones that protect those vunerable people. We have the teeth already, they are ours to use. This is the one that will do the job.”

Naming the dodgy landlords is subject to legal advice.

 

*Quote from The Burton Mail

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