Thursday, 28 December 2017

Rogue landlords targeted by government and Labour

Rogue landlords are the target of new measures being considered by both the government and Labour.

The government says landlords in England who want to rent a property to five or more people, from at least two different families, should be licensed.

Under the plan, the maximum number of people who can occupy a room would be specified in the property's licence.

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party wants tenants to have more powers to avoid eviction.

There are about 4.3 million households in the private rented sector in England. About 500,000 are houses in multiple occupation.

BBC      News.

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