Category: Regulation & Enforcement

Regulation & Enforcement

There are over 150 laws and 400 regulations when it comes to letting Private Rented Sector homes and often it is the tenant left paying the price.

Complex regulatory systems are pushing up rents and preventing more investment in the private rented sector at a time when it needs to expand to help tackle the housing crisis. All this while criminal landlords continue to operate as local authorities fail to use their enforcement powers.

The Postcode Lottery of Local Authority Enforcement in the Private Rented Sector

Everyone deserves a safe and secure home. Poor quality housing should not exist in a modern society. Our research has identified a postcode lottery of local authority enforcement, with enforcement activities differing right across England and Wales. 67% of Local Authorities did not commence a single prosecution in 2017/18.

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