Attend our Rogue Landlords Forum to learn how to identify and reduce the activity of corrupt landlords, and also receive recent housing policy .. Read more updates. This Tackling Rouge Landlords Forum provides participants with the opportunity to examine successful methods of tackling rogue landlords and improve housing standards across the private rented sector. In 2018, the government estimated that there are 10,500 rogue landlords are operating across the UK. There is a wide range of powers granted to local authorities to act against rogue landlords. Under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, local authorities have also been encouraged to contribute to the Rogue Landlord Database. Since this landmark publication, the government has also enacted The Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Act 2018, which came into force in March 2019, and the Tenancy Fees Act 2019. The Homes Act consolidates the standards of living, making it a legal responsibility for landlords to ensure their properties are free of hazards and provide a safe and healthy environment for tenants.
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