Landlords will be required to join a Housing Redress Scheme

Filed in Landlords by on 24th January, 2019 0 Comments

For first time ever, private landlords will be legally required to join a housing redress scheme – boosting protection for millions of renters across the country.  Announced today by Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP.  For further details click here.

Scope of mandatory private landlord redress, “There is strong support for requiring all private landlords to belong to a redress scheme, regardless of whether they use an agent to provide full management services. This would ensure that all tenants have access to redress services in any given situation and that all complaints can be addressed. The Government is committed to extending mandatory membership of a redress scheme to all private landlords and will introduce primary legislation to this effect as soon as Parliamentary time allows.” (Source: Section 108 of the Summary Response to the Consultation)

This news page will be updated as soon as we get more details with regard to what company will be providing the service, how to join and the cost of membership,

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Rob Crawford is the chairman of the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex). Rob is a practicing landlord with a property portfolio that includes small private residential properties and HMO's. Rob is a qualified letting agent and former owner of Kingfisher Lettings & Management. He is now a share holder of the successful online lettings company Lettingsupermarket.com.

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