Rogue landlord database reform consultation

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 23rd July, 2019 0 Comments

This consultation is seeking views on widening access to the database to allow tenants and prospective tenants access to the database. To ensure that the database is a useful tool for local authorities and tenants, we are also seeking views on expanding the scope of offences and infractions which could lead to entries on the database.

The database of rogue landlords and property agents was introduced in April 2018.  The database is currently targeted at only the most serious and prolific criminals, who are convicted of the limited range of banning order offences and can only be accessed by Local Authorities.

The consultations supporting documents contains Annex B that lists the additional scope of offences etc that if committed could result in the landlord being listed within the Rogue Landlord database. It is proposed by Government that the database can be accessed by tenants.

The consultation and supporting documents can be accessed by clicking here.

About the Author ()

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

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