Consultation outcome

Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector

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Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector: government response

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Detail of outcome

This publication collates the responses received by the Department for Communities and Local Government to this technical discussion document.

The document covered a range of measures designed to help improve standards in the private rented sector, and received over 500 responses from key stakeholders including local authorities and charities. This publication presents their views and outlines the government’s response to the findings of the technical discussion document.

Original consultation

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Summary

Invites views on our proposals to tackle rogue landlords and letting agents as well as abandonment in the sector where a tenant disappears.

Documents

Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector: a technical discussion paper

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Consultation description

The discussion paper sets out proposals, including a blacklist of rogue landlords and letting agents, tougher penalties for the worst offenders, extending rent repayment orders and introducing fixed penalty notices.

It also invites views on tackling the problem of abandonment in the sector, where a tenant disappears, leaving the landlord uncertain over their right to possess.