Tenants will get access to rogue landlord database, says PM
At long last the government appear to have realised the error of their ways; and by making this available to Tenants to look at, are further enhancing the transparency of the private rental sector (PRS) and helping to drive up standards. Phil.
David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark commented on the Prime Minister’s announcement that the database for rogue landlords and letting agents will be made available to tenants as follows:
“Yesterday’s announcement that the database for rogue landlords and letting agents is going to be made available to tenants is a triumph for the industry. Keeping it hidden was a prime example of when the Government didn’t think about the unintended consequences of the policy, which is why we have branded it ‘truly ridiculous’ up until now. We’re pleased they have finally listened to what the industry has been saying since it was put into the Housing and Planning Bill nearly three years ago. We hope the database will now fulfil the objective of professionalising the sector, which we all wanted it to.”
Read the Guardian article here