Rogue landlords to face penalties up to £30,000

Crackdown on rogue landlords gives Local Authorities the authorisation to prosecute and impose significant fines or issue civil notices with penalties of up to £30,000.

Rogue landlords to face penalties up to £30,000

The Government has introduced new measures to crack down on rogue landlords.

The new measures implemented under the Housing and Planning Act include powers to prosecute and impose significant fines or issue civil notices with penalties of up to £30,000. The new measures effectively mean that income raised from these penalties will be ring-fenced for further enforcement activity.

This responsibility falls to local authorities to actively use the tools at their disposal to raise standards. Local Authorities will also be able to receive details from deposit protection schemes to build a picture of the rental market in their area.

This may reduce the number of local authority licensing schemes which are seen by many as having been brought in to try to map the private rented sector within their locality.

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