A database of rogue letting agents and landlords and new banning orders, first promised in the Housing and Planning Act announced almost exactly a year ago, is to come into effect from early April.
Legislation is to be introduced in the New Year which should be enacted in time to become law on April 6.
A year ago it was stated that if a landlord or agent was subject to a banning order they could be prevented from letting or managing a property indefinitely. A minimum ban would last 12 months.
Those subject to banning orders will also not be able to earn income from renting out housing or engaging in letting agency or property management work.
Currently, only local authorities are proposed to have access to the rogue landlord register; whether that remains the case when the legislated is debated and passed remains to be seen.
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