Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?9:44 AM, 17th February 2021
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Citizens Advice has conducted a survey into the PRS and concluded renters do not receive the same level of protection as in other essential consumer markets. Click Here to view the full survey.
Therefore they are calling for a ‘National Housing Body’ to set consistent standards, providing more protection for tenants and make it easier for landlords to do their jobs. The proposed new body could be included in an existing or brand new independent institution.
However, it is proposed the focus for the body should be on:
The survey found:
RLA policy director, David Smith, said:
“There are already well over 150 laws containing 400 regulations affecting the private rented sector. The powers are already there for councils to tackle and root out criminal landlords who cause misery for their tenants.
“What is lacking are both the will and the resources to properly use them. We fail to see how establishing a new body of this kind will help to address this.”
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