13:38 PM, 5th August 2022, About 2 weeks ago 10
Hello everyone, I am going to respond to the government’s White Paper consultation.
Firstly, there appears to be less support for PRS landlords than we had been led to believe the new Bill would offer.
As someone with a small portfolio, and experience of Selective Licensing, we will get less support to deliver safe and habitable homes that the country desperately needs.
Secondly, I might support the idea of having a property portal, that would make it easier for tenants to find out who the rogue landlords are. However, non-rogue landlords should NOT be listed as giving every Tom, Dick and Harry their address/contact details. Landlords need to be also safe!
Thirdly, if a rogue landlord list is mandatory, we MUST also have a database of rogue tenants, mandating the entry of all eligible tenant offenders, including where no CCJ or criminal action ie property has been trashed, landlords verbally abused, landlords are physically threatened etc has been taken and making these tenants publicly visible?
This should be part of the digital Property Portal. Making this tenant data public would support landlord choice and help them in relation to responsible tenants and making rogue tenant housing the responsibility of Local Authorities.
My question to other landlords is: Do we need a database of rogue tenants?