Existing Decent Homes Standard is not the right vehicle

Existing Decent Homes Standard is not the right vehicle

9:08 AM, 2nd February 2022, About 4 months ago 1

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Responding to proposals in the Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ White Paper that private rented homes will be required to meet the Decent Homes Standard, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:

“Every tenant should have the right to expect properties to be safe and secure. The existing Decent Homes Standard however is not the right vehicle with which to achieve this important goal.

“At present, this standard, designed for the social rented sector, does not reflect many of the differences between it and the private rented sector. This includes the types and age of properties in each.

“We will work with the Government to ensure whatever standards expected of the sector are proportionate, fit for purpose and can be properly enforced. Without this, criminal landlords will continue to undermine the reputation of the vast majority of responsible landlords doing the right thing.”

The White Paper has also re-announced plans to end Section 21 repossessions, consult on a national register of landlords and develop plans to better tackle rogue landlords.



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by Luke P

10:08 AM, 4th February 2022, About 4 months ago

Ahh...Ben Beadle, the Government 'plant'.

There should be a law against offering a service that it's members truly want (advice line and downloadable forms), whilst simultaneously conflating that with outright support/carte-blanche to lobby however they (the NRLA) please.

The best the do is to 'speak up for LLs' in the NRLA's (i.e. the Government\'s) image of Utopia.


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