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Nottingham City Council Press Release: £100,000 to help improve renting standards in Nottingham
Nottingham City Council has been awarded £100,000 by the Government to help private landlords improve housing standards across the city. The council is one of more than 100 local authorities across England awarded a share of over £4 million. Councils will use the funding to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents – in Nottingham the council also want to use their share of the funding to create support services for landlords and tenants.
The funding will be spent on:
Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing and Heritage, said: “Most landlords want to comply with the law and offer a good home to their tenants. Tenants need to know what to expect from their landlord and the best way to exercise their rights. These projects offer a range of tools to make their lives easier and improve the safety and quality of housing.
“The council wants to make sure there are ‘Quality Homes for All’ and to do this we need to support good landlords and act against poor and criminal landlords. These projects will support this aim by substantially improving the advice available to landlords, including ways to prevent making people homeless. It also empowers renters by providing advice and guidance and directly involving them in the assessment of their properties.”
Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said: “This Government will deliver a better deal for renters. It’s completely unacceptable that a minority of unscrupulous landlords continue to break the law and provide homes which fall short of the standards we rightly expect – making lives difficult for hard-working tenants who just want to get on with their lives.
“Everyone deserves to live in a home that is safe and secure and the funding announced today will strengthen councils’ powers to crack down on poor landlords and drive up standards in the private rented sector for renters across the country.”
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