NRLA calling for development of a meaningful national redress scheme

NRLA calling for development of a meaningful national redress scheme

0:01 AM, 10th December 2021, About a month ago 2

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Responding to the National Audit Office report published today on the regulation of the private rented sector, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, said:

“Regulation of the private rented sector needs to ensure that homes are safe and meet all required standards. Too often, the approach to this has been piecemeal. It has led to a proliferation of initiatives such as licensing, banning orders and a rogue landlord database with little evidence to show they are working.

“We support the NAO’s call for a more strategic approach. There is a pressing need for a better evidence base to ensure the system focuses on rooting out criminal and rogue landlords who bring the sector into disrepute. Too often, councils focus much of their time regulating compliant landlords who are easy to find.

“The NAO is right also to call for better enforcement of the regulations already in place. This needs to include tenants better understanding their rights and responsibilities. To improve enforcement, we are calling for the development of a meaningful national redress scheme for the sector as part of the Government’s forthcoming White Paper on rental reform.”



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by David Sheehy

15:45 PM, 10th December 2021, About a month ago

Lets go after the (scumbag) landlord again. What I would like to hear is lets have a fair system for both sides. I have lost £30,000 in the last year from my pension savings by having tenants being told don't bother with the rent they cannot get you out anyway. The court cases are not being heard in a reasonable time and the bailiffs turn up four months after the court case. Time to sell and move away from this mess.

by DSR

16:45 PM, 11th December 2021, About a month ago

Too often, councils focus much of their time regulating compliant landlords who are easy to find.

I gave the address, the name of the owner and all details of a non compliant/unregistered HMO to the council but received and email back saying thanks but they don't have the staff to investigate it!


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