Fine for landlord for fly tipping offences

New crackdown on rogue agents and landlords set to come in – with £30,000 penalties

A new crackdown on rogue agents and landlords will come into force within weeks.

From April 6 onwards, agents and landlords could face prosecution, with fines and ‘instant’ civil penalties of up to £30,000.

The fines will be where agents and landlords have failed to take action on over-crowding, hazardous conditions, poor sanitation, electrical faults, damp and vermin infestation.

The measure are to be implemented under the Housing and Planning Act.

Those agents and landlords that repeatedly break the rules will be banned from operating in the private rented sector – and placed on a blacklist.

The blacklist, however, will only be accessible to local and central government – not to members of the public using letting agents, and not to employers or recruitment companies in the sector.

Income raised by fines will be used by local councils to raise standards.

Local authorities will also be able to receive details from tenancy deposit protection schemes, to build a picture of the rental market in their area.

ARLA said: “We hope this will reduce the number of local authority licensing schemes.”

Blog Post from Property Industry Eye

See details of our Guaranteed Rent Scheme here

If you have any comments, please email the author of this article and click on the link above

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Registered Office: Woodgate Studios, 2-8 Games Road, Cockfosters, Hertfordshire, EN4 9HN | Registered in England and Wales | Registered Company No. 3961047 | VAT Registration No. 752 6015 48


Social Media Auto Publish Powered By :
Google Rating
Based on 110 reviews