New attempts to reform the private rented sector
Wed 15 Jul 2015
Two new private member bills have been put forward which target the private rented sector.
The Local Government Finance (Tenure Information) Bill is aimed at trying to identify landlords who otherwise would be anonymous. This would make it harder for them to avoid their legal responsibilities. The bill would make it a requirement for tenants to have to notify the Council of their tenure and also their landlord when registering for council tax.
A second bill is trying to amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 so that residential rented accommodation must be 'provided and maintained in a state of fitness for human habitation'. The objective is to further strengthen the existing controls on ensuring that rented property is provided at an adequate standard
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