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Name and shame rogue landlords

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Sadiq Khan imageCriminal landlords in London should be named and shamed according to a new RLA survey in which members backed Sadiq Khan’s plans to create a rogue landlord database.

The vast majority of landlord members support the proposals to publicly name those landlords bringing the Private Rented Sector into disrepute.

The RLA surveyed 372 landlords following the London Mayoral election, 75 per cent supported publicly naming bad landlords.

With the Mayor committed to developing new homes, 37 per cent of respondents said they would consider investing in new properties to rent if the London boroughs identified small plots of unused public sector land for the development of such housing.

David Smith imageRLA Policy Director, David Smith, said, “Landlords are ready and willing to work with the new Mayor to develop workable solutions to ensure the safe, legal and secure homes to rent we all want to see.

“The majority of landlords who provide decent housing and a good service to their tenants are fed up with the minority who provide sub-standard accommodation.”

July 1, 2016

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