JANUARY 22, 2016 | BY A & S Property
Industry body hits at £80,000-per-council to root out criminal landlords
New funding from the government to tackle criminal landlords is just not sufficient according to the Residential Landlords Association.
It has been revealed that 65 councils are to share the government’s £5m fund - roughly equivalent to £80,000 per council.
To support this, the RLA is calling on the government to use the Housing and Planning Bill, currently going through Parliament, to compel councils to ask tenants for details of their landlord on council tax registration forms.
This would make it much harder for criminal landlords to evade scrutiny, the association believes.