Rogue landlords who "deliberately or persistently" break the law are to be targeted by Lambeth council. "Where poor conditions are identified in a privately rented property, we will seek to identify and inspect other properties owned or managed by the same individual or company" says a council report. The new rules, which take effect from … Continue reading CRACKDOWN ON ROGUE LANDLORDS IN LAMBETH
A landlord has been hit with fines totalling £10,000 after being taken to court by Lambeth council. The owner of 41 Hasselrigge Road, SW4 failed to licence the property as a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) and carried out no safety works even after being warned by council officers. The five-bedroom property had nine tenants … Continue reading LANDLORD HIT WITH £10,000 IN FINES
Southwark council are one of the first six London councils to have named and shamed rogue landlords and agents, for City Hall’s new landlord and agent checker, which launched this week. The GLA’s Checker makes publicly available a list of private landlords and agents who have been successfully prosecuted by local authorities for jeopardising private … Continue reading SOUTHWARK AND FIVE OTHER LONDON BOROUGHS NAME ROGUE LANDLORDS AND AGENTS FOR NEW GLA ‘CHECKER’….
A landlord who misled tenants and rented out an illegally converted property, has been jailed for 155 days, having failed to pay a confiscation order that looked to recover his criminal gains, generated from renting two illegal flats. The man from Stoke Newington, was prosecuted by Southwark council at Croydon magistrates court in April 2015, … Continue reading LANDLORD WHO RENTED OUT ILLEGALLY CONVERTED PROPERTY JAILED AFTER FAILING TO PAY CONFISCATION ORDER
MAYOR PLANS TO "NAME AND SHAME" ROGUE LANDLORDS Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is making plans to "name and shame" rogue landlords. He told Sian Berry (Green party) during Mayor's question time that his predecessor (Boris Johnson) launched a Landlord Accreditation Scheme, saying that he wanted to do something about poor standards. "Despite a … Continue reading MAYOR PLANS TO “NAME AND SHAME” ROGUE LANDLORDS
CLAIMS IN a shock report on housing in Croydon that many tenants do not approach the council for assistance due to fear of reprisals from their landlord are backed up by a Shelter report. Research by Shelter says that more than 200,000 people have faced eviction in the last year because they asked their private … Continue reading TRUE SCALE OF ‘REVENGE’ EVICTIONS EXPOSED BY SHELTER INVESTIGATION