Landlord insurance clients are only too aware that the let property business is sometimes tarnished by the activities of the minority who flout the law and seem to get away with it. The housing and homelessness charity Shelter is running a campaign against bad landlords called Rogue Landlord Watch. They say that only 270 rogue landlords were prosecuted last year, despite complaints about landlords reaching 86,628. Complaints about serious and potentially life threatening hazards have risen by 25% over the past two years.
If you visit the website shelter.org.uk/evictroguelandlords you will be able to report a rogue landlord and there is also an interactive map so you can see some of England’s worst offenders. Shelter is encouraging local authorities to clamp down on bad landlords.
Landlord offences range from renting out unsafe homes to illegal eviction and harassment. The web contains lots of information about your duties as a landlord and there is no excuse for anyone breaking the law.
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