Liverpool's PRS tenants get charter
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities, Housing
Tenants living in Liverpool's private rented sector (PRS) are to be given more information about their rights and responsibilities.
A new charter and information pack is to be launched to make them aware of what they can expect their landlords to provide - and what they should do as good tenants.
The move is part of efforts to improve the quality of the city's PRS.
The charter also outlines the rights and responsibilities of landlords while the pack contains information ranging from how tenants should report repairs to fire safety issues.
There is also is a leaflet on anti-social behaviour which explains its meaning, tenants’ responsibilities and advice on what those affected by it should do.
Councillor Ann O’Byrne, Liverpool City Council's cabinet member for housing, said: “This is an important step forward as we attempt to get a high quality rented sector in the city.
“The information pack has been welcomed by the private landlords’ advisory panel and I believe most tenants will also recognise that we want them to know not only what their rights are but what they should do to be good neighbours.
“We are looking to have well-informed landlords and well -informed tenants who build good relationships.”