Call for compulsory register of private landlords

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Housing, Regulation

Labour councillors in Westminster are calling for the establishment of a compulsory register of private landlords after new figures revealed poor practice in the sector. Data released by Westminster City Council showed that of 1,712 privately rented properties inspected in 2011/12, 206 were handed legal notices. Residential environmental health officers also removed 771 hazards, including causes of excess cold and dampness, and fire and fall threats. As a result of the inspections, 111 shared...

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