Measures to Improve Tenant Safety

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid has confirmed that the Government intends to support legislation that will help to ensure rented homes are give tenants the right to take legal action when landlords fail to exercise their duties.

Under a Private Members Bill, tenants will be able to take their landlords to court if they don’t ensure their property is fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout. In addition to the legislation, the Government plans to introduce a database of rogue landlords and property agents convicted of certain offences.

For more information click here to read the government’s press release.