Registering private landlords?

A good deal of councillor case work involves helping tenants of private housing to get essential repairs done.  A London council  - Newham - is said to be the first in the country to initiate a licensing scheme for private landlords with the aim of eradicating poor quality accommodation and imposing fines where no improvements are made. Another borough, Waltham Forest, is considering a new landlord accreditation scheme as a way of pushing up standards in the private rented sector.  However, such schemes need adequate resources to be managed. It would be good if Brent could adopt a similar scheme but fear it will be some time before it could be afforded.

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