Good to see our Rother Valley MP has some thoughts and ideas on Rented Housing Problems (Well, he would, wouldn’t he ? 🙂
“The lack of decent, affordable housing in the Rother Valley is a huge issue; yet the Government has cut the budget for building new affordable homes by 60 per cent.
Whilst estate agents can be banned for bad practice, lettings agents are not subject to the same complaints and redress procedures.
I would like to see the introduction of a national register of landlords as well as local authorities granted greater powers to root out and strike off rogue landlords. This would make it easier for local authorities to tackle rogue landlords found to have broken the rules. A system could also be provided for people to get redress when a lettings agent has ripped them off, just like we have for estate agents. “