Today (10 December) the National Audit Office published their report on regulations for Private Renting. The report has found that the way private renting is regulated is not effective in ensuring the sector is consistently fair for renters.
Commenting on the report, Louise Haigh MP for Sheffield Heeley said:
“It will come as no surprise to anyone that’s ever lived in private rented accommodation that the independent auditor has found its not regulated effectively and that renters don’t have a fair deal.
“What’s concerning is that an astonishing 13% of accommodation has at least one hazard which could be a serious threat to health and safety. That means millions of people are living in dangerous homes which landlords are choosing to ignore.
“The Government and the so-called Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities does not have a plan to deal with any of the issues that renters face. We need a strong regulator that will enforce standards and any landlord that risks their tenant’s safety should feel the full force of the law.”