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Barking and Dagenham Council launch public consultation on how to better regulate landlords

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 December 2017

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Barking and Dagenham Council is asking residents to tell them how they can improve their private rental licensing scheme.

The initiative targets landlords who “put profit ahead of people.”

The scheme currently requires all landlords to have a license, which they must purchase from the council, and agree to a range of conditions.

Non-compliant landlords could be fined up to £30,000.

Under the rules, 40 landlords have been prosecuted and 26 have been cautioned.

Cllr Laila Butt said: “As the amount of private rented accommodation in our borough increases, we have a responsibility to protect responsibility to protect residents by ensuring landlords are providing good quality housing.”

The public consultation runs until February 23. To take part, go to consult.lbbd.gov.uk/public/prpl_scheme_lbbd.

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