ARLA response to DCLG technical discussion paper 'Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector'

The discussion paper set out proposals for England, including a blacklist of rogue landlords and letting agents, tougher penalties for the worst offenders, extending rent repayment orders and introducing fixed penalty notices.

It also invited views on tackling the problem of abandonment in the sector, where a tenant disappears, leaving the landlord uncertain over their right to possess.

Our response covers issues relating to three main sections: Tackling the worst offenders, rent repayment orders and civil penalties, and Abandonment.

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