Sadiq Khan has launched an online database for renters in London– the Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker.
Renters will have access to details showing which landlords and lettings agents have been successfully prosecuted or have faced civil enforcement action for housing offences. As well as records on prosecutions and enforcement action, the database will offer tenants a tool for the easy reporting of landlords they suspect of unscrupulous practices. It will also contain records from the three national organisations offering a free and independent service for resolving disputes with their landlords.
Khan said: “The housing market in London is difficult enough for Londoners to navigate, without those landlords and letting agents who behave unscrupulously leaving tenants living in appalling conditions, despite often paying sky-high rents. I promised to do everything within my powers to help Londoners facing this problem – I will not stand by while they are exploited.
Written by: 24housing