Rogue state

There is good news and bad news in a Shelter survey about rogue landlords out today but neither is quite what it appears at first glance.

The bad news is that complaints by tenants to their local authority about their private landlord are up 27 per cent in the last three years.

Worse, of 85,000 complaints in the last 12 months, 62 per cent related to category I and II hazards – things like dangerous electrics and damp that are serious or life-threatening, And there were 781 cases where health services had to get involved because of the behaviour or neglect of private landlords.

Read the rest of this post at Inside Edge, my blog for Inside Housing

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