North Somerset Council tackling rogue landlords
North Somerset Council has been awarded £10,000 in funding from the Government’s Rogue Landlord’s Fund to help tackle poor quality housing in the area.
The Rogue Landlord Fund was set up in 2018 to help target criminal landlords who provide unsafe and inadequate housing.
The funding will be overseen by the council’s Private Rented Sector Housing team which has been tasked with improving poor quality housing in the private rented sector.
Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, who is responsible for housing, commented that “Many landlords provide privately rented accommodation of a very high quality. However, some landlords do very little to maintain and improve their properties.”
He added that, “This funding will enable us to carry out a focused campaign including providing information to landlords on minimum standards, and increasing knowledge and empowering tenants on their rights and responsibilities in a targeted area of Weston-super-Mare town centre, as well as encouraging membership of a landlord accreditation scheme.”