London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched his rogue landlord and agent checker. The checker has three parts – a public online database of landlords and agents who have been prosecuted or fined by London Boroughs or the London Fire Brigade, issued a prohibition notice or expelled from a letting agent redress scheme; a private database for local authorities to share more detailed information about landlord and letting agent offences, and a reporting tool to allow tenants to more easily report rogue landlord and agent activity.
Mr Khan says “Many landlords and agents across London offer a great service, but sadly some don’t. My new database is about empowering Londoners to make informed choices about where they rent and send rogue operators a clear message: you have nowhere to hide.”
RLA Director Carrie Kus says “We all want to see criminal landlords rooted out of the rental market altogether. Any measure such as this which helps tenants to distinguish between the majority of law abiding and decent landlords and those who bring the sector into disrepute is to be welcomed.”
Sulgrave Estates wonders if the Mayor has any plans to introduce a Rogue Tenant Checker for landlords and agents.