Shapps to scrap new landlord regulation

Residential landlords could be set to benefit from a simpler private rented sector after housing minister Grant Shapps vowed to scrap plans to bring in new regulations.

Residential landlords could be set to benefit from a simpler private rented sector after housing minister Grant Shapps vowed to scrap plans to bring in new regulations.

Mr Shapps said that the vast majority of the UKs three million private tenants are satisfied with the service they receive from their landlords.

Speaking in parliament last week, Mr Shapps said: "With the vast majority of Englands three million private tenants happy with the service they receive, I am satisfied that the current system strikes the right balance between the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords.

"So today I make a promise to good landlords across the country: the government has no plans to create any burdensome red tape and bureaucracy, so you are able to continue providing a service to your tenants."

The housing minister also issued a warning to "bad landlords" that councils will be urged to use a range of powers to ensure all tenants are "properly protected".

Posted by Royston Hunter

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