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New report criticises state of UK rented property

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  • New report criticises state of UK rented property

    A new report from the Law Commission has stated that the majority of privately rented property in the UK market is in a poor condition and is poorly managed. In addition, the law does not operate as it is meant to do so and as a result is pushing the market into a state of disrepair. [...]

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    Thank you to the forum for mentioning the Law Commission's report "Encouraging Responsible Letting", published yesterday. We don't, however, suggest that the "majority of privately rented property" is in a poor condition or poorly managed. Our general view, in fact, is that the majority of landlords maintain their property in a satisactory state. However, a significant minority of landlords do not do so, and as a result the condition of the stock in the private rented sector which falls below the various legal standards for rented property is higher than in other sectors. We give figures for this in our previous consultation paper, which is available on our website (the software here stops me posting the link, but its readily available via google). Our report outlines recommendations for improving standards based on a "carrot" rather than "stick" approach to landlords. It is also available on the link above.


    • #3
      Thanks for the feedback, Richard - I'll get the original report edited.


      • #4
        What are the rest of the Europeans doing right that we are not with their rental market?