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Oxford Council gets cash boost to tackle rogue landlords

Oxford Council gets cash boost to tackle rogue landlords

Councils across the country, including Oxford City, will receive a £4 million Christmas cash boost to tackle rogue landlords in their area, Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has announced.

Twenty three councils will share the funding so they can take on the ‘unscrupulous Scrooges’: landlords that force their tenants to live in squalid and dangerous properties, making their lives a misery.

Mr Hopkins said the funding is part of a package of measures that will ensure millions of hard-working tenants get a better deal when they rent a home.

He also revealed that new legislation, which came into force earlier this month, will enable courts to take account of landlords’ assets, as well as their income, when levying fines for housing offences.