Cornwall Council has been awarded £127,500 to tackle rogue landlords in the private rented sector after it successfully bid for funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The DCLG funding aims to crack down on a small minority of rogue landlords in Cornwall by providing funding to better understand available intelligence, improve the skills of investigating officers and increase enforcement activity. With almost weekly changes in legislation and current laws being updated, the government is bringing more and more hurdles into the market for landlords and greatly increasing the penalties for non compliance.
Joyce Duffin, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Housing and Environment, says: 'The successful bid and receipt of this large amount of funding is great news for Cornwall. It highlights the progress Cornwall Council has made in addressing issues we have with the quality of our private rented sector but there is more to do. The money will be used to identify and then tackle 'rogue' landlords or agents to improve the living conditions of people renting in Cornwall.'
This is a clear warning to all landlords in Cornwall, make sure your tenancy agreement is up to date, you comply with all legislation and your property is well maintained!
For free, impartial advice on all the current legislation, contact the office today on 01872 225354.