Today’s Selective Licensing Review is an independent review, so while it will inform Government’s thinking, it does not necessarily provide a firm commitment to any of the recommendations.
Commenting, Isobel Thomson, safeagent CEO said:
“The review recommends a national landlord registration scheme, but it is not clear whether such a scheme would be an additional level of bureaucracy on top of selective licensing or an alternative to it.
“The sector needs a solution which will root out rogue landlords and not one where good landlords face a complex array of licensing schemes and escalating costs. The review has quite rightly identified that enforcement is key to any scheme being effective. Isn’t it about time then for Government to pull together an effective enforcement strategy across the PRS – putting enough resources into it to really have an impact and improve the rental experience for tenants?”