Government considers landlord charter
Government ministers are considering the introduction of a charter of requirements for all landlords and tenants in the private rental sector.
Communities minister Grant Shapps was asked about the possibility of creating one document that improves safety and security for tenants by Liberal Democrat Adrian Sanders.
He said such a charter would reduce the regulatory burden on landlords and indicate all the tenant and landlord responsibilities, from fire safety to anti-social behaviour.
“The planning system has benefited from a process of simplification. Can you do likewise with the private rented housing sector?”
In answer to the question, Mr Shapps said that standards in the private rental market are improving with satisfaction levels high, but not that the idea was a good one and that it would be considered by the government.
“It sounds like it might be something comparative to a template lease and is something worth further consideration,” he said.
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