Housing Minister Kris Hopkins said:
We are determined to tackle the minority of landlords who offer tenants a poor service.
That's why we have given £6.7 million to councils to use their range of powers to confront rogue behaviour, and why we're changing the law to increase fines.
Our new How to Rent Guide makes tenants aware of their rental rights and puts pressure on those who are not playing by the rules.
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