Call for clampdown on rogue landlords

Housing policy experts have issued a call for stricter new minimum standards in the private rented sector to combat rogue landlords.

A new report from the Chartered Institute of Housing and thinktank the Resolution Foundation said landlords who exploit tenants should face tough sanctions.

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Rogue landlords 'ruin our reputation', says NLA

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has backed tougher measures against rogue landlords, saying they "ruin" the reputation of the private rented sector.

Richard Bianco, a member of the NLA's London team, said any moves to help landlords reinvest profits and improve their properties was "welcome".

"Rogue landlords ruin our reputation and we want to drive them out," he added.

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