All private landlords in the UK are to be forced to join a redress scheme, the government has revealed, scooping up over an estimated 1.5 million landlords into regulation.
The announcement is part of a wide-ranging package of regulatory measures revealed by Secretary of State for Housing James Brokenshire following last year’s consultation on the subject.
Brokenshire plans to “bring forward legislation that will require all private landlords, including providers of purpose-built student housing and park home site operators, to belong to a redress scheme,” he says.
“This would ensure that all tenants have access to redress services in any given situation and that all complaints can be addressed.”
Our comment; "This is the government recognising that the UK is going to be generational in the respect that there will be people who are tenants for their whole life. Private landlords will have the same responsibility as letting agents already have, providing tenants access to redress in any given situation.”