One third of lodgings found to be unfit for use

Landlords could be fined, subjected to spot checks and 'named and shamed' for providing unfit accommodation, following a report being published tomorrow.

20th August, 2005

Landlords could be fined, subjected to spot checks and 'named and shamed' for providing unfit accommodation, following a report being published tomorrow.

The report by national housing organisation Threshold found that almost one third of rented properties did not provide the “basic essentials for living'‘.

Last year, local authorities inspected 7,232 privately rented properties. Almost 30 per cent of them were below minimum standards, often damp, with no hot water, or vermin-infested.

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