Complaints Against Landlords Increasing
According to an investigation carried out by the housing charity, Shelter, complaints against landlords have increased by 27% over the last three years. Shelter submitted freedom of information requests to 326 English councils and the responses from 310 local authorities have shown that complaints rose from 67,283 to over 85,500 since 2008.
What Can You Do If You Are A Tenant?
- Try to make sure, in the first place, that the property you are planning to rent is in good condition that your landlord is professional, honest and upfront about all aspects of the property rental and is a participant in a professional landlords’ accreditation scheme. We are aware, however that this is not possible in every situation.
- If a problem comes up, try to talk to your landlord first.
- If the problem persists and your landlord hasn’t been able or willing to help you, you should contact your local council.
- It is a good idea to seek professional help from a solicitor if the problem persists.