Government to crack down on rogue landlords in bid to end ‘beds in sheds’ culture


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The management will crack down on rogue landlords

Every lessee has a right to a safe, secure and decent home, but some are being worked by unscrupulous landlords who profit from providing overcrowded, squalid and off dangerous homes

Alok Sharma, housing and planning minister

The new gages will end the so-called ‘beds in sheds’ practice where people tenuous for affordable rooms in urban areas are charged large sums for chambers under stairwells and in garden sheds.

Under the Government’s proposals, landowners will also need a licence to rent out homes to five or various people unless they are a single family and people with definite criminal convictions will be banned from renting out property.

The Administration will create a database of “serious and prolific offenders” and is also devising to introduce a fine of up to £30,000 for letting out unsafe or substandard accommodation.

Alok Sharma, homes and planning minister said: “Every tenant has a right to a safe, anchor and decent home, but some are being exploited by unscrupulous landlords who profit from make overcrowded, squalid and sometimes dangerous homes.”

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In the battle against Britain’s ‘beds in sheds’ good breeding, if the measures are approved by MPs next month, there will also be reduced size requirements for bedrooms in rented homes.

Rooms used by one full-grown for sleeping will have to be larger than 6.51 square metres, while allowances used by two adults will have to be a minimum of 10.22 square metres.

Statesmen have become increasingly focused on affordable housing as growing armies of young people live in rented accommodation and are unable to afford to own their own natives.

Last year the Redfern review cast new light on the slump in UK bailiwick ownership showing that real house prices have fenced 151 per cent since 1996, while real earnings acquire risen only about a quarter as much.


Rogue landowners are letting out ‘beds in sheds’

According to Shelter, home ownership is mistake out of reach and more people than ever are dependent on rented conformity.

Shelter said: “On average, house prices are now almost seven straightaways people’s incomes. No matter how hard they work, it’s becoming numerous and more difficult for young people to save up and buy a home of their own.

“In the keep on decade, home ownership fell for the first time since Census records began.”

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