Five things you should know about the new Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker

11th January 2018

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker, to help name and shame landlords and agents who are bringing the private rented sector into disrepute.
Here are five key facts about the checker that you need to know:
  1. It’s an online database of rogue landlords and agents, who are defined as having been successfully prosecuted or fined by a London council; successfully prosecuted or given a prohibition notice by the London Fire Brigade; and/or expelled from a mandatory consumer redress scheme.
  2. The checker has three sections: a public database of landlords and agents; a private online database for local authorities and the fire service to upload information about listed offences; and a tool for individuals to report rogue landlord or agent activity.
  3. The public can view: full names and addresses of landlord and agents; property addresses; details of enforcement action taken and by whom; and the street name and first four postcode digits of landlords’ home addresses.
  4. The checker can be found on the Greater London Authority’s website and lists the names of landlords and agents across 10 London boroughs (Brent, Camden, Greenwich, Islington, Kingston, Newham, Southwark, Sutton, Waltham Forest and Westminster). Eight more London boroughs (Barking and Dagenham, Croydon, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Lewisham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets) are expected to upload their records in the coming weeks
  5. Records will be retained for 12 months on the public database and 10 years on the private database.

 

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