Criminal landlords need to watch out – councils are to be given £4 million from the government specifically to target them.
Rogue landlords can be a real nightmare for tenants. They often provide housing in inadequate or even unsafe conditions, causing stress and discomfort for the tenants. Fortunately, they are a minority, and the majority of landlords are responsible and law-abiding.
As a private landlord, your engagement with the Criminal Law Act is probably going to be fairly minimal. But among the various sections dealing with obscene films, bomb hoaxes and cannabis resin, there’s one patch of legalese that can prove a bit of a headache for any landlord who encounters it. Section 6.