Action to protect tenants

Today, the government is taking action to strip a failing social housing provider of new government funding and providing £14 million to enforce standards in privately rented accommodation, as we crack down on poor accommodation so that everyone has a home fit to inhabit.

  • The government will not hesitate to act to crackdown on failing housing providers like Rochdale Boroughwide Housing which failed to treat hazardous mould leading to the tragic death of Awaab Ishak.
  • That is why today, the government is stripping Rochdale Boroughwide Housing of new government funding until it can prove that it is a responsible landlord – and are also announcing we will block any housing provider that breaches consumer standards from getting more government funding. 
  • The government is also awarding a share of £14 million for seven areas with large numbers of privately rented homes to crack down on rogue landlords and test new approaches to driving up standards – including plans to trial fining landlords who commit offences.
  • Everyone deserves the right to live in safe, decent home and Conservatives will always act to protect tenants by cracking down on housing providers who are ignoring complaints and failing in their obligations to tenants.

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