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Plymouth awarded £60,000 to tackle rogue landlords

Plymouth City Council has been awarded £60,000 of Government funding to deal with rogue landlords. The news comes after the council submitted a bid to the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Rogue Landlords Fund. The additional funding will support existing work and enable more to be done with trading standards, voluntary providers supporting tenants, […]

Rogue landlord admits renting substandard houses out without a licence

A Plymouth man has admitted renting substandard houses out to 30 people without being a registered landlord. John Mayer, of 68, Exmouth Road, Plymouth, pleaded guilty to four cases of failing to apply for a licence to operate a house in multiple occupation as required by the Housing Act 2004. He also failed to comply […]

Council committed to improving private rented housing as national list of rogue landlords published

Plymouth City Council is committed to improving private rented housing as a national list of rogue landlords is published. Environmental Health News (EHN online) and The Guardian have published a database of landlords convicted under the Housing Act 2004 between 2006 and 2014. In Plymouth there have been two such convictions within the past five […]