Shelter: Happier and healthier? Improving conditions in the private rented sector

The private rented sector is housing more people than ever before, and for much longer. It is vital that these homes are safe and decent, happy, healthy and comfortable.

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 gives local councils new powers to identify, fine and ban landlords who do not keep their properties in good condition. This new briefing encourages local councils to use these important new tools to improve conditions for all renters, making the private rented sector a happier, healthier place to live.

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