The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee is holding an inquiry into the Private Rented Sector, focusing on the powers local authorities have to deal with 'rogue' landlords.
Your experience of 'rogue landlords'
The Committee set up this web forum to hear directly from people who have been affected by such landlords in the private rented sector and would like to share their stories. This will give us a good understanding of the challenges people face in the private rented sector and help us to focus our recommendations on the key issues.
If you have recently been affected by a 'rogue' landlord in the private rented sector and sought support from your local authority, we want to hear from you.
Send us your views
Specifically, we were interested in your answers to any of the following questions that apply to you:
- Have you been affected by a 'rogue’ landlord? If so, what happened?
- Did your letting agent deal with your complaint effectively?
- Did your local authority support you effectively?
- How could your local authority have supported you better?
- If you could make one change to provide better protection for tenants in the private rented sector, what would it be?
For your information
Please note that the CLG Committee is unable to provide direct support to individuals facing ongoing problems with their landlord and this forum should not be used to report urgent defects in your home.
If you require assistance in dealing with your landlord or in raising any issues that of are concern to you regarding your home, please contact your letting agent, local authority, or the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Your local MP may also be able to assist you or make representations on your behalf in some cases. You can find your local MP on our website.
How we use and publish this information
Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Clerk of the House of Commons is the data controller for the purposes of the Act. The data you supply in this forum will be processed for the purpose of informing the committee's inquiry and contributing to a report.
The information will be archived as part of official record. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection and use of your information please contact the Committee Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information about your Data Protection rights, please contact the House of Commons Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service on 020 7219 2559 or the Information Commissioner's Office at www.ico.org.uk, tel. 0303 123 1113.
This forum is pre-moderated and comments that breach the online discussion rules will not be posted. Any allegations made against specific individuals or companies may be edited to remove identifying information before being posted.