Private rented sector Contents




1 Quality of accommodation and the balance of power

Quality of accommodation

The relationship between tenants and landlords

Retaliatory eviction, rent increases and harassment

Deregulation Act

Additional measures to rebalance the relationship

Tenants’ knowledge of their rights

‘Lockdown’ properties

2 Legislative powers

The legislative framework

Sufficiency of powers

Calls for a review of the legislation

Legislation on carbon monoxide alarms and electrical safety checks

Housing Health and Safety Rating System

Baseline assumptions

Wider reform of the HHSRS

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill

3 Enforcement

Enforcement of standards by local authorities

Resources for enforcement

Political will

Selective licensing

Application process for selective licensing

4 Innovative approaches in the private rented sector

Council-owned private rented properties

Other innovative approaches

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 19 April 2018