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Harrow Borough Council backs campaign against rogue landlords
Harrow Borough Council has backed a national campaign to tackle rogue landlords and put an end to poor living conditions.
The council has joined the campaign, launched by Shelter, to take action against landlords who are renting out homes which are below standard.
The authority acknowledges the majority of landlords in Harrow provide good quality homes but there is a small minority ignoring their responsibilities.
The council is carrying out a number of initiatives, including promoting a landlord accreditation service through its Help2Let scheme.
Shelter chief executive Campbell Rob said: “We are pleased to hear that Harrow is committing to firm action against rogue landlords in their area.
“Every day at Shelter we see the devastating impact rogue landlords have on people’s lives, and we’ve been campaigning to urge government and councils to crack down on this small but highly dangerous minority who make people’s lives a misery.
“We urge other councils to follow Harrow Council’s lead and do everything in their power to crack down on the worst offenders in their area and stamp out rogue landlords for good."
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