Speaking at the weekend’s Conservative Party conference, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, pledged to offer private tenants greater rights by making it compulsory for landlords to register with an ombudsman scheme.
Under the initiative, all private landlords would have to become members of an ombudsman scheme or use an agent whom already has membership in a bid to improve the dispute resolution system for tenants.
The plans also include proposals to ensure compulsory registration of all letting agents, new incentives to offer tenancies of at least 12 months and the introduction of a new streamlined “Housing Court”.
The Labour Party has already outlined its proposals, including plans for rent controls. Read more here: https://www.justlandlords.co.uk/news/jeremy-corbyn-pledges-rent-controls/
SWR are registered with The Property Ombudsman Scheme, The Property Ombudsman Scheme (Residential Leasehold Management) and NALS (The National Approved Letting Scheme) amongst other professional bodies.