This year councils will be given the power to ban criminal landlords and letting agents from operating in the housing market.
The government is currently gathering views about what sort of crimes should be considered a banning offence - having tenants live in an unsafe home will be on there, but should it also include violent crimes as well?
We'd like to hear about experiences that individual renters have had with landlords who have:
- failed to provide a safe property to their tenants;
- broken the law in ways that don't relate to housing; or
- intimidated tenants into not complaining
This will help us prepare our response to the government's consultation.
Please share your experiences. You can post anonymously - but in any case we will not share your personal details, and will get your permission before including anything you submit in our response to the government.