UN Special Rapporteur recommendations

The UN Special Rapporteur has recommended that the UK Government should:

  • increase regulation and enhance information and accountability in relation to the private rented sector
  • adopt regulatory tenancy protections, including minimum length of contracts, restraints on rent increases and strict limits on eviction
  • encourage the use of standardized human rights-compliant rental contracts
  • enhance mechanisms of registration of landlords and letting agents
  • establish clear accountability mechanisms to eliminate discrimination in the private rented sector

For a review of recent moves to such regulation of the private rented sector see the latest House of Commons briefing on the regulation of private sector letting and managing agents (England).

For a copy go to: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/SN06000/the-regulation-of-private-sector-letting-and-managing-agents-england