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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Bradford's blight of take-away flats

The Bradford Telegraph and Argus claim Bradford is a rogue landlord hotspot.

Bradford Council is have submitted a bid to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to take a share of the £5 million of funding by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Bradford Council was one of 65 local authorities invited to apply for a share of the £5 million fund to help councils tackle rogue landlords announced Communities Secretary Greg Clark last month.

The Telegraph and Argos highlights the city's particular problem with poorly maintained residential flats above shops,  particularly those above takeaways. 

Last year, the Council received 1,262 complaints from tenants renting above shops,  resulting in more than 650 enforcement notices being served. 

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has commented:

“The Government is determined to crack down on rogue landlords and this funding, alongside measures in the Housing and Planning Bill, will further strengthen councils’ powers to tackle poor-quality privately rented homes in their area.”

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