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London Fire Brigade has welcomed the news that all London Boroughs have now signed up to an online database which names and shames dishonest landlords.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched the Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker in December and has this week announced all 33 local authorities have committed to share records.
The database holds information about enforcement notices issued by the Brigade as well as other breaches of housing regulation such as overcrowding, failure to comply with HMO management regulations, failure to provide gas safety certificates, fraud, unlawful eviction and harassment.
London Fire Brigade’s Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety, Dan Daly, said: “We welcomed the rogue landlord checker when it was launched and it’s great news that all London boroughs have now pledged to submit their records to the database.
“Now that all boroughs have signed up, it means every Londoner who rents, wherever they live, will be able to find landlords and letting agents who have been successfully prosecuted or faced civil enforcement for housing offences, including those prosecuted by us for fire safety breaches.
“It should also act as a deterrent for the small number of dishonest landlords who pose a large risk to their tenants.”
Members of the public who wish to use the Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker, will be able to search by and view a range of information including name of the landlord and address of rental properties.