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Private Rented Housing

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has plans to encourage local authorities to adopt accreditation schemes for private rented sector landlords.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Minister for Housing

My Department is supportive of all mechanisms by which local authorities can seek to help local landlords improve the service they offer to their tenants. Accreditation schemes can be an effective way to do this. But we do not think that it is the role of central Government to prescribe to local authorities how best to manage their relationship with private landlords in their area.

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