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Government announces housing redress scheme

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The Communities Secretary has announced recently that legislation will be brought forward to require all private landlords to register with a housing redress scheme so that tenants have ready access to a forum in which they can air their complaints and obtain compensation if appropriate. Mr Brokenshire thinks the new scheme will simplify existing options and fill gaps.

Details are not readily available but it has been stated that landlords who do not comply will be faced with fines up to £5000.

How the scheme will be funded has also not been announced.

Letting agents already belong to property redress schemes. Eden Lettings & Management is a member of The Property Ombudsman scheme