Saturday, May 14, 2011
Renting a home can be a risky business. Rogue landlords still operate in the UK and continue to get away with harassing tenants and letting out homes in an appalling condition. Complaints to Shelter advice services about landlords have increased by 23 per cent in the last year. Just 2.2 per cent of landlords belong to a professional body. Almost 1 million Britons have been the victim of a scam involving a private tenancy or landlord in the last three years*.