Government responds to the Rugg review

The government has finally responded to the Rugg review into private lettings and announced plans for tighter regulation of landlords. The government plans to create a register of all private landlords in England, including an improved complaints system that could remove rogue landlords from it, and will ensure that policing is done through the creation of an independent regulator. Meanwhile tenants will receive two months’ notice if their landlord is being repossessed.