Wolf in sheep’s clothing? How funding to tackle ‘rogue landlords’ has targeted tenants

Corporate author: Radical Housing Network

Publication date: September 2016

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In 2015 an RHN researcher submitted a series of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to councils to find out how councils were using government funds for tackling ‘rogue landlords’. The responses exposed how, in many cases tenants were left worse off than before, including being made homeless or subject to raids by the police and UK Border Agency, while many bad landlords  apppeared to get away without punishment.