Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Campaign wins in Liverpool

Hi Tom

Thank you. Back in April, you - and more than 2,000 other Shelter supporters - joined our campaign against Liverpool's rotten homes.

You visited our spoof lettings agents on Lord Street and signed our petition, demanding Liverpool's first-ever elected Mayor put rogue landlords at the top of the city's agenda.

Thanks to you, Mayor Joe Anderson has pledged to:

Create a Rogue Landlords Hit Squad to seek out and investigate poor landlords and take appropriate action.

Adopt a Liverpool Standard for private rented housing in the city, which will include minimum standards based on the Decent Homes Standard and tenancy management best practice.

Re-launch the Landlord Accreditation Scheme, with a 'scores on the doors' service to recognise good landlords.

Set up a confidential freephone line where people can report unregistered or poor quality landlords, to trigger an investigation from the enforcement team.

Read the Mayor's action plan 

This is a great result - it will help hundreds of families in Liverpool suffering at the hands of rogue landlords. And shows that together, we really can make a difference.

Thank you,

Lotte and the Shelter campaigns team

PS - Want to help stamp out rogue landlords everywhere? Join our national Evict Rogue Landlords campaign

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