Plans to tighten the regulation and improve standards in the buy-to-let and private rented market have been unveiled by the Law Commission.

The reforms which are designed to improve the self-regulation of the private rented sector, include setting up a housing standards monitor to guarantee quality in the market.

Other proposals in the report, titled Housing: Encouraging Responsible Letting, include establishing a stakeholder board, a single code of housing management practice for landlords, making landlord accreditation schemes available in every local authority area and launching a pilot programme for home condition certificates.

Financial Times