Barnsley MP welcomes new funding to tackle rogue landlords

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MP Dan Jarvis has welcomed the announcement of new funding for Barnsley Council to tackle rogue landlords.

The £230,000 was awarded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Mr Jarvis said: “I am often contacted by constituents struggling in rented homes which don’t make the grade.

“They are paying money to private landlords who show a complete disregard for their wellbeing and safety, and instead just focus on profit. This can range from refusing to provide adequate heating, leading to mould and health problems, to insisting on over-letting properties, resulting in dangerous overcrowding.

“This often has a knock-on effect for local communities, through noise problems, sanitation issues and benefit.”