Exclusive: Peter Wright calls for reform of private rented sector to address ‘serious systemic failings’

A loophole allowing landlords to rent out squalid homes is contributing to “shameful” conditions of the type seen nearly a century ago, the head of England’s environmental health chiefs has said.

Peter Wright called for wholesale reform of how the private rented sector is regulated to address “serious systemic failings” that leave tenants at the mercy of rogue landlords.

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