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DoI 'doesn't want to impose landlord scrutiny on itself'

MHK believes Dept has a "vested interest" in avoiding landlord regulation

The Department of Infrastructure has a vested interest in not imposing regulation on itself as a public sector landlord.

That's the view of Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper, who wanted the proposed Landlords Registration Bill for private housing to be considered by a committee.

While he failed to gain support for the move, he says the forthcoming laws still need a number of changes.

Mr Hooper believes the DoI doesn't want to face the same scrutiny it's proposing:

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