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Landlord laws consultation extension agreed

Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw has agreed to extend consultation on new laws governing landlords after a meeting last night.

The public meeting saw him face an hour and a half of questions from private landlords angered by new proposals which would impose minimum standards of accommodation and a register of those who let property.

Consultation on the Landlords and Tenants Bill was due to end on Friday but last night he said if a Landlords' Association was set up, he’d allow extra time to hold talks with it.

Mr Robertshaw says he understands why people are concerned:

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