Private sector landlords offering shoddy living accomodation in the Island are being warned: the game is up!
The Department of Social Care's to regulate the sector for the first time - and is planning a Landlord Registration Scheme.
Minister Chris Robertshaw says too many privately-rented properties fail to offer what he calls 'standards of basic decency'.
Landlords are being warned offering poor standards will no longer be tolerated.
Marian Kenny reports: