Adam ferrands.... ""I also think if you bother to read back both Rob and myself have only suggested that the same rules and regs should apply to landlords and tenants, i am not sure how you are managing to argue with this point but well done for trying."
What you are saying has not foundation. Your wish that things should be the same is irrelavant. We all wish for heaven on earth, but it makes no difference to what has been going on. The same rules are not applied. The landlords have always refused to have a register... the law against subletters, against vandals, against squatters, against harassment, etc etc have not been counterbalanced by any law which says any landlord leaving a property empty for 6 months will be committing a criminal offence, any lanlords which does not repair vandalized properties within a certain period commits a criminal offence, any landlord who discriminates against social and private tenants is committing a criminal offence, etc, etc? Where are these criminal laws which would make a plain level field for tenants and landlords? In your dreams perhaps.