Capita’s software services business has launched a new web-based application, Advantage Impact for Rogue Landlord and Agency Management, to enable local authorities to take action against rogue private landlords and letting agents. As part of its launch, Capita is offering the software free for the first year to the first 100 local authorities who sign up by the end of May 2016.
The online solution will accommodate full investigation and case management details, multiple accommodation information, appeal information, the recording and management of bans, sanctions and complaints, and the aiding of improvements and enforcements. Landlords and letting agents can also be registered and published by local authorities, making it both easier for tenants to identify the best providers and for local authorities to report on rogue landlords.
Roger Birkinshaw, housing director at Capita’s software services business, said, “We have worked with local authorities for over 10 years to support them in protecting vulnerable people. Tackling the issue of rogue landlords and letting agents is a natural next step.
“Advantage Impact will help local authorities to easily manage and investigate complaints about private landlords and agencies, and it will support their ability to issue banning orders and other sanctions if needed.”