The first guide is for local authority enforcement practitioners to explain their roles and powers in ensuring landlords are operating safely and within the law.
“Local authority enforcement officers play a crucial role in making sure people in rented accommodation have somewhere safe and secure to live,” the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said.
“The guidance published today ensures those responsible for protecting tenants can use the powers available to them to maximum effect,” it added.
Housing minister Heather Wheeler (pictured) said: “This package of support for those working on the frontline of the private rented sector will ensure they are fully equipped to make use of any new powers which can improve the lives of tenants trapped in poor quality accommodation.
“This, along with our further guidance for tenants and landlords on their rights and responsibilities, builds on the ongoing work which sets out to make renting fairer and more accessible for all, while also ensuring that everyone has a home which is safe and secure.”