The Ethical Landlords Association today called upon all landlords, including MPs and cabinet ministers, to be open and scrupulous about their affairs. Following news reports that Health & Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has failed to register his property interests, ELA spokesperson Alastair Cameron said: “Landlords get a bad enough rap from the public. The last thing we need is revelations that high-profile landlords may not be fulfilling their regulatory responsibilities. It’s fine for cabinet ministers and other politicians to let out property, but we all have to stick to the rules. Mr Hunt’s affairs are being investigated, and we hope that if any breach of regulations is discovered, it will be dealt with appropriately.”

The ELA was established in 2016 under the slogan ‘because it’s a home, not just a property.” Next month, a recruitment campaign will focus on MPs, many of whom are landlords. For more information, visit https://ethicallandlords.org.uk/.