Lawabiding landlords are sometimes defamatorily tarred with the title of rogue landlord.
This may be a malicious term to satisfy a vexatious local resident who is either jealous of a landlord’s sucess or resentful that their community has suffered due to the change in tenant / resident demography with the perception that undesireable transient tenants become neighbours.
A rogue landlord is one who knowingly or recklesly breaks the law whilst letting property.
This is not a landlord who sincerely forgets to provide the full 24 hours implied notice that the gas safe engineer is attending to ensure compliance of the heating system.
A rogue is someone who breaks the law. A Rogue Landlord is one who lets property whilst disregarding the law. Such individuals are likely to jeopardise their tenant’s safety or to flout the rules governing landlords.
Many examples can be cited but proportionally this number is a tiny percent of the whole letting fraternity. Less than 1% would probably fit this category.
For some – a rogue landlord is a derogatory term to vent resentment when say a tenant fails to recycle on the correct day or the landlord converts a garage to a habitable room to create a legally acceptable 6th bedroom, he becomes a rogue landlord in the eyes of his resentful neighbour and is slanderously misdescribed so.