A Labour councillor in a Green Party-controlled local authority wants the body to name and shame rogue landlords on a publicly-available database.
Councillor Gill Williams - who was chair of the housing committee when Labour ran Brighton and Hove council - is moving the proposal at a meeting on Wednesday.
Local media in the city say Williams is urging that “this Housing Committee declares an intention to adopt a zero tolerance approach to rogue landlords”.
Brighton and Hove News quotes Williams as saying: “It is recognised that the majority of private sector landlords in the city make a positive contribution to housing in our city and this is valued.
“However, a recent report revealed that almost half of private renters in the south east were victims of illegal acts by landlords.
“We have provided much-needed extra funding for the private rented sector enforcement team and have recruited more staff to tackle this problem in our city.”
The motion will also propose “that a database of rogue landlords where action has been successfully taken should be made available on Brighton and Hove City Council website”.
The Green Party, which is in favour of rent controls, runs a minority-led administration in Brighton & Hove Council.
The Green councillor who leads the authority, Phélim Mac Cafferty, was last week criticised for flying to the COP26 conference; he later apologised, blaming the unreliability of the rail network for his choice of transport.
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