Most landlords agree that any action to raise standard for tenants in private rented homes does a power of good.
A London council has slapped a £5,000 fixed penalty fine on a landlord only days after becoming the first local authority to adopt the new powers.
Tenants escaping from a fire that ripped through a block of private rented flats sparked a record £250,000 fine.
A Newport landlord has been fined £4,400 for operating a dangerous, unlicensed house in multiple occupation and failing to comply with Rent Smart Wales.
Property experts are telling landlords not to worry about stagnant home prices as the market will bounce back.
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