Councils call for new powers to deal with rogue landlords
1 May 2014 Last updated at 09:50 BST
Councils in England want new powers to deal with rogue landlords who rent out sub-standard properties to private tenants.
The Local Government Association says current regulations are out-of-date and need to be overhauled, but landlords say increased controls will force up rents.
Mike Sergeant report.