Shelter are currently running a campaign, Evict Rogue Landlords. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage the government, to produce a clear plan to tackle rogue landlords and show his commitment to private tenants by ensuring that all local authorities sign up to a minimum standard accreditation scheme.
You can sign Shelter's petition on this here.
For more information on their campaign, visit their website.
With only 2.2% of landlords a part of a professional body, there's plenty of pitfalls to private renting. Shelter have produced this video to illustrate some of these, which you can watch here. For more information on ensuring you rent from a decent landlord, visit our housing advice pages.