Richard Tacagni is a housing consultant specialising in regulation of the private rented sector. He is the founder and managing director of London Property Licensing, a business formed in January 2015 to provide simple, impartial and expert advice to private landlords, letting agents and trade associations on property licensing and the regulation of private rented homes. He is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and housing specialist with over 22 years’ local government experience at an operational, policy development and senior management level.
In April 2015, Richard co-authored Future of London’s report PRS Licensing – Policy and Practice with Jo Wilson, Head of Policy.
From 2012 to 2014, Richard was Head of Private Sector Housing at LB Redbridge, where he developed a balanced and proportionate approach to regulating the private rented sector including a multi agency intelligence led approach to tackle the minority of criminal landlords who undermine the sector and place tenants’ lives at risk. Prior to that he spent four years as Head of the Housing Team at LACORS (part of the Local Government Association Group) – a national advisor helping all councils in England to implement the Housing Act 2004. His local government career has spanned across the Midlands, South West and London.