A crackdown on flytipping has been launched with backing from a local MP.

Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer has stood behind new flyers from Barnet Homes to prospective tenants, which remind them of the responsibilities to correctly dispose of their waste.

The housing association will run information sessions for families interested in renting privately from the provider,which include speaking about the laws and penalties.

Mr Freer said: "Barnet Homes is a major purchaser of private sector leases and I'm delighted they are using their influence to help tackle fly-tipping.

"All too often a change of tenancy can lead to old furniture and mattresses being dumped and Barnet Homes reminding tenants on how to recycle and dispose of old furniture is welcome."

Fly-tipping damages the environment and is punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or a prison sentence.

A Barnet Homes spokesperson confirmed that they will be giving flyers to prospective tenants.

They added: "We are a responsible landlord working with our customers to ensure we are part of the solution on the issue of fly-tipping."