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The Bournemouth & Poole Landlord Exhibition to take place tomorrow

Tuesday 17th October 2017

The 10th annual Bournemouth and Poole Landlord Exhibition will take place tomorrow (Wednesday). The event, which is being organised in conjunction with both Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole Council, will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre, from 10am until 6pm...


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Castle Trust provide ‘options’ for landlords with bad credit

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Castle Trust Capital has launched a range of mortgages aimed at buy-to-let landlords with a poor credit history.   The ‘credit recovery’ range features five tiers, from lightly impaired through to heavy adverse, including applicants with a history of IVAs and recently discharged bankruptcy...


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Landlord fined over £11,600 for overcrowding

Tuesday 17th October 2017

A landlord in Luton has been fined £11,620 for letting an unlicensed and poorly-maintained house in the town which is classed as a house in multiple occupation (HMO)...


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Landlord immigration checks fuelling ‘black market’

Tuesday 17th October 2017

A scheme requiring landlords to check the immigration status of new tenants is fuelling a ‘black market in forged Ids’, a report claims. The Right to Rent scheme, which was rolled out across England last year, requires landlords to establish that tenants have a right to be in the country by photocopying documents like ID cards or passports...


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New 80% BTL mortgage deal launched by Mansfield BS

Monday 16th October 2017

The Mansfield Building Society has launched a new mortgage product specifically designed to allow buy-to-let investors to purchase or remortgage a property at up to 80% loan-to-value, subject to a borrowing rate of 3...


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New inquiry into PRS welcomed by letting agents

Monday 16th October 2017

The decision to launch a new inquiry into the private rented sector has been welcomed by letting agents. The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee will look into whether councils have adequate powers to tackle ‘rogue landlords’...


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Tenant ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work for unlawfully subletting home

Monday 16th October 2017

In most cases, a tenant needs their landlord’s consent before they can sublet their home, otherwise they risk breaking the term of their tenancy agreement and on that basis, a private landlord can take action to evict their tenant...


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Buy-to-let mortgage lending remains flat

Monday 16th October 2017

Mortgage lending to buy-to-let investors remained largely unchanged in August despite an overall increase in residential mortgage lending, according to the latest figures from UK Finance...


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Bath pair fined £16k for holding wrong HMO licenses

Friday 13th October 2017

Two landlords in Bath have been ordered to more than £16,000 for failing to hold the correct HMO licences. Elizabeth Vowles, 48, and Hayley Book, 55, from Weston pleaded guilty at Bath Magistrates’ Court to the offence under the Housing Act 2004...


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Havering Council approves landlord licensing scheme

Friday 13th October 2017

Plans to introduce an additional licensing scheme across 12 wards in Havering, east London, have been approved. Local councillors met on Wednesday to discuss the proposal to charge landlords £900 to register their properties with Havering Council and decided to give the scheme the go-ahead...


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