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Hertfordshire agents must pay over £40k in fines

Friday 26th June 2015

Two managing agents, who own and manage properties in Hatfield, were ordered to pay a total of £42,534 in fines after pleading guilty to 46 offences at St Albans Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 17 June...


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UK tenants get the “worst deal in Europe”, says NHF

Friday 26th June 2015

Britain’s private renters are getting a rough ride in contrast to their European counterparts, new analysis by the National Housing Federation shows...


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British Property Federation launches build-to-rent committee

Monday 29th June 2015

The British Property Federation (BPF) has announced the creation of a new committee that will focus on promoting the emerging build-to-rent sector to government and other stakeholders, including consumers...


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No jail for letting agent who stole £577,000

Monday 29th June 2015

A letting agent who lost at least £577,865 in missing tenancy deposits and rent payments has escaped jail. However Peter Leonard, 58, has been disqualified from acting as a director for 10 years following the collapse of his Hove agency...


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Landlords upbeat about tenant demand

Tuesday 30th June 2015

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages, highlights the continued growth in tenant demand in the second quarter, with 43% of landlords believing demand is either growing or booming...


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Three landlords face financial ruin on “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords”

Tuesday 30th June 2015

This week’s episode of Channel 5’s ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’, featuring evictions expert Landlord Action, will feature three separate landlords all facing financial ruin as a result of troublesome tenants...


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Oxford letting agent faces £8,000 fine

Wednesday 1st July 2015

A letting agency has been handed fines totalling £7,000 and costs of £1,140 after the council took it to court over an unlicensed HMO. The Letting Centre Oxford Ltd, based in the Oxford suburb of Headington, was prosecuted after Oxford city council environmental health officers found that it was managing the rental of an HMO that was unlicensed and failing to comply with fire safety requirements...


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Female flatsharers “pay more rent”

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Women living in shared, rented accommodation are £2,271 worse off than men, according to data from flat and house share site SpareRoom.co.uk. The site compared the financial situations of male and female flatsharers...


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Brent landlord fined for second time over HMO

Thursday 2nd July 2015

A landlord who was found to have 16 tenants living in just one property in Willesden Green, north London, has been fined for a second time for not obtaining the correct licences from the council...


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Legal challenge against Croydon licensing

Thursday 2nd July 2015

Croydon landlords have launched a legal challenge against selective licensing in the borough. A group of landlords operating as the Croydon Property Forum applied early in June for a judicial review of the decision and will argue the consultation process was flawed...


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