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Shelter concern at government crackdown on licensing

Thursday 19th March 2015

Housing and campaigning charity Shelter says it is concerned at recent announcements by the government that it wants to clamp down on local authority licensing of landlord properties...


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2015 Budget: Tenants will be able to sublet

Thursday 19th March 2015

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) described the 2015 Budget as “a nightmare” after reading new subletting rules. The Budget, announced by Chancellor George Osborne on Wednesday, outlined plans to make it illegal for private sector tenancy agreements to include clauses that prevent the sub-letting of the property...


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Belvoir: “Tenants at risk” from Labour’s plans

Monday 16th March 2015

Estate agent Belvoir says Labour’s anti-business plans could lead to industry contraction for the private rented sector and make thousands of tenants homeless...


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RLA challenges ITV on negative portrayal of landlords

Monday 16th March 2015

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has written to ITV to complain about how the private rented sector was portrayed in “Britain’s Housing Crisis” aired on 5 March...


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Revenge evictions ban law passed

Tuesday 17th March 2015

The House of Lords has passed a law banning so-called ‘revenge evictions’. Passed as part of the Deregulation Bill, the new law will prohibit landlords from evicting tenants who complain about conditions in their homes...


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Rent Sparrow warning

Tuesday 17th March 2015

The Times has published a story entitled “Rental dream that turned into a nightmare” which should serve as a warning to landlords not to trust so-called “rent-to-rent” companies...


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Father and son guilty of illegal flat conversion

Friday 13th March 2015

Two men from Brent have been found guilty of illegally converting a property into five flats. Mr Khetani and his father Mr Patel, from Mortimer Road, NW10, were convicted at Willesden Magistrates Court on 3 March 2015 after carrying out works to a property they own in Neasden without planning permission...


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Brent landlords ordered to pay £5,260

Friday 13th March 2015

Two Brent landlords have been ordered to pay a total of £5,260 in fines and costs after failing to make repairs at the Wembley property they let out...


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Supply of eligible Help to Buy homes down 7.4%

Wednesday 11th March 2015

The number of available properties eligible for the government’s Help to Buy scheme has fallen 7.4% in the last year, according to property website Zoopla...


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London flat snapped up by renter in record 40 minutes

Wednesday 11th March 2015

This month a flat in London let within just 40 minutes of going on the rental market, a deal which its advertising agent says is a new record speed in the capital...


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