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Two West London landlords fined for ignoring council notices

Wednesday 20th January 2016

Two Southall landlords have been found guilty of failing to comply with notices and orders to make safe dangerous and illegal privately rented properties...


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Half of landlords unprepared for Right to Rent

Thursday 21st January 2016

A report from an online estate agent has found that half of UK landlords are not prepared for the Right to Rent legislation, set to come into force on 1 February 2016...


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Rogue tory landlord prosecuted by his own council

Thursday 21st January 2016

A Camden councillor has been prosecuted by the council he works for after failing to carry out improvement works to a rented property he owns. Jonny Bucknell used to be Camden Conservatives’ spokesman for housing, and has been a councillor for Belsize Ward in Labour-run Camden since 2010...


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Early-morning immigration raid leads to £15,080 bill for landlord

Friday 22nd January 2016

A landlord has been fined for breaching regulations for houses in multiple occupation following an early morning raid involving immigration enforcement officers...


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Industry body hits at £80,000-per-council to root out criminal landlords

Friday 22nd January 2016

New funding from the government to tackle criminal landlords is just not sufficient according to the Residential Landlords Association. It has been revealed that 65 councils are to share the government’s £5m fund - roughly equivalent to £80,000 per council...


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Almost one in five landlords may quit sector because of tax changes

Friday 22nd January 2016

It comes as no surprise but a survey shows an overwhelming proportion of landlords believe the government’s buy to let tax changes will damage the sector...


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Landlord councillor must pay over £30,000 for failing to improve flat

Monday 25th January 2016

A councillor has been told by his own local authority to pay over £30,000 after admitting he failed to carry out timely improvements to a home he lets out...


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Criticism of government’s ‘insufficient’ £5m to tackle rogue landlords

Monday 25th January 2016

The consumer charity Citizens Advice is the latest body to say the government’s heavily-publicised £5m given to councils to tackle rogue landlords is simply not enough...


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Landlords say “reasonable chance” of judicial review of BTL tax change

Monday 25th January 2016

The two landlords behind a campaign to seek a judicial review of George Osborne’s controversial mortgage interest tax relief change say they have been told there is a “reasonable chance of success...


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Buy-to-let “still attractive” according to broker

Tuesday 26th January 2016

A mortgage broking firm has analysed the market and concluded that buy-to-let remains an attractive investment in the immediate future.  However, Private Finance has also warned that accessing finance will now be the biggest challenge for amateur landlords in the new market landscape...


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