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‘We’re coming for you’, council warns rogue landlords after a shock discovery

Thursday 21st September 2017

Brent Council has once again vowed to clamp down on rogue landlords in the local area after 35 men we found to be living in a three-bedroom house in north London...


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Independent inventories for student properties are ‘invaluable’, says AIIC

Thursday 21st September 2017

For a long time, fair wear and tear has been a grey area for landlords and letting agents alike, and because it tends to vary from case to case, it is among the least understood areas of the lettings process, and one which can create much ambiguity and cause a high level of disputes at the end of a tenancy...


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Landlord licensing scheme considered in Hackney

Thursday 21st September 2017

  Hackney Council is planning to introduce a selective licensing scheme in an effort to clamp down on unscrupulous landlords in the local area as well as reduce anti-social behaviour in private rented properties...


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Landlords urged to check gas appliances this Gas Safety Week

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Landlords are being warned of the dangers of unsafe gas appliances this Gas Safety Week. The seventh annual Gas Safety Week currently runs (from Monday 18th September) until Sunday 24th September...


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Generation Rent hit by ‘rising house prices and low interest rates’

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Renters in London face a five year delay in buying a home of their own if they leave savings in cash, due to record-low interest rates, fresh research shows...


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UK slips down EU buy-to-let league table

Wednesday 20th September 2017

The UK has dropped into the bottom five European buy-to-let markets for investors as UK yields plummet, according to the latest European Buy-To-Let League Table from WorldFirst...


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Landlord fined over £200,000 for endangering lives of tenants

Tuesday 19th September 2017

A landlord who endangered the lives of his tenants has been successfully prosecuted and fined more than £200,000 for failing to comply with HMO regulations at Westminster Magistrates Court...


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Parliament to debate rent payments being added to tenant’s credit score

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Private tenants who pay their rent on time could soon see their credit rating boosted in order to make it easier for them to gain a foot on the housing ladder, after it was announced that parliament will debate the idea of taking rent payments into account when people apply for a mortgage...


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New industry alliance to lobby on behalf of landlords

Tuesday 19th September 2017

With almost a quarter of existing buy-to-let landlords thinking about exiting the private rented sector and many more planning to increase rents to cope with recent policy changes, including the existing phasing out of mortgage tax relief and higher stamp duty cost for those acquiring additional properties, more needs to be done to help landlords and offer them better representation...


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Unlicensed landlord ordered to pay over £2,600

Monday 18th September 2017

A private landlord has been fined £2,000 for renting out two properties in Peterborough without a licence which he was legally obliged to obtain under the city council’s selective licensing scheme...


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