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    It wouldn't surprise me especially as you often...

    It wouldn't surprise me especially as you often hear how the German model with rent controls is the way to go.

    What the downside of the German model is that there is hardly any home ownership in...
  2. Can't see a lot wrong with this campaign and I am...

    Can't see a lot wrong with this campaign and I am glad that Shelter are using their vast resources campaigning against the small minority of rogue landlords rather than using their vast resources to...
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    Quite a good article by NLA unfortunately from...

    Quite a good article by NLA unfortunately from reading other articles on this matter such as the one in The Scotsman below it would appear that the Scottish Government are going to implement these...
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    I think that this will be another own goal...

    I think that this will be another own goal following the ban on letting fees that has led to the large rent rises as reported by Citylets.

    The supply of properties in the PRS is already...
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    It sounds like you have been unfortunate having...

    It sounds like you have been unfortunate having chosen a property with a extremely bad landlord.

    Thankfully 99.9% of LLs are not like this and I hope and expect you will be successful in your...
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    It would be unusual for the landlord to do the...

    It would be unusual for the landlord to do the adjudication process rather than the LA who will have more experience of the process.

    The reason could be that the LA doesn't agree with the...
  7. As a rental return Edinburgh proves poor value as...

    As a rental return Edinburgh proves poor value as yields are only about 4% from one and two bedroom properties. HMO properties have higher yields at 5-6% but the costs and extra work involved can be...
  8. Albaman, I don't think SAL agree with you...

    Albaman,

    I don't think SAL agree with you regarding rent in advance.

    https://www.scottishlandlords.com/NewsPolicy/PolicyItem.aspx?ArticleId=179

    In this link they claim they have successfully...
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    I would imagine that the amount of part...

    I would imagine that the amount of part time/reluctant landlords in the UK would dwarf the professional landlords.

    Also professional landlords tend to concentrate on the bottom end of the market...
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    Turkeys voting for Christmas!

    Turkeys voting for Christmas!
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    A person who wants to buy a property.

    A person who wants to buy a property.
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    I think it's hard enough to get landlords to...

    I think it's hard enough to get landlords to commit for six months let alone three years. I think if this comes to light most landlords will vote with their feet and sell up.

    Red Ed just doesn't...
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    The result of the consultation was a change to...

    The result of the consultation was a change to the definition of a premium so the law was amended.

    The consultation process gave three options two options were for referencing fees to be legal and...
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    In this case the Sheriff appears to have been...

    In this case the Sheriff appears to have been heavily influenced by the Governments position on the charging of referencing fees however as section 3.10 of the link below proves, the Government only...
  15. Thanks for the link, for reasons known only to...

    Thanks for the link, for reasons known only to them SAL have only reported on the 2nd reason why the sheriff in the CKD Galbraith case ruled that the referencing fee was not a premium and omitted the...
  16. Since this thread started it has come to light...

    Since this thread started it has come to light that there has been a court ruling at a Sheriff Court were CKD Galbraith back in July 2013 successfully argued the case that their referencing fee was...
  17. We also asked housing law specialist Rory Cowan...

    We also asked housing law specialist Rory Cowan from Kerr Stirling to comment. He said:

    “Unfortunately this case does not give us any further guidance on historic charges made before the change...
  18. http://www.loudemail.com/view-newsletter/1476/4781...

    http://www.loudemail.com/view-newsletter/1476/478135
  19. Poll: I agree there should be a standard. I don't...

    I agree there should be a standard.

    I don't agree that it should only affect the private rental sector.

    For older properties that haven't had an EICR recently there are likely to be...
  20. It hasn't been widely publicised but here's a...

    It hasn't been widely publicised but here's a copy of Shelter's reply to prove that I am not making it up.
    ...
  21. The report is probably fairer than most reports...

    The report is probably fairer than most reports into the Private Rental Sector.

    It does though contain a major error in that it claims that letting agent fees were unlawful since 1984.
    This has...
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    Jack Dromney was thrust upon the Labour party who...

    Jack Dromney was thrust upon the Labour party who did not want him by Unite. If he becomes housing minister then it will be a disaster.

    Here is another link giving more details of the proposals...
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    Snorkerz, Not convinced that is correct as...

    Snorkerz,

    Not convinced that is correct as banks were reluctant to lend for property investment before 1988 as they could not get properties back if it all went pear shaped.
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    Longer term tenancies - Eric Pickles

    Apparently the Conservative Party have signed up for Shelter's policy of longer term tenancies.
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    At the end of the day the deposit is taken to...

    At the end of the day the deposit is taken to protect the landlord from the behaviour of the tenant.

    It no longer does this and instead leaves landlords exposed to spurious claims by tenants, a...
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