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An energy expert has sought to reassure landlords that they may not need to spend huge sums retrofitting their properties to raise EPC ratings – at least not in the short term.
A landlord who is owed £14,000 in rent arrears and is in the throes of trying to evict his errant tenant has warned others to use professional letting agents to protect their investments. The...
What a year it’s been for landlords who, as well as coping with the Covid fall-out of rent arrears and court delays, have faced new regulations and an extended evictions ban as well as growing Universal Credit...
A first-year law student who sued his landlord for breach of contract after claiming the halls he was due to move into weren’t fit to live in does not set a new precedent, a leading property lawyer...
Tough new plans for Leicester’s PRS risk ghettoising neighbourhoods and pricing poorer students out of the market, says a leading student lets firm. Leicester Council recently announced proposals for an Article 4 direction to...
One-size-fits-all legislation is hitting Welsh landlords particularly hard, according to one of the country’s more successful property investors, who believes it’s having an irrevocable impact on the sector. Alexlouise Thomas, who has been in...
Durham has been given the green light for a huge new selective licensing scheme – although it is 40% smaller than its original plan. The scheme will cover about 29,000 homes, 42% of the...
A landlord firm has lost its case against Thurrock Council after the Court of Appeal ruled that it could not use the excuse of believing it wouldn’t be granted an HMO licence. Hersch Sternlicht,...
The former director of a London lettings agency has been ordered to pay more than £50,000 in rent arrears and compensation after a court found in favour of a landlord who’s spent nearly...
Councils around the UK are prepared to lose money running 'polticial' licensing schemes in their bid to get tough on landlords, new research shows. Labour councils are also much more likely to push for...