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Local councils paid private landlords, letting agents and companies 87% of their temporary accommodation budget for homeless households in 2019/20. New Government figures show that councils spent almost £1.2 billion providing temporary accommodation for these households between April 2019 and March 2020 - up...
The best friend of John Chadwick, who took his own life after being separated from his pets while being rehomed, is calling on landlords to be more accommodating when considering tenants with dogs and cats.
Portsmouth & District Private Landlords Association (PDPLA) isn’t afraid to stand up for the private rented sector when it’s taking a battering from councils and appealed against seven local authority decisions at tribunals last year.
Landlords buying investment property might not be able to complete before the stamp duty holiday cut-off in March, warns The Conveyancing Association. Long turnaround times for local authority searches caused by staff shortages and...
Harrow Council is the latest to give the go ahead to multiple co-living developments – dubbed ‘high class HMOs’ by councillors – as they continue to crack down on traditional HMOs in the London borough.
A council’s plans to expand its selective licensing scheme while Coronavirus is wreaking havoc is reckless and could lead to a lack of housing stock, say East Midlands landlords. Gedling Council in Nottinghamshire has...
The Government could be considering a U-turn over its refusal to offer tenant loans after several peers called for an England-wide scheme during a debate in the House of Lords. Last month, Housing Minister...
Commercial landlords and agents are now likely to have to pay VAT on compensation payments including dilapidations. As the Government begins to claw back more money as the Covid-19 bill rises, its new advice...
The Scottish Government wants landlords’ views on the 'rent cap' Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill but warns it might miss the deadline before the next election to become law. The local government and communities committee...
The Government has given another strong indication that it won’t be chasing landlords for non-payment of tax. Labour MP Charlotte Nichols quizzed the Chancellor this week on whether he planned to increase the level...