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The colder weather is here again, it’s that time of year coming; you feel that cold chill in the air, the snow and ice will soon arrive, and you know its time to get out that winter coat, scarf...
Rogue landlord: A year-long pursuit by Worcester Council led to a nearly £3,000 fine for an HMO landlord. Mohammed Rafiq had repeatedly failed to install proper safety measures in his property after having been warned...
Fire Safety: As a landlord it is your responsibility to keep your tenants safe and secure, with fire safety being amongst one of the most important areas to consider. Landlords should not underestimate their legal responsibilities...
Abolishing Section 21: The law firm Devonshires says that the Government should exempt social housing from its plans to abolish the assured shorthold tenancy regime, claiming that the proposals could “inadvertently reduce the supply of homes for rent.”
Licensing: Research carried out for safeagent (formerly NALS) by London Property Licensing finds that over 130,000 properties in London remain unlicensed. Landlords whose properties should be licensed under selective, additional or mandatory HMO licensing schemes are breaking...
Online Lettings: The pioneering online letting agency Upad has announce an immediate closure of its business operations, citing a serious illness of its founder James Davis as the reason. The business was registered as...
Fees ban: A Manchester based letting and management agency backed down over its claim for letting fees after intervention action from a tenants’ Manchester and Liverpool based union. The tenant fees ban came into...
Have Your Say: This is a final reminder to landlords and agents to have your say about the abolition of Section 21 in the private rented sector (PRS). This consultation seeks views on implementing the government’s decision to remove...
Water Leaks: Properties situated along old Victorian water pipes in London are at greatest risk of flooding, according to research by Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance. Analysis of claims* over the last 10 years shows a clear link...
Buy-to-Let: Are landlords' woes just a blip and will buy-to-let rise again asks Phil Rickards, head of BM Solutions, the buy-to-let arm of Lloyds Banking Group. Writing for the Daily...