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Private Rented Sector: The government’s response to a recent Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select Committee Report: “Private Rented Sector”, has been criticised for its low key response by The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). The institutes says the...
Tenant Fraud: On tonight’s episode of Channel 5’s “Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords”, two unlucky landlords learn the dangers of advertising a property via social media and how technology can be used to defraud landlords out of thousands of pounds. Landlord Jessica...
Grimsey Review 2 Five years on from its first review of Britain’s high streets, The Grimsey Review 2 has estimated that that around 28,000 retail jobs have gone this year alone, with another 40,000 predicted to go by the end...
Commercial Rent Reviews: The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force on 25 May 2018. Law-abiding businesses and organisations are busily checking whether computerised and manual records data/information and mailing lists are compliant, asking people to confirm opt-in. Michael Lever,...
New Housing Minister: Kit Malthouse has been appointed the latest in a rapid succession of housing ministers after Dominic Raab was appointed Brexit Secretary of State following David Davis’ resignation this week. Industry leaders are appalled at the latest change in...
Rental Yield: Research by Direct Line for Business shows that there is significantly variation in landlords’ income yield, depending on where they buy. Buy-to-let investors are being encouraged to look further afield for yield. According to this research, reported by The...
Bed Bugs: Bed bugs are a growing concern for landlords across the country. An increase in infestations means that more people are affected by this, and they are not easy to eradicate once an infestation takes a hold. Bedbugs will lurk...
Section 21: London Assembly Members yesterday voted almost unanimously to petition the Mayor of London to back a campaign, instigated by campaigning group “Generation Rent”, to abolish the thirty year-old no-fault Section 21 (Housing Act 1988) residential tenant eviction process. A...
3-year tenancies: The Government is launching a consultation on its controversial proposal to make residential tenancies in England subject to a three-year minimum term, with a six-month break clause. Launched earlier this week, the consultation will seek “…views on longer minimum...
Buy-to-Let locator: Manchester ranks the highest city in the new GoCompare comparison tool’s city ranking hierarchy, with the city coming out as the best place to rent out a house. The tool gives an average rental yield of 5.55%. The finding...