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Nigel Lewis is a property writer and editor with a 27-year track record working for national newspapers, magazines, websites and also leading content media agencies and portals. nigellewis67@gmail.com
Plans to introduce a new lifetime tenancy deposit are outlined in Planning for the Future with a pledge to support good landlords who can, “continue to provide the homes the country needs”. It adds: “Ensuring renters are treated fairly through the...
Portsmouth council and its local landlords’ association believe everyone involved in the private rental market would benefit from the proposal. Portsmouth council has become the first in the UK to apply to run its...
Landlords who use WhatsApp to communicate with tenants are exposing themselves to legal action from the global communications giant, which is owned by Facebook and in the UK is the most popular way to text friends and...
Research within the 15 largest rental markets around the world has found that some tenants are asked to put down 10 months’ rent or £6,145 as a deposit. The UK is one of...
Legal wrangle in court is bad news for two landlords - and many like them - who believe that fines handed down by tribunals are unfairly high given the minor transgressions involved. Landlords hoping...
Senior industry figure tells LandlordZONE the sector will revolutionise how properties are rented, help consolidate the market and usher in a new era of tech. Lesley Roberts, who is a partner at property management giant...
The London borough is to splash out £100,000 on setting up the new organisation, the first of its kind launched by a UK council. Earlier this week councillors at Southwark council voted in favour of...
Leading Nottingham landlord Mick Roberts tells LandlordZONE about the unintended consequences of licensing in his home city. A leading Nottingham landlord wants councils around the UK to understand how private rental market licensing is achieving the...
Pressure group Generation Rent claims its research shows councils are struggling to identify rogue landlords and calls for government to give tenants greater powers to report unlicenced properties. Landlord prosecutions have fallen in the capital...
The story of property owner Mark James’s attempts to turn a house into an HMO gives a fascinating – but frustrating - insight into how and why some councils make their decisions. Landlords...