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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
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...
Council tells LandlordZONE that it can no longer subsidise the costs of the scheme, as it raises average cost of licence application to £1,300 per property. Camden Council has gone into PR overdrive as...
Read our interview with a London landlord who is significantly out of pocket after signing up to a three-year guaranteed rent scheme recommended to her by a reputable letting agent. A landlord is...
As the housing sector waits to hear if the government will give a national Housing Court the green light, Justice sets out how it should work. Campaigning legal group Justice has come up with...