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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
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has promised to look at giving Covid-hit tenants who are struggling financially more help other than the £10 million grant fund announced in June and 'tenant hardship loan fund' announced in December...
LandlordZONE has joined a ‘social council’ set up by the Property Investors Bureau (PIB) as part of its efforts to monitor and manage complaints about property educations and academies. The initiative is part of...
Build to rent (BTR) is no longer the preserve of affluent young professionals living in cities, according to new research, which found that older people and families are also leaving the PRS to set up home in...
A BBC investigation has exposed rental scams in Edinburgh that use short-lets to trick desperate tenants into handing over deposits for fake tenancies. Scammers are capitalising on the city’s boom in holiday lets and...
A tenant couple have won a £4,680 rent repayment order despite creating mess and a long list of other problems during their five-year tenancy. The Scargills, who rent a house in Porchester Road, Nottingham,...
Salford plans to extend selective licensing in two more wards to help stem the rise in hazards identified since the last scheme ended and to eject rogue landlords. The council, which was the first...
Another 11 property educators have applied to join a new industry group and are now going through the vetting process. The Property Educators Accreditation Scheme (PEAS) aims to help property investors identify credible property...
Luton landlords have expressed anger that they have been implicated in a fatality at an HMO after challenging the town’s licensing plans. Inflammatory councillors’ comments – reported in the local media - about its...
Private landlords should be compelled to use pre-action protocols (PAPs) during eviction cases, a report by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has said. The influential body, which advises the Lord Chancellor, the judiciary and...
Landlords in Scotland have told researchers that ‘malicious non-payment of rent’ should be included within the legal definition of theft and become a specific mandatory ground for eviction. Following months of Covid-related eviction bans...