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Landlords’ Vision: With a general election pending and the private rented sector (PRS) in crisis the Residential Landlords Association has set-out a six-point manifesto unveiling what it says is a “positive vision for the private rented sector.”
Rent Controls: The controversial issue of rent controls, as proposed by Labour and the Mayor of London, divide opinion in both the tenant and the landlord communities. Most landlords are against, while for tenants...
Agent Registration: Three agents were expelled from The Property Ombudsman Scheme (TPO) in October after owing their landlords substantial amounts of money. With fines totalling just short of £20,000, the...
Aired on Monday 28th October at 7.30pm, BBC Inside Out (London) highlighted the growing number of people making a business out of their tenancy via short-term rental platforms, without their landlords’ permission. The show covers the story...
High Street Retail: Yet another struggling retailer is looking to close stores, with a possible loss of the company’s 500 employees’ jobs if all the shops were to fold. Even Dragons Den star and serial business...
Rents: Zoopla the online property listing service says that renting in the UK has become more affordable, on average, as rents are rising at half the level of earnings growth. The latest Rental Market...
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Fraud: Criminals have been sentenced for money laundering after fraudulent rental payments. Three London criminals have been sentenced after pleading guilty to money laundering in April 2019. Two criminals were sentenced...
Inventories: Is there something about celebrities that makes them a petty bad tenancy risk? One landlord recently fond that out the hard way when he rented a property to popstar and former X Factor judge Tulisa...
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...