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Landlords call on Chancellor to fix LHA gap during Budget

Landlords call on Chancellor to fix LHA gap during Budget

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The NRLA has urged Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to definitively fix the broken housing benefit system by tackling the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) funding gap.

Rental market still 'running hot' says big lettings platform

Rental market still 'running hot' says big lettings platform

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Rents increased in February for only the second time in the last six years as the market continues to run hot.

Plans to end selective licencing 'concerning' say environmental health chiefs

Plans to end selective licencing 'concerning' say environmental health chiefs

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The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has voiced concern about a new property portal threatening the future of selective licensing.

Unusual rental ad sparks debate over 'lodgers'

Unusual rental ad sparks debate over 'lodgers'

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An advert on Spareroom.com has sparked a debate about the unusual nature of ‘lodgers’ versus ‘tenants’ after a family in London advertised for someone to look after their children, pay rent but only live there during the weekdays.

Rightmove: 'Help landlords pay for energy efficiency upgrades'

Rightmove: 'Help landlords pay for energy efficiency upgrades'

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Rightmove has called for more green home incentives for the private rented sector after its poll showed a big fall in landlords planning to make improvements to their properties.

Gove backs landlords and say he's 'listening to rebel MPs'

Gove backs landlords and say he's 'listening to rebel MPs'

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Michael Gove has voiced his support for landlords and insists he wants to make the Renters (Reform) Bill work for them.

Scots tenants told to confront landlords over rent rises

Scots tenants told to confront landlords over rent rises

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The Scottish government has urged tenants to tackle unfair tenancies before the emergency rent cap and additional evictions protections end on 31st March.

TV investigation warns landlords over title fraud by tenants

TV investigation warns landlords over title fraud by tenants

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Landlords have been warned by a TV programme to watch out for tenants who attempt to steal their properties via title fraud.

Councils call for eviction notice periods to be doubled to four months

Councils call for eviction notice periods to be doubled to four months

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Council leaders are the latest group to lobby Michael Gove over the Renters (Reform) Bill, urging him to extend notice periods for evictions from two to four months.

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Landlords call on Chancellor to fix LHA gap during Budget

Landlords call on Chancellor to fix LHA gap during Budget

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The NRLA has urged Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to definitively fix the broken housing benefit system by tackling the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) funding gap.

Rental market still 'running hot' says big lettings platform

Rental market still 'running hot' says big lettings platform

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Rents increased in February for only the second time in the last six years as the market continues to run hot.

Plans to end selective licencing 'concerning' say environmental health chiefs

Plans to end selective licencing 'concerning' say environmental health chiefs

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The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has voiced concern about a new property portal threatening the future of selective licensing.

Unusual rental ad sparks debate over 'lodgers'

Unusual rental ad sparks debate over 'lodgers'

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An advert on Spareroom.com has sparked a debate about the unusual nature of ‘lodgers’ versus ‘tenants’ after a family in London advertised for someone to look after their children, pay rent but only live there during the weekdays.

Rightmove: 'Help landlords pay for energy efficiency upgrades'

Rightmove: 'Help landlords pay for energy efficiency upgrades'

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Rightmove has called for more green home incentives for the private rented sector after its poll showed a big fall in landlords planning to make improvements to their properties.

Gove backs landlords and say he's 'listening to rebel MPs'

Gove backs landlords and say he's 'listening to rebel MPs'

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Michael Gove has voiced his support for landlords and insists he wants to make the Renters (Reform) Bill work for them.

Scots tenants told to confront landlords over rent rises

Scots tenants told to confront landlords over rent rises

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The Scottish government has urged tenants to tackle unfair tenancies before the emergency rent cap and additional evictions protections end on 31st March.

TV investigation warns landlords over title fraud by tenants

TV investigation warns landlords over title fraud by tenants

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Landlords have been warned by a TV programme to watch out for tenants who attempt to steal their properties via title fraud.

Councils call for eviction notice periods to be doubled to four months

Councils call for eviction notice periods to be doubled to four months

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Council leaders are the latest group to lobby Michael Gove over the Renters (Reform) Bill, urging him to extend notice periods for evictions from two to four months.

Landlords call on Chancellor to fix LHA gap during Budget

Landlords call on Chancellor to fix LHA gap during Budget

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The NRLA has urged Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to definitively fix the broken housing benefit system by tackling the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) funding gap.

Rental market still 'running hot' says big lettings platform

Rental market still 'running hot' says big lettings platform

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Rents increased in February for only the second time in the last six years as the market continues to run hot.

Plans to end selective licencing 'concerning' say environmental health chiefs

Plans to end selective licencing 'concerning' say environmental health chiefs

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The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has voiced concern about a new property portal threatening the future of selective licensing.

Unusual rental ad sparks debate over 'lodgers'

Unusual rental ad sparks debate over 'lodgers'

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An advert on Spareroom.com has sparked a debate about the unusual nature of ‘lodgers’ versus ‘tenants’ after a family in London advertised for someone to look after their children, pay rent but only live there during the weekdays.

Rightmove: 'Help landlords pay for energy efficiency upgrades'

Rightmove: 'Help landlords pay for energy efficiency upgrades'

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Rightmove has called for more green home incentives for the private rented sector after its poll showed a big fall in landlords planning to make improvements to their properties.

Gove backs landlords and say he's 'listening to rebel MPs'

Gove backs landlords and say he's 'listening to rebel MPs'

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Michael Gove has voiced his support for landlords and insists he wants to make the Renters (Reform) Bill work for them.

Scots tenants told to confront landlords over rent rises

Scots tenants told to confront landlords over rent rises

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The Scottish government has urged tenants to tackle unfair tenancies before the emergency rent cap and additional evictions protections end on 31st March.

TV investigation warns landlords over title fraud by tenants

TV investigation warns landlords over title fraud by tenants

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Landlords have been warned by a TV programme to watch out for tenants who attempt to steal their properties via title fraud.

Councils call for eviction notice periods to be doubled to four months

Councils call for eviction notice periods to be doubled to four months

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Council leaders are the latest group to lobby Michael Gove over the Renters (Reform) Bill, urging him to extend notice periods for evictions from two to four months.

New amendments to Renters (Reform) Bill published by rebel MPs

New amendments to Renters (Reform) Bill published by rebel MPs

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The group of rebel Tory MPs backing moves to make significant changes to the Renters (Reform) Bill has today published its comprehensive list of amendments, along with the full names of the 49 MPs within the group (see list at end).

Report questions council's 'ringfencing' claim for landlord fees

Report questions council's 'ringfencing' claim for landlord fees

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A financial report has revealed Nottingham Council’s struggle to keep money raised from selective licensing ring-fenced.

'Court reform delays mean binnng Section 21 must be reconsidered'

'Court reform delays mean binnng Section 21 must be reconsidered'

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The Government has delayed its already-announced reforms of the courts, making it even less likely that the UK’s County Courts will be ready to take on the extra work created by banning Section 21 evictions, it has been claimed.

Rebel MPs on brink of 'pro-landlord' changes to reform bill

Rebel MPs on brink of 'pro-landlord' changes to reform bill

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The Government has taken on board a list of changes to the Renters (Reform) Bill requested by some 50 rebel Tory MPs, it has been reported

BLOG: When landlords talk to their MPs, politicians listen

BLOG: When landlords talk to their MPs, politicians listen

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The anticipation surrounding the Renters (Reform) Bill has remained a constant topic recently, with discussions over the timing of the abolition of Section 21 constantly fluctuating.

Minister admits 'errors' within identity system for overseas tenants

Minister admits 'errors' within identity system for overseas tenants

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The Government has admitted that the issuing of Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs), which are used by non-UK citizens to prove they have a right to rent properties, has been taking too long.

Landord fined £1.4m and has rental property confiscated

Landord fined £1.4m and has rental property confiscated

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An absentee landlord has been stung with a £1.44 million penalty after he continually broke planning rules in a decade-long stand-off with Ealing Council.

Report urges Labour to spend £11.8bn on affordable rented homes

Report urges Labour to spend £11.8bn on affordable rented homes

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Building 90,000 social homes a year will end the housing emergency and pay for itself within three years due to the wider economic benefits, according to a study by Shelter and the National Housing Federation.

ADVICE: How to deal with tenants who fake tenancy applications

ADVICE: How to deal with tenants who fake tenancy applications

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Tom Entwistle passes on some thoughts on dealing with tenant selection and securing a good tenant-letting in the current economic climate

Council chases former landlord for tenant's 20-year tax debt

Council chases former landlord for tenant's 20-year tax debt

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A former landlord has been ordered to pay a council tax demand dating back nearly 20 years.

Landlord pays heavy price for ignoring Improvement Order

Landlord pays heavy price for ignoring Improvement Order

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A rogue landlord has been ordered to pay more than £9,000 for ignoring notices to improve his dangerous property.

Major building society stops lending to holiday let investors

Major building society stops lending to holiday let investors

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Leeds Building Society has stopped lending to investors buying holiday lets in areas of North Norfolk and North Yorkshire in a bid to relieve pressure on local housing.

Lords to put letting agents' service quality under spotlight

Lords to put letting agents' service quality under spotlight

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The quality of service provided by letting agents to landlords is under the spotlight again after an influential group within the Lords revealed it is to probe into the sector.

Rebel Tory MPs 'working hard to have renting reform legislation changed'

Rebel Tory MPs 'working hard to have renting reform legislation changed'

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It has been confirmed over the weekend that a group of 49 ‘rebel’ Tory MPs are working hard have the Renters (Reform) Bill amended.

MPs given more details on holiday short-lets clampdown

MPs given more details on holiday short-lets clampdown

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MPs have been given more details of the Government’s plans to clamp down on holiday lets in tourism hotspots following Michael Gove’s announcement this week.

Few councils policing minimum EPC rules or issuing fines

Few councils policing minimum EPC rules or issuing fines

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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) are not being enforced by overstretched councils who cannot keep any income they make from fines imposed for breaches.