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Licensing and EPCs top reasons why landlords are quitting, says leading...

The introduction of another selective licensing scheme in Nottingham will create an exodus of landlords, the local landlord group warns.

LATEST: Arguments over social problems linked to HMOs hot up in...

Labour councillors in Hartlepool campaigning to restrict HMOs in the town have been told to find evidence of problems caused by shared...

LATEST: Coventry to clamp down on HMOs with new planning powers

Coventry aims to come down hard on HMO expansion within the city by introducing an Article 4 Direction. Councillors...

Infamous landlord escapes banning order despite ‘sham’ tenancies

A rogue landlord has dodged a banning order for operating ‘murky bed and breakfast agreements’ after a court ruled he could not...

Throuple trouble? Modern relationships making HMO compliance tricky, warns top lawyer

Landlords and agents must make sure they don’t come a cropper deciding what constitutes a single household when vetting HMO tenants in...

LATEST: Tribunal backs landlords over contested Rent Repayment Order claim

An evicted tenant’s claim for a Rent Repayment Order was rejected after she failed to prove her former home was an HMO.

Slum landlord duo told to pay back £9,000 in rent for...

The owners of an unhygienic and unlicensed HMO in East London have been slapped with a Rent Repayment Order totalling nearly £9,000.

How Rick Gannon went from career break to £7m HMO portfolio

Rick Gannon became an accidental landlord when his first property was in negative equity and decided to rent it out.

Leading Berkshire landlord fined over HMO safety breaches

Rogue landlord Nidan Singh has been fined £6,000 for ignoring a long list of problems at his Reading HMO.

REMINDER: electrical safety checks now apply to all tenancies

The new electrical safety checks, introduced last June for new tenancies, now apply to all existing residential tenancies.