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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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