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Government pledges £2m more to tackle rogue landlords

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Rogue Landlords: The government has said that new funding will be provided to councils to support them in a range of projects designed to “ramp...

Time to Root out Criminal Landlords

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Commenting on the publication of the University of York’s report on private rented housing, David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association said: “We...

Telford’s “Better Homes for All” Scheme

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Rogue Landlords: As part of a country-wide initiative to get on top of the rogue landlord problem in local areas, the government is providing Telford...

Councils update their policies to tackle “rogue landlords”

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Rogue Landlords: Following recent legislation that allows local authorities to tackle rogue landlords more effectively and efficiently, by imposing instant penalties, councils throughout England are...

Properties should be confiscated says MPs’ report

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Rogue Landlords: A cross-party housing, communities and local government committee report by cross bench MPs into Britain’s private rented sector calls for rogue landlords to...

Shadow Housing Minister urges crackdown on rogue landlords

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Labour to lean on landlords: Labour's shadow housing minister, John Healey, on visit to Walsall, has been urging councillors to clampdown on rogue landlords. He...

Council is determined to use new laws on slum landlords

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Rogue Landlords: Wakefield Council has put out a strong warning to “slum” landlords in the town that it will take a tough stance with the...

Irish Republic calls for MOT style checks for slum landlords

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Overcrowding: The Government in the Republic of Ireland has said it will examine proposals for an MOT-style test for rented accommodation. This move follows claims...

Government Inquiry into Rogue Landlords

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Substandard Homes: Following the prime minister’s speech at the Conservative Party conference, when she promised to look into tenancy problems, an inquiry has been launched...

Rogue Landlords Make A Killing from Benefit Tenants, or do they?

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Housing Benefit: David Lawrenson writes in his LettingFocus.com blog about rogue landlords and how they no longer target the “rent capped” housing benefit tenants, but...