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Properties should be confiscated says MPs' report

  Properties should be confiscated says MPs' report

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 have their properties confiscated by local councils.

The report produced by the MPs comes at a time of increasing concern about conditions in which some tenants are living in Britain’s…

Burnham Announces Amnesty for Rogue Landlords

  Burnham Announces Amnesty for Rogue Landlords

Rogue Landlords:

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has proposed an amnesty to drive rogue landlords out of the region’s private rented sector.

Speaking at the Residential Landlord Association’s ‘Future Renting North’ conference today the Mayor said he wants to buy up properties from landlords unwilling to bring them up to standard, saying they have no…

Record fine for Birmingham "rogue landlord"

  Record fine for Birmingham "rogue landlord"

Landlord Fine:

A "Rogue Landlord" from Birmingham has been ordered to pay a record fine of over £180,000 for her total disregard for tenant safety in her four HMOs.

Leila Amjadi, who runs Vertu Capital Limited, owner of four HMO rental properties in Selly Oak and Edgbaston, Birmingham, was labelled a "rogue landlord" after leaving…

Rents in Scotland increase in Q1 as supply declines

  Rents in Scotland increase in Q1 as supply declines

Renting in Scotland:

For the first time since the introduction of the new tenancy laws in Scotland there has been a marked increase in rents in the big Scottish cities, that’s the message from the latest Q1 2018 Citylets Rental Report.

The Scottish agency Citylets has been producing market reports since 2007. Released quarterly they…

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Ends

  Assured Shorthold Tenancy Ends

End of an AST:

Questions: What happens when an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) comes to an end? Will the tenant have to leave or does she need to sign a new agreement? What if a tenant wants to leave early? How long can a periodic tenancy last?

When the fixed term (minimum of 6 months)…

Landlord On Your Feet

  Landlord On Your Feet

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Can I Keep a Holding Deposit?

  Can I Keep a Holding Deposit?

Holding or Pre-Contract Deposits:

I thought it would be a good time to review the situation with Holding Deposits as they are in the news currently, about limiting the amount of the deposit a landlord or agent can take when a tenant puts down this payment to “hold” the tenancy, while the usual verification checks…

A Quick Way for Landlords to Learn about the Law- on 18 May

  A Quick Way for Landlords to Learn about the Law- on 18 May

Renting out a property has legal consequences that has rules and, if you fail to comply with the rules, penalties.

Housing issues have finally reached the desks of Government Ministers who are now changing those rules - largely in favour of tenants.  As landlords, even if you use an agent, you need to know what…

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