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Government Aims To Do More To Tackle Criminal Landlords


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mandatory Landlord Licensing Scheme Set To Root Out Criminal Landlords UK Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that under the new Conservative Government there will be the nationwide introduction of further legislative measures to help rid the private rented sector of criminal landlords. The announcement was made by Mr Cameron ahead of the Queen’s Parliamentary [...]


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Landlords Face £3000 Fines For Letting To Illegal Immigrants


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Illegal immigrants to be banned from renting property in the UK Private rental sector (PRS) landlords will be risking a fine of £3000 for breaking the law by letting rental property to illegal immigrants without doing proper background checks and comprehensive tenant referencing. The proposal is currently undergoing a seven week consultation process and set to [...]


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More Landlord Finance Is Needed


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have discovered that finance for landlords is woefully inadequate with almost 50% of UK landlords struggling to get additional mortgages, remortgage or even obtain more finance. The RLA asked its members about obtaining further finance to expand their rental property portfolios 24.1% found it very difficult to get a Buy-To-Let [...]


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Landlords Still Worried About Energy Efficiency


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

More than 17% (1 in 6) of UK PRS landlords reckon that some or all of the properties in their rental portfolio’s fall into the lowest Energy Performance Certificate categories, with an F or G rating, meaning that they could end up being banned from the rental market. From 2018 under the Government’s Green Deal [...]


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EU Decision Saves UK Buy-To-Let Mortgages


Monday, June 11, 2012

The decision by MEP’s to remove Buy-To-Let mortgages from the scope of a new EU Directive has been welcomed by a host of property professionals including the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and Legal 4 Landlords. Under the original European plans, mortgage lenders would no longer have been able to take account of rental income when [...]


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Big Changes In Store For UK Private Rental Sector


Friday, December 30, 2011

There could be big changes in store for the UK private rental sector should there be an exodus of inexperienced or accidental landlords from the market. The rental market in the UK could be significantly impacted in the event of a mass departure of inexperienced and accidental landlords from the sector. This is the suggestion [...]


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