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Mandatory Letting Agent Redress Schemes Now In Effect


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Deadline For Mandatory Redress Scheme Membership Has Passed As of the 1st October 2014 Government legislation changed meaning that all UK lettings and property management agents must belong to one of the three Government approved property redress schemes. These are: The Property Ombudsman Ombudsman Services Property The Property Redress Scheme Each of the mandatory redress [...]


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Changes To Council Tax Rules Adds Costs For Landlords


Thursday, April 11, 2013

UK Landlords are no doubt aware that local authorities have the discretion to charge full Council Tax on empty properties from 1st April 2013. The changes affect all rental properties that previously would have been automatically exempt from charges, including all empty furnished and unfurnished properties available for rent. Landlords with properties that are empty [...]


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Over Half Of UK Landlords Can’t Afford To Rent To Benefit Tenants


Friday, May 25, 2012

The National Landlords Association (NLA) have disclosed that more than half of its landlord members are unable to rent their properties to tenants claiming housing benefit because they can’t afford to allow their properties to be rented at reduced rates, due to the rate caps imposed on the Local Housing Allowance (LHA). The NLA found [...]


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Homeless Charity Calls For Rogue Landlord Summit


Friday, February 10, 2012

The UK homeless charity Shelter and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have clashed over the issue of bad landlords. Both organisations have been using very strong words over the last few days, whilst calling for more action by the UK government to stamp out bad landlords. Shelter is calling on the UK coalition Government to hold [...]


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Thumbs up for eviction proposals


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Legal 4 Landlords is backing plans by Housing Minister Grant Shapps that aim to make it easier and quicker to evict troublesome tenants from social housing. Following the horrendous scenes of looting and riots across UK cities, many councils have pledged to take a tough stance on those involved, warning that they will fight to [...]


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