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Landlords Outraged At Right To Rent Prison Threat


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Landlords Could Face Jail For Non Compliance Of Right To Rent Legislation Private rental sector landlords and letting agents have expressed outrage over proposed amendments to the forthcoming Immigration Bill (2015) expected in September, when MPs return to work after their summer break. Section 20 – 37 of the Immigration Act 2014 contained the provision [...]


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Landlords To Be Empowered Under Immigration Bill Proposals


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Landlords Must Evict Failed Asylum Seekers Under Immigration Bill Proposals The Government have announced that Landlords could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years for breaching the ‘Right to Rent’ checks to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. The controversial immigration bill proposals require private rental sector and social sector landlords to [...]


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Tenant Eviction Cases Increase 15% in 3 Months


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tenant Eviction Court Delays Costing Landlords Money Many of the UK’s County courts are struggling to deal with the increase in the number of private rented sector (PRS) tenant eviction cases brought by landlords and letting agents in the last three months, causing an increase in costly delays for landlords, as rents go unpaid and [...]


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DIY Tenant Eviction Can Be Costly!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

UK PRS Landlord Ordered To Pay £2,340 For Unlawful Tenant Eviction A private rental sector (PRS) landlord from Oxfordshire has been prosecuted by West Oxfordshire District Council for an unlawful tenant eviction. The landlord, Mr Jaroslaw Piotrowski of Witney Rooms Ltd was prosecuted by Oxford Magistrates Court on Tuesday 11th November 2014 for the illegal [...]


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Avoid Rent Arrears This Christmas


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Landlords Need To Take Action Now To Prevent Rent Arrears Many UK private rental sector landlords without rent guarantee insurance may find that a number of their tenants will choose to put Christmas before paying the rent, leading to increased financial pressure for landlords and the threat of eviction for non paying tenants. Tenants often [...]


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Landlord Details Must Be Included In Prescribed Information


Friday, July 5, 2013

Solicitors state that all landlord details should be included in Prescribed Information The information must be included, even when the rental property is fully managed by a managing agent, to avoid any possible legal problems with tenancy deposits. Linda Howard, of Shoosmiths solicitors has warned that individual judges could make different interpretations on the wording of [...]


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Letting Agent Fined For HMO Offences


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A letting agent has been fined £41,200 (GBP) by Watford Magistrates court after they failed to comply with safety regulations and admitted a string of offences at five Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO’s). It is the first time Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has prosecuted a letting agent rather than a landlord and the council also said it [...]


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Illegal Eviction Means Prison


Monday, October 15, 2012

A landlord from Sheffield has been sentenced to 9 months in prison for taking the law into his own hands and forcefully removing a tenant from his rental property, instead of following legal procedures or appointing a qualified tenant eviction specialist. The landlord, Jay Allen, had not applied for a court order and had not [...]


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Deposit Protection Deadline Looms!


Friday, April 27, 2012

New Deposit Protection rules are now in force and the deadline for landlords and letting agents for the registration of a tenant’s deposit, for every single tenancy, must be completed within 30 days of 6th April 2012, therefore, the deadline will be the 5th May 2012 This Affects All PRS Landlords If They Have Never [...]


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UK PRS Landlords May Be Unable To Evict Tenants Under Human Rights Law


Friday, April 20, 2012

Landlords in the UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) face a new threat to their livelihood following a ruling by the Supreme Court. UK landlords may be unable to pursue the eviction of tenants who have failed to pay their rent or who have committed anti-social behaviour as a result of the Supreme Court ruling. Hounslow [...]


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