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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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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Tenancies Reform Bill Fails On Technicality

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Revenge Eviction Bill Fails To Progress Through Parliament Due To Technicality There was relief all round for UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords on Friday 28th November 2014, when the controversial Tenancies Reform Bill, failed to progress past its first reading in the House of Commons. The Tenancies Reform Bill has also been called the [...]

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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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How To Rent Guide Launched By Government

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New How To Rent Guide Provides PRS Tenants With Information On Rental Rights And Responsibilities Government housing minister Kris Hopkins has announced that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have launched a How To Rent Guide to give tenants in the private rental sector (PRS), information on rental rights that all PRS tenants need to [...]

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Tenant Referencing Is More Vital Than Landlords Think

Thursday, April 3, 2014

 How To Really Avoid Renting To The Tenants from Hell! Much discussion has been traded between the Government and numerous Landlord Associations over the introduction of a possible landlord register in the UK over the last few years in order to crack down on rogue landlords. However, there is still mixed opinion amongst many hands-on [...]

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Use Tenant Referencing To Avoid Housing Illegal Immigrants

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Government want landlords to use tenant referencing to ensure tenants in the Private Rented Sector are not illegal Immigrants Government ministers want to use the comprehensive tenant referencing system used by good and honest landlords to ensure tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are not living in the UK illegally. The government are already working [...]

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Further Crackdowns on Rogue Landlords

Monday, May 9, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny   Local authorities across the UK are stepping up campaigns to overhaul properties rented out by private landlords.  Last week, housing enforcement staff at Derby City Council announced they had been called in to inspect up to 700 homes in the borough in the last 12 months due to [...]

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Scotland’s BTL Property Update

Friday, May 6, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny Love it or loathe it, as residential rental property increases in value across London and a divide between north and south widens, the same trends appear to befalling Scottish regions. Extensive research by ‘Citylets’ shows like for like tenant-demand and are riding high with property hotspots, mainly in Aberdeen [...]

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Landlords Behaving Badly

Friday, February 18, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny Rogue landlords are thankfully few and far between, however there are still some that operate, tarnishing the reputations of the majority. This week, researchers at Legal 4 Landlords were alerted on the unethical principle of  ‘vocal rent increases’ that has been placed on tenants, especially those receiving LHA payments.  [...]

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