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More UK Housing Legislation Changes


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Deregulation Bill To Include Changes To UK Housing Legislation Following on from the previous news report published on 3rd March, concerning changes to UK housing legislation there are plenty of industry concerns surrounding the introduction of even more legislation for the UK’s private rented sector, (PRS). UK housing legislation looks likely to change in the [...]


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New Legal Ruling On Landlord Repair Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Landlord Repair Responsibilities Change Following Landmark Legal Ruling There are often complaints from tenants that landlords or their letting agents don’t deal with rental property repair problems properly, causing upset and distress for tenants and stress and anguish for landlords. Even with comprehensive Landlord Buildings Insurance policies in place, there is still a legal obligation [...]


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Superstrike Decision Challenged By New Ruling


Monday, June 16, 2014

New Legal Precedent Set To Level Playing Field For Landlords As Domcode Ltd v Cheihk Overturns Superstrike Decision   The consequences of the legal precedent set by the Superstrike v Rodrigues case have been debated at length by legal commentators since the Court of Appeal’s fateful decision in favour of tenants on 14th June 2013. Superstrike v Rodrigues [...]


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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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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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Confusion for landlords over disability ruling


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A recent rejection of a claim by a disabled tenant has left landlords confused about where they stand on the Disability Discrimination Act, say solicitors. In the case of Beedles v Guinness Northern Counties Ltd, the Court of Appeal ruled that The Disability Act 1995 did not require the landlord to carry out repairs and [...]


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