Grant Shapps: Sensible approach to manage shared homes

Grant Shapps: Sensible approach to manage shared homes

Landlords and councils will no longer be faced with bureaucracy aimed at micro-managing rented housing, Housing Minister Grant Shapps confirmed today. The Minister laid new regulations that could cut as many as 8,500 planning applications from the system, freeing up...

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Missing Prescribed Information

Baafi v Mapp Central London County Court 24 June 2010 The landlord had served a section 21 notice and commenced possession proceedings. The claim was defended by the tenant on the basis that the prescribed information required by the The Housing (Tenancy Deposits)...

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New Legislation Website

New Legislation Website

A new website has been launched http://www.legislation.gov.uk. This website hopes (in time) to provide fully revised versions of legislation which can be a difficult to obtain without spending large amounts of money on subscription based services (like we do). The...

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Failure to Comply with Initial Requirements

Paula O’Brien v Jacqueline Jones & Andrew Alexander (T/A Belvoir Huntingdon). Northampton County Court, Claim No 9KG00335 12/02/2010 This case raises an interesting and important point regarding compliance with the initial requirements of a tenancy deposit scheme....

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Couple of Interesting Cases

Couple of Interesting Cases

A quick blog entry to let you know of a couple of interesting cases we are currently dealing with. One of them is only potential at the moment. (1) We are now going to appeal on a housing benefit issue where the landlord increased the rent and the tenant was receiving...

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The Private Rented Sector in Wales

The Private Rented Sector in Wales

The Welsh Assembly is considering measures to help develop and improve the private rented sector in Wales. The changes build on measures that have already been introduced and support their aim of having a vibrant, sustainable private rented sector in Wales (their...

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HMO Planning Permission

HMO Planning Permission

John Healey: Local powers for councils to protect communities and improve standards in the private rented sector Housing and Planning Minister John Healey today (27/1/10) announced new local powers to control the spread of high concentrations of shared rented homes...

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No joy for buy to let ‘King and Queen’ in case of the missing toilet lid

No joy for buy to let ‘King and Queen’ in case of the missing toilet lid

A couple who have been described as the 'King and Queen' of the buy to let market after they reputedly went up the property ladder faster than anyone in Britain over the last 10 years, left court empty handed this week after a dispute involving a broken toilet lid....

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Chancel repair couple sell property at auction

Chancel repair couple sell property at auction

A couple hit with a chancel repair bill for £230,000 and legal costs of £250,000 forced to sell their inherited home A couple who face costs of £230,000 to repair a nearby church under a law dating back to the reign of Henry VIII sold their property at auction last...

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