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Judge Dishes Out £1.5m Fine for Slum Landlord

Judge Dishes Out £1.5m Fine for Slum Landlord

Slum landlord Vispasp Sarkari must pay £1.5 million or face nine years in jail for cramming tenants into shabby box rooms in disgusting and degrading condition. (more…)
Do You Have to Tell Tenants About Noisy Neighbours?

Do You Have to Tell Tenants About Noisy Neighbours?

Are landlords responsible if their tenants move in next to a neighbour from hell who makes their life a misery? (more…)
Clarification Issued by Enforcers of Heat Network Regulations

Clarification Issued by Enforcers of Heat Network Regulations

Introduction The Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) are the enforcers for The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and are part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). (more…)
How To Comply With The Heat Network Regulations

How To Comply With The Heat Network Regulations

There has been little publicity about The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 (as amended by The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) (Amendment) Regulations 2015) which are being phased in but the majority commenced on 18 December 2014 and 31 December 2014. Who Do the Regulations Apply To? The duties under the regulations ...
Incentives Deal for Landlords Renting to DSS Tenants?

Incentives Deal for Landlords Renting to DSS Tenants?

Landlords offering homes to tenants on benefits could win tax breaks or other incentives from the Welsh Government.
Landlords Sell Up After Tax and Law Changes, Say Letting Agents

Landlords Sell Up After Tax and Law Changes, Say Letting Agents

More private landlords are selling up in the face of a flood of tax changes and an overhaul of housing law, according to a leading trade body for property professionals. (more…)

Measure of damages for breach of landlord’s covenant

This post is also linked from the England and Wales landlord handbooks. See more repairs information for England here and Wales here. Withholding rent whilst repairs are carried out Where the tenant does not actually expend sums on having repairs carried out he cannot set off the sum which it would have cost against the rent and, contrary ...
Minister Limits Security Deposit Cap for Landlords

Minister Limits Security Deposit Cap for Landlords

Landlords will have the amount they can set for a security deposit for a privately rented home in England capped at the value of five weeks’ rent. (more…)
Only 1% of Tenants Dispute Landlords Keeping Deposits

Only 1% of Tenants Dispute Landlords Keeping Deposits

Fewer than 1% of buy to let tenants have a dispute with their landlords over returning deposits. (more…)
Six Month Court Wait for a Buy to Let Repossession

Six Month Court Wait for a Buy to Let Repossession

Landlords evicting a tenant through the courts must wait up to six months to repossess a rented home, according to the latest official data. (more…)