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Judges Rule Council’s HMO Licence Fees Unlawful

Judges Rule Council’s HMO Licence Fees Unlawful

Landlords may be overpaying shared house licensing fees and could claim hundreds of pounds in refunds from local councils, according to a ruling from the High Court. (more…)
Landlord Crammed 40 Tenants in Dilapidated Former Pub

Landlord Crammed 40 Tenants in Dilapidated Former Pub

A landlord ended with a £15,000 court bill for shoehorning 40 tenants into a dilapidated former pub. (more…)
Buy to Let Landlord Confidence on the Rise

Buy to Let Landlord Confidence on the Rise

Landlord confidence in the state of the buy to let market is rising - but the underlying indicators are wildly different between regions. (more…)
Landlords Want IHT Scrapped for Passing on Homes

Landlords Want IHT Scrapped for Passing on Homes

A detailed survey into buy to let and the wider housing market has provoked a split reaction. (more…)
Ombudsman Services Ceases to Be a Redress Scheme From 6 August 2018

Ombudsman Services Ceases to Be a Redress Scheme From 6 August 2018

All letting and managing agents in England must belong to a Redress Scheme since 1 October 2014. (more…)

Redress Schemes for Lettings Agency and Property Management Work

As previously reported, from 1 October 2014 all agents who carry out letting agency or property management works will be required to join a redress scheme. The legislation appears at first glance to be remarkably straightforward for brand new legislation. This is perhaps because it will be up to the schemes themselves to monitor complaints ...
Buy to Let Rents Stagnating, Say Official Figures

Buy to Let Rents Stagnating, Say Official Figures

Buy to let rents are stagnating with no movement since April, according to the latest official statistics. (more…)
Councils Crack Down on Bogus Landlords Ripping Off Tenants

Councils Crack Down on Bogus Landlords Ripping Off Tenants

Councils are cracking down on tenants ripping off other tenants by posing as bogus landlords often in death-trap properties. (more…)
Letting Agents Are Letting Down Tenants, Says Watchdog

Letting Agents Are Letting Down Tenants, Says Watchdog

Letting agents regularly neglect to tell potential tenants about important health and safety aspects of renting a home, according to a new study. (more…)
Landlord Licensing Scheme Nets 32,000 Homes to Rent

Landlord Licensing Scheme Nets 32,000 Homes to Rent

The UK’s second largest landlord licensing scheme is about to launch. (more…)