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Give Landlords Tax Breaks to Let to Benefit Tenants, Says Charity

Give Landlords Tax Breaks to Let to Benefit Tenants, Says Charity

Offering tax incentives to landlords would improve private rented housing for the tenants and could easily be paid for out of the extra revenue anticipated by the government from restricting mortgage interest relief. (more…)
The 6 Lawful Bases of GDPR for Lettings

The 6 Lawful Bases of GDPR for Lettings

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and a new (as yet to be finalised) Data Protection Act will replace the current data protection rules from 25 May 2018. As currently, the new rules will apply to the UK. (more…)
More Protection on the Way for Tenants Sharing Homes

More Protection on the Way for Tenants Sharing Homes

Bad landlords renting out substandard and overcrowded shared homes face a new crack down. (more…)
Government Refuses to Budge on Tenant Fee Ban

Government Refuses to Budge on Tenant Fee Ban

A petition protest calling for a tenant fee cap rather than an outright ban has been rejected by the government. (more…)
Law Banning Benefit Tenants Remains Unclear for Landlords

Law Banning Benefit Tenants Remains Unclear for Landlords

Landlords and letting agents may still be able turn away renters on benefits despite a single mum winning an out of court settlement after claiming an agent who did so breached equality legislation. (more…)
Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities Published by MHCLG

Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities Published by MHCLG

The Homeless Reduction Act 2017 commences on 3 April 2018 (as far as relevant for our readers) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has published the code of guidance for local authorities. (more…)
Bad Landlords to Pay Compensation to Tenants

Bad Landlords to Pay Compensation to Tenants

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid may make private landlords sign up to a Housing Ombudsman service that will deal with complaints from tenants. (more…)
Government Ready to Switch on New Electrical Safety Rules

Government Ready to Switch on New Electrical Safety Rules

New electrical safety rules are on the way for buy to let and shared home landlords in England. (more…)
Crooked Letting Agent Conned Victims Out of £400,000

Crooked Letting Agent Conned Victims Out of £400,000

A disgraced letting agent who conned £400,000 out of friends and clients has been ordered by a judge to repay £130,000 to his victims. (more…)
Letting Agent Pays £8,500 for Bungling Bad Tenant References

Letting Agent Pays £8,500 for Bungling Bad Tenant References

A buy to let landlord who had the home he rented out trashed by a tenant from Hell has won a negligence case against a high street letting agent. (more…)