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Fire and Rescue Authorities are calling for laws obliging all landlords to install fire alarms

24 February, 20150 Comments
Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) in England and Wales are calling for a law passed in 2013 to be enacted so all private landlords must install smoke alarms or face a fine. Currently, only landlords renting out houses in multiple occupation are obliged to install smoke alarms. The legislation requiring landlords to install fire alarms
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Generation Rent accuses landlords of having their rental income bolstered by £26.7bn in taxpayers’ money 

24 February, 20150 Comments
Generation Rent has claimed that landlords are benefitting from subsidies worth the equivalent of £1,000 for each household in the UK. The campaign group has accused landlords of having their rental incomes bolstered by tax breaks and housing benefits by as much as £26.7bn a year- that’s £1,011 each for England’s 26.4m households. The group’s
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Powers to help councils bring empty homes back into use have been failing

23 February, 20150 Comments
According to figures obtained by Green party MEP, Keith Taylor, powers designed to help English councils bring empty homes back into use were used just 17 times last year. Empty dwelling management orders, also known as Edmos, were introduced by the Labour government to make it easier for local governments to take possession of properties
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Bedroom tax leaves 1,500 properties empty

12 February, 20150 Comments
New figures have revealed that local authorities are losing £20 million in rent every year as the ‘bedroom tax’ leaves homes empty. Government figures have shown that nearly 1,500 properties with 2 or more bedrooms have been left vacant because tenants cannot afford to move into them. There has also been a dramatic increase in
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Poll finds that 3/5 landlords would leave the PRS if rent controls were introduced

12 February, 20150 Comments
A poll of over 1,000 RLA members has found that three out of five landlords would leave, or consider leaving, the private rented market if rent controls were introduced. The survey also found that over 75% of landlords either froze or cut their rents in 2014 and over 65% intend to do so again in
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