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Government immigration plans see lawful tenants refused housing – RLA

04 September, 20150 Comments
A warning from the RLA came on the day that new research has indicated the difficulties caused by the governments ‘Right to Rent’ scheme which was piloted in the West Midlands. The research which was published yesterday by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has found that landlords in the West Midlands have
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I have heard of bed in a shed – but this is a step to far….

03 September, 20150 Comments
Joe Peduzzi, a London house hunter was left stunned after attending a potential property in Bethan Green to discover the bed of the room he wanted was inside a shed – in the corner or the communal living room. The room was advertised on SpareRoom for £480 per month for rent with an additional £50
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Estate Agents under fire!

03 September, 20150 Comments
Back in April; Bristol tenants demonstrated outside CJ Hole offices after a letter from the Southville branch went viral. The letter was sent out to their landlords suggesting they put rents up caused fury among the cities renters and saw more than 11,500 sign a petition against the estate agents. Bosses from the Southville branch
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When is the best day of the year to sell your home? – TODAY!

02 September, 20150 Comments
Online estate agent eMoov has conducted research that has found that TODAY (2nd September 2015) is the best day of the year to sell your home. Trends found through Google search trends have highlighted that from November until the end of the year; traffic levels to property site such as Rightmove and Zoopla declines by
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125,000 renters across the UK suffered abusive behaviour from landlords in the last year – Shelter

02 September, 20150 Comments
A report by housing charity Shelter has found that more than 125,000 people renting in England have suffered abusive behaviour from their landlords in the past year, making life ‘unbearable’ for tenants. Some tenants belongings have even been burned and others living with no utilities in efforts to intimidate them. In the last year Shelter
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Tougher penalties for non-payment – National Living Wage

01 September, 20150 Comments
A report from the BBC this morning has stated that employers that do not pay workers the national minimum wage and the national living wage will be facing tougher penalties under new plans outlined by the Government; which includes doubling penalties for non-payment and disqualifying employers from being a company director for up to 15
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SAL and RLA reaction to government petition response

01 September, 20150 Comments
The e-petition which opposes the Government’s Summer Budget proposals to change the tax relief charges for private residential landlords has now attracted over 20,000 signatures has now drawn a response from Government. The Government maintains the move will affect fewer than 1 in 5 landlords, that residential property is a passive investment like shareholding, and
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Stone-age estate agent – Really? In this day and age?

27 August, 20150 Comments
I have been contacted by one of our member landlords, who has a very large property portfolio and is currently in the process of selling off 4 million worth of it and looking for an agent to do so. The landlord approached various estate agents in his area and on speaking to them requested that
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Council tax ‘could be scrapped’ in Scotland?

24 August, 20150 Comments
Reform Scotland is calling to revamp the way that the local government is financed and is arguing that Scotland’s 32 councils should have total control over local taxation through a range of other taxes. Reform Scotland is a public institute or ‘think tank’ who’s objective is to “set out policies in Scotland that deliver increased
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