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David Cameron’s mum petitions against Tory cuts

David Cameron’s mum petitions against Tory cuts

10 February, 20160 Comments
David Cameron’s own mother has signed a petition on 38 Degrees which hopes to stop Conservative cuts. Mary Cameron, 81, has put her name down on a petition calling for the end to Oxfordshire County Council plans to close 44 children’s centres in the area. The Conservative-run council is hoping the closures of the centres will save
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Campaign Against Landlord Licensing is calling on those against local authority licensing regimes to contribute towards a judicial review

04 February, 20150 Comments
A body calling itself the Campaign Against Landlord Licensing is calling on those against local authority licensing regimes to contribute towards a judicial review of one council’s policy, seen as a test case which may determine the future of the policy elsewhere. “A high court judge has already decided our case has merit. We need
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PRS expansion undermines Scottish Governments hopes of reducing poverty

02 May, 20140 Comments
According to recent research by one of the largest UK social policy research charities, the proportion of Scottish households now privately rented has risen from 7% in 1991 to 14% today. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have also found that : On average, PRS rents are 86% higher than social housing rents. Scotlands historically large share of social
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110 years on; Anti-social behaviour is no better

22 April, 20140 Comments
A collection of mugshots dating back to 1905, which warned publicans of drunken Dundonians, is to go under the hammer today. The folio of forms was issued to local landlords warning them not to serve the pictured people, who had been convicted of being drunk and incapable. Forms note “riotous behaviour” by the barred drinkers,
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Mandatory Landlord Licensing – Lets Unite

27 March, 20140 Comments
With more and more local authorities proposing and actioning Selective Licensing schemes for PRS landlords, LRS believe that it is time for landlords to take matters into their own hands and get their voice heard. Sections 79, 80 and 81 of the Housing Act 2004 provide for the introduction of a scheme of Selective Licensing
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When 2 Pauls go to war …!

15 March, 20140 Comments
Landlord Referencing Services is very happy to announce that we are now pro-actively working alongside the UK’s first and best eviction specialists Landlord Action. Having acted in over 28,000 instructions and recovered hundreds of millions worth of rent arrears and property damages for their landlord and agent clients, their Legal department is headed up by experts
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Letting Agents keeping tenants deposits are not agents THEY’RE THIEVES

27 February, 20140 Comments
A Newsbeat investigation has found that a minority of letting agents are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from tenants as holding deposits, not letting them move in and then keeping that money. From January 2011 to September 2013 Trading Standards authorities in England reported 487 such cases and a Freedom of Information request found that
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Lawyers say anti-squatting law should be repealed

26 March, 20132 Comments
Squatting in a residential building became a criminal offence throughout England and Wales on 1st September 2012 – 6 months later, Squatters Action for Secure Homes (SQUASH) and a number of lawyers are now campaigning for this law to be repealed. At the time the offence was proposed, Government sources claimed it was necessary as
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