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The law on renting needs changing: it’s far too easy for landlords to evict

10 July, 20140 Comments
The law on renting needs changing: it’s far too easy for landlords to evict A tenant evicted after complaining about a plumbing problem lost his court case, but each year tenants do suffer ‘revenge’ evictions. This has to stop Two months ago, Andrzej Koper, a tenant of perhaps Britain’s most controversial landlords, Fergus and Judith
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Impact of court fee rise will leave door wide open for bad tenants

09 April, 20140 Comments
Planned changes to court fees will take effect from 22nd April 2014, where fees for possession claims will see an increase of 60%. An application for possession currently costs £175 and when these changes come into force this will increase to £280. The possession claim online (PCOL) service, which currently has a discounted fee of
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Facebook to take on Rightmove ?

16 January, 20130 Comments
Property Place, the Facebook based property search engine, has secured a 7 figure investment via three funds – and claims it is in a position to take on Rightmove. Launched a year ago it allows users to search for and share details of properties for sale and rent. It claims to have more than 900,000
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Confirmed: Universal Credit ends direct payment of housing benefit to landlords.

23 June, 201211 Comments
Details of the Government’s new procedures for the payment of Universal Credit were released on Friday 22nd June,  here and here, which confirm that the landlord’s right to insist on direct rent payments if a tenant is in arrears will be abolished. When the Universal Credit system goes live, in October 2013, payments will be
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