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‘Unfit’ council home payouts hit £35m over 5 years

14 February, 20170 Comments
Councils across England have paid out more than £35m in compensation and legal fees over the past five years to tenants living in “unfit” council homes. Shockingly, nearly 11,000 tenants have claimed compensation for damp, leaks and damage in their council homes and despite a two-thirds drop in the number of “unfit” homes since 2011,
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29% of UK renters experiencing drainage or damp issues receive no assistance from their landlord…

24 January, 20170 Comments
New research from 1,000 private tenants has revealed that the vast majority have experienced problems with damp or poor drainage at some point during their tenancy. The survey commissioned by drainage firm Lanes Group found that 85% of respondents had experienced damp or drainage issues, where just under a third (29%) claimed that they hadn’t
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One in five tenants fall victim to rogue landlords, but what about rogue tenants?

14 November, 20160 Comments
According to new research there are a significant amount of private landlords failing to keep their rental properties up to a safe and habitable standard, with one in five UK tenants describing their existing renting conditions as a “nightmare”. A study by Help-Link.co.uk found around 740,000 rented homes in Britain are in a ‘poor condition’ and
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Renovating a Buy to Let Property? Here are the DIY Jobs You MUST Do…

22 July, 20160 Comments
Have you purchased a buy to let property? Lots of people are doing so, but not everyone is so good at maintaining their investment! Here are the key DIY jobs you need to do to ensure that the property is in tip-top condition, and that your tenants are kept safe too… Address the damp Damp
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Activists call for a ban on Section 21’s …

11 April, 20140 Comments
Yesterday housing activists occupied the Department of Communities and Local Government in protest at evictions and insecurity of tenure. The protest followed reports of a workshop held by DCLG about ways of making it easier for landlords to evict their tenants, where campaigners bedded down in sleeping bags in the department’s lobby to “highlight how
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Rogue landlords and the review of property conditions in the private rented sector

19 February, 20140 Comments
Rogue landlords are very much in the news nowadays – even if you’re not remotely interested in the PRS, you can’t get far without hearing about landlords illegally housing their tenants in sheds, and worse.  There are plenty of schemes (existing and proposed) – mainly run by local authorities – to deal with them –
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Can you get an advantage when selling your house in a Buyers market?

03 February, 20140 Comments
Everyone knows that the housing market has been struggling over the last few years and that is putting it mildly. However over the summer and autumn of 2013, I noticed that the market was starting to pick up, there were quite a lot of houses going onto the market, which is promising, but are they
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