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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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Alternatives to selective licensing in the private rented sector: a guide for landlords

24 August, 20165 Comments
Following last weeks selective licensing victory for the private rented sector, we are now hearing from landlords all around the country who want to fight against selective licensing being implemented in their area but don’t know where to start or how to get the ball rolling. Sponsored by TR Lettings Online, Tenant Referencing UK led the Somerset
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Details of 12,000 buy to let owners removed from website pending investigation

27 July, 20161 Comments
The details of 12,000 buy to let landlords – posted online by a council following a Freedom of Information request – appear to have been removed pending an investigation. As of yesterday evening the details, which had been placed on the WhatDoTheyKnow.com website, had been removed. First highlighted via Property Tribes last Friday, the authority
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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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Why are councils failing to help homeless tenants?

11 October, 20120 Comments
A Freedom of Information request (FOI) has revealed that councils right across the UK failed to spend nearly £8million in Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) last year. In these economically hard times and with homelessness on the increase, drastic situations such as Croydon tenants being moved to towns in Yorkshire; Winter Migration; Tenants Fly North – are
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