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Estate Agent guilty to £157k of fraud offences

23 February, 20160 Comments
Russell Baker a former estate agent has admitted that he is guilty of nine offences of fraud amounting to £157,250. Mr Baker was investigated by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service after several complaints from landlords relating to tenants deposits being registered and claims that rental income from tenants was being withheld. One landlord had
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Landlady finds £160,000 of cannabis in property let out to businessman

01 May, 20140 Comments
A Yorkshire landlady found £160,000 worth of cannabis growing in her house after letting it out to a businessman. Timothy Young, 48, was caught out after his landlady returned with her family to the UK to attend a funeral and went to inspect the property. She went to the house on Hollingthorpe Lane, Hall Green,
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What can you do when hell is on your doorstep?

02 April, 20140 Comments
In the UK our neighbours can often live too close to home; outlined last night by Channel 5’s new series “The Nightmare Neighbour From Hell”, revealing the traumatic, shocking, humourous and occasionally bizarre experiences of victims of nightmare neighbours. With 1 in 5 of us having been in an argument with our close neighbours, out of
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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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