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Opportunity for landlords to increase social housing stock via free property portal

22 June, 20170 Comments
In the current climate many landlords are reluctant to house benefit tenants due to the increasing minority of those tenants unable to pay their rent on time, coupled with uncertainty around the governments’ welfare reform via Universal Credit – leaving good benefit tenants finding it extremely difficult to find accommodation in the private rented sector. LANDLORDS / HOUSING PROVIDERS: Would
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How can landlords be blamed for consecutive government legislation?

31 March, 20163 Comments
Another day, another landlord bashing article courtesy of The Independent: Forgive me if I have little sympathy for the plight of buy-to-let landlords like the one who’s kicking me out. But how can landlords be blamed for consecutive government legislation? ? ? Landlords did not push up the price of London rentals.  Government allowed circa 80% of London to
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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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Landlords can now generate money from generating renewable energy

10 April, 20140 Comments
A government-backed scheme, that was originally expected to launch in Autumn 2012, that will pay social and private landlords for the green heat generated from their homes has finally been launched this week. This offer is also open to homeowners and self-builders, where the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive offers payments to offset the cost of
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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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A simple and cost effective remedy for the bad landlord ?

30 January, 20140 Comments
Anyone that works within the private rented sector will know that it is split between local authorities trying to pile on more legislation in an attempt to uncover the landlords that do as little as possible to stay under the radar VS the majority of compliant landlords that run their portfolio as a business, declare
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A national register for dodgy landlords?

29 May, 20130 Comments
Labour’s Policy Review explores new ideas on the private rented sector to "drive standards up and bad landlords out." These "new ideas" include creating a national register of private landlords, a new national private rented property standard, stamping out the use of “retaliatory eviction”
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