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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 agent jailed

Rogue letting agent jailed

05 February, 20160 Comments
A letting agent has been jailed nearly three years in prison after admitting fraud against both tenants and landlords. Name Removed after data request who is a trained accountant ran property lettings franchises Belvoir in Kettering, Desborough and Corby. They were investigated by Northamptonshire County Council’s trading standards team after complaints from landlords that they
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Landlord fined £10,000 for failing to properly manage house

21 August, 20150 Comments
A landlord has been fined £10,744 for failing to properly manage his two-story property split into seven bedsits in Leamington on Westlea Road. Magistrates at Nuneaton Justice Centre heard that a fire at the property led to an investigation by the Fire Service and Warwick District Council’s Private Sector Team. Firefighters found that the fire
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Former social housing employee sentenced for housing fraud

18 August, 20150 Comments
Bolarinwa Odulate, a former social housing employee has received a two and a half year prison sentence at Kingston Crown Court on Friday 14th August for abusing her professional expertise to commit a £66,000 housing fraud. Odulate, the 38 year old former social housing officer used her professional knowledge to scam benefits intended for vulnerable
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Landlord faces investigation

12 August, 20150 Comments
A landlord is facing an investigation for allegedly charging £500 a month to rent a ‘bedroom’ with only space for a mat on the floor after officers from Newham Council visited the property in East Ham on Monday. Newham council have a compulsory licensing scheme in place, whereby landlords now have to register who is
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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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