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Social landlord starts key amnesty to battle housing fraud

08 May, 20140 Comments
Phoenix Community Housing in Lewisham, who have 5,500 properties, have given their illegally subletting tenants until early July to be honest and upfront, without fear of legal action. Those that are found guilty of unauthorised subletting could face up to 2 years’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000. Chief executive Jim Ripley said:
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6 year anti-social behaviour campaign finally curbed

07 May, 20140 Comments
Yesterday nightmare neighbours from hell, in the Kings Norton area of Birmingham, were issued with Anti-social Behaviour Injunctions. Eugene Bird, 54, Sean Bird, 21, and Michael Bird, 19, from the Hawkesley Estate have had their council house re-possessed and each have received a 2 year Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction. Since 2008 the family have made the
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Private Rent Arrears decreasing as Social Housing debt rises

06 May, 20140 Comments
Last month Landlord Referencing Services recorded a significant dip in it’s unique Tenant Alert upload system compared to the month before. April 2014 Tenant Alert Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. April 2014 Website Traffic Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. This begs the question: what with more and more landlords and letting
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Labour to cap landlords rent on buy to let homes

01 May, 20140 Comments
Ed Miliband will announce today that a future Labour Government would cap annual rent increases in the private rented sector and scrap letting fees to estate agents – echoing the 1960s and ’70s rent controls that are widely blamed for damaging the property sector. In a bid to end “excessive” rent rises and give a
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Should private landlords be subject to greater regulation?

29 April, 20140 Comments
As the private rented sector continues to grow, so do calls for regulation. Today The Guardian have asked a tenants group and the landlord lobby for their thoughts; click here to view original source. Alex Hilton, director of Generation Rent, says that: “… A national register of landlords would help end the worst abuses. …
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67% of the UK’s private rented stock are up to standard

15 April, 20140 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s UK Housing Review 2014 has revealed that 33% of the UK’s private rented homes would have failed the Government’s Decent Homes Standard in 2012. 15% of social rented homes also failed to meet the standard in 2012, down from 29% in 2006. Many property news websites have reported on this
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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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