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Innovative lettings ‘Passport’ enables councils to house more and save more

18 November, 20160 Comments
Local Authorities and Housing Associations across the UK can now access a brand new solution to help many more low income renters find new homes and save public funds, through The Ark Passport. Did you know that UK councils have spent £3.5 billion on temporary housing over the last 5 years? With the introduction of Universal Credit
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Local Authority threatens letting agencies with prosecution over To Let boards

06 October, 20160 Comments
Letting agents and landlords in Nottingham are being reminded to comply with an obligation to remove ‘to let’ signs in certain parts of the city, or face prosecution. New rules introduced in 2012 by Nottingham Council ban the display of lettings boards from October 1st to December 31st every year in a number of areas across
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*EXCLUSIVE* Landlords could take Local Authority to ombudsman over maladministration

01 October, 20160 Comments
Following the success of the Somerset Property Network this Summer, a group of landlords in Bristol met on Thursday evening to discuss the way forward on Selective Licensing issues across the city. On the eve of the Eastville and St George licensing application deadline, 20 professional buy-to-let investors got together to discuss their collective belief that the process of
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Local authorities letting down tenants, claim landlords

26 September, 20160 Comments
Two landlord associations have criticised local councils for a lack of enforcement and failing to prosecute criminal landlords. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) says tenants are being let down, while the National Landlords Association (NLA) claims it’s ‘too easy’ for landlords to get away with unlawful behaviour. The united message comes in response to figures
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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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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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Due Diligence for Live in Landlords, including the Immigration Bill.

18 April, 20140 Comments
The biggest worry facing a live in landlord is the kind of person their lodger might be (aside from whether they’re simply compatible) – are they a criminal, likely to be violent or damage your home?  Will they pay the rent on time?  Will they respect you and your home? It’s a staggering fact that
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