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Jonny Bucknell, councillor, rogue landlords, prosecuted

Tory Landlord prosecuted by his own council

20 January, 20160 Comments
Just a week after MP’s reject legislation to force landlords to ensure rented accommodation are ‘fit for human habitation’  a Tory Councillor has admitted to being a rouge landlord after his own council prosecuted him. Jonny Bucknell, 58, pleaded guilty to failing to carry out necessary improvements on a run-down home he lets following action
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Govt. report calls for convicted landlords to return rents to councils and tenants

18 July, 20130 Comments
A report published today not only calls for tighter regulation of letting agents and a call of action to fees transparency, but also for local authorities and tenants to be given the ability to recoup rents when a landlord has been convicted of letting sub-standard property. The Committee of MPs have raised concerns about the
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WILL the bedroom tax cut under-occupation?

14 February, 20131 Comments
Nick Clegg has insisted that the penalties for the under-occupation of social housing will help to address the shortage of homes in the UK. Under the government’s penalties for under-occupation of social housing, widely known as the ‘bedroom tax’, working-age social tenants claiming housing benefit who are deemed to have spare rooms will have their
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Drug use most common in Private Rented Accommodation

10 December, 20120 Comments
The Prime-Minister is being urged by The Commons Home Affairs Select Committee to consider all of the alternatives to Britain’s failing drug laws, including decriminalisation and legalisation. The influential cross-party group of MP’s say that after taking evidence from all sides of the drug debate, including from Russell Brand and Richard Branson, that “now, more
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Councils offloading anti-social tenants…?

29 October, 20122 Comments
Birmingham housing officers have been accused by a Labour MP of conspiring to allow the move of an anti-social tenant from one of its properties to a housing association. Roger Godsiff, MP for Birmingham, Hall Green, is claiming that council housing officers ‘deliberately and wilfully conspired’ to hide the anti-social tenant’s previous housing record to
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