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Mayor of London Launches Database to ‘Name and Shame’ Rogue Landlords

22 December, 20170 Comments
This week the Mayor of London has launched his Rogue Landlord & Agent Checker – London’s first online ‘name and shame’ database to help crack down on unscrupulous landlords and agents in the Capital. The database, published here on the City Hall website, is aimed at giving Londoners greater confidence in renting a home by allowing
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New accreditation scheme protecting private tenants from rogue landlords

05 May, 20170 Comments
Over the last 6 months 51 landlords have completed an unprecedented training and accreditation scheme in North Somerset, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable their local authority to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords across the district. Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 over 60 landlords and letting
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Ill-thought-out legislation continues to criminalise the innocent

13 February, 20170 Comments
On a day where it’s been announced that the newly implemented Right to Rent legislation is not working, two landlords at opposite ends of the country have contacted the TR Group about the impact selective licensing is having on them. Selective licensing means that private landlords are required to obtain a licence allowing them to
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New accreditation changing the face of private housing

09 February, 20170 Comments
New Section 21 legislation designed to help protect private renters from rogue landlords isn’t working, claim MPs and housing lawyers. In 2015 the law in England changed to make “revenge evictions” illegal, which applies to rental agreements signed since 1st October 2015. Faulty electrics, damp and broken boilers that don’t get fixed are all officially
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Landlord ordered to pay over £8,000 for catalogue of health and safety hazards

18 January, 20170 Comments
An unscrupulous landlord who failed to maintain his rental property, which included mould and a leaking toilet, has been prosecuted by Woking Borough Council. Landlord Alan Kevin Fowler, of 22 Bainton Mead, Woking GU21 3LW, has been ordered to pay out a total of £8,432 for failing to carry out essential work despite being served
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Nottingham City proposes to dump yet another tax via licensing on good landlords and raise itself £16m

17 November, 20160 Comments
Nottingham City Council has announced their desire to introduce citywide selective licensing across the 20 wards of Nottingham. This will represent one of the largest schemes in the Country impacting at least 26,250 properties at £600.00 per property. The council will employ an additional 74 officers to handle on average 5,250 applications a year. Under
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One in five tenants fall victim to rogue landlords, but what about rogue tenants?

14 November, 20160 Comments
According to new research there are a significant amount of private landlords failing to keep their rental properties up to a safe and habitable standard, with one in five UK tenants describing their existing renting conditions as a “nightmare”. A study by Help-Link.co.uk found around 740,000 rented homes in Britain are in a ‘poor condition’ and
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Landlord fined £162k after cramming 18 tenants into Millionaire’s Row slum

21 October, 20160 Comments
A rogue landlord has been fined £162,000 after 18 tenants were found living in a multi-million pound four-bedroom flat opposite Hyde Park in London. Charging an average of £800 a month in rent per tenant, landlord Abbas Rasul (64) was earning nearly £15,000 a month from the Kensington flat, with many of the tenants living
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