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More South West Landlords recognising the value of accreditation

21 February, 20170 Comments
Over the last 5 months 41 landlords have completed a vigorous 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 50 local landlords
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Another Council realises the money they can make through landlord licensing

01 August, 20160 Comments
Landlords in Peterborough will soon have to obtain a licence to operate, under the guise of improving standards of accommodation and tackling rogue landlords in the private rented sector. All private landlords with residential property in designated areas of Peterborough have until December 1, when the scheme is introduced, to apply for a licence for each
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Housing and Planning Act – What happens next? …

02 June, 20160 Comments
The Government’s Housing and Planning Bill finally received Royal Assent last month after a prolonged period of Parliamentary ping pong. So what happens next? The Act applies to landlords in England. The sections affecting private renting survived largely unchanged, with the addition of two enabling amendments that will allow the introduction of electrical safety standards and checks,
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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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Rogue landlords and the review of property conditions in the private rented sector

19 February, 20140 Comments
Rogue landlords are very much in the news nowadays – even if you’re not remotely interested in the PRS, you can’t get far without hearing about landlords illegally housing their tenants in sheds, and worse.  There are plenty of schemes (existing and proposed) – mainly run by local authorities – to deal with them –
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An open letter to the mainstream media

14 March, 20134 Comments
With the controversy around Universal Credit becoming almost explosive and as rent arrears mount up & the housing benefit monies are spent on other things (drink, drugs, pay day loans, etc – which are extremely detrimental to ALL of our communities) Landlord Referencing Services are now seeing a massive influx of landlords AND letting agents
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