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Selective Licensing will increase costs for tenants living in South Yorkshire ?

25 July, 20170 Comments
It has come to our attention there is growing concern that the introduction of Selective Licensing will increase the cost of living for tenants residing in rented housing across South Yorkshire. The Doncaster Selective Licensing consultation came to an end on 11th July, where the council are proposing a fee of £515 for each rented property.
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Telford Selective Licensing Consultation begins tomorrow

12 June, 20170 Comments
Following a petition set up by local landlords in Telford, the council are moving forward with Selective Licensing consultations from tomorrow (13th June 2017). The meetings are as follows: – Tuesday 18 July 3-5pm Hadley Library – Wednesday 19 July 4-6pm Hub on the Hill/Sutton Hill Community Centre – Tuesday 25 July 4-6pm Park Lane
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North Somerset Private Sector Housing Forum

26 April, 20170 Comments
The North Somerset forum is an independent group open to anyone with an interest in private sector housing. The group meets every three months, on Wednesdays at 6.30pm, in the Old Council Chamber, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare. Representatives from the NSC private rented housing team attend and it is an opportunity for people to have their
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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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20% of landlords failing to renew RGI policies in the last quarter

04 January, 20170 Comments
With people twice as likely to break up between Christmas and Valentine’s Day compared to any other time of year, where legal advisers and psychologists have dubbed January ‘Divorce Month’, we are worried to learn how many landlords are not renewing their rent guarantee insurance policies after the first year. Startling statistics released by our insurance partners RentSafeUK
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New training for landlords is rolled out

01 December, 20160 Comments
Weston’s landlords have joined forces to undergo a vigorous training and accreditation scheme, which they claim will protect tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the town centre. Dozens of the town’s landlords signed up to the Somerset Property Network’s National Landlords Code of Excellence at a meeting in October.
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