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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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One step closer to mandatory adding of rent payments to credit scores

04 December, 20170 Comments
The House of Lords has given the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill its second reading and a step forward to ensuring that tenants’ rental payment record counts towards their credit rating. The Bill, moved by the founder of Big Issue, Lord John Bird, now moves to the committee stage of the Lords and appears to have growing
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Right to Rent: Almost a fifth of landlords less likely to let to let to EU nationals

11 September, 20170 Comments
According to a recent survey, almost a fifth of private landlords say they are now less likely to let to EU nationals or individuals from the European Economic Area as a result of the immigration checks they are now expected to make via Right to Rent. Confusion over how landlords will be expected to identify
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Over a quarter of landlords experienced rent arrears in last 12 months

05 June, 20171 Comments
Fresh research by the RLA has revealed that more than a quarter of buy to let landlords have experienced rent arrears in the past 12 months. With 28% of landlords experiencing rent debt, coupled with the fact that 1 in 3 working families in England would not be able to afford to pay their rent
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Tenant’s anti-social behaviour lands BTL investor with £16k fine

26 May, 20170 Comments
A private landlord who ignored warnings from the police and the council has been handed a £16,000 fine, due to his tenant’s anti-social actions. Buy to let investor Jason Duffield, who lives in Birmingham, was handed a restraining order by police last year because of the noise coming from the rental property in Tamworth. He was
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Alternative analysis of the PRS reveals more private renters than previously thought

10 January, 20170 Comments
A think-tank has recently claimed that home ownership is far lower than is widely believed in the UK, meaning that the private rental sector is much larger than previously thought. The Resolution Foundation claims that, for example, a person who buys a house and then takes in lodgers counts in formal statistics as an owner-occupier;
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‘Pop-up brothels’ country-wide problem for residential landlords in the UK

06 January, 20170 Comments
A recent TR Group forum post has alerted us to the increasing problem of privately rented properties across the UK being used illegally as ‘pop-up brothels’. Yesterday, a forum post started back in October 2016 was resurrected by a TR Group landlord subscriber who stated: Nick: ‘This seems to be a growing problem in the
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Are your tenants planning to secretly sublet their home this Christmas?

19 December, 20160 Comments
A buy to let insurance company is warning UK landlords to be extra vigilant over this coming festive period, following reports of a 14% year-on-year increase in the number of malicious and accidental damage claims received as a direct results of illegal subletting. Rent increases are believed to be behind the sharp rise in the
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