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The Citizens Advice Bureau has accused landlords of evicting families “on a whim”. In new research the charity claims that half of people seeking help from Citizens Advice about being evicted from their privately rented property, despite being up to date with their rent, have dependent children...

Landlord pleads guilty to fire safety breaches
Tuesday 25th November 2014

A Morecambe landlord has pleaded guilty to two fire safety offences at a block of flats. Eli Zohar was prosecuted by Lancashire Fire and Rescue after failing to comply with an enforcement notice which related to the adequacy of the premises’ fire precautions and his failure to maintain the emergency lighting...

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New crowdfunding site for property investment
Monday 24th November 2014

A new Lincolnshire-based online investment platform is accepting registrations from investors seeking a unique opportunity to invest in property developments through crowdfunding...

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Oxfordshire landlord order to pay £2,340 for unlawful eviction
Monday 24th November 2014

A West Oxfordshire landlord has been prosecuted by West Oxfordshire District Council for the unlawful eviction of a tenant.   Jaroslaw Piotrowski of Witney Rooms Ltd was prosecuted by Oxford Magistrates Court on Tuesday 11 November for illegally evicting Damien McClure at the property he rents to him at Fieldmere Close, Witney...

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Leeds landlord fined just £750 for letting dangerous flats
Friday 21st November 2014

A Leeds landlord has been fined a paltry £750 for letting flats with no heating, no hot water, toilets that didn’t flush, inadequate security, and a lack of fire safety precautions...

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Mortgages for Business announces rebrand
Friday 21st November 2014

Independent UK mortgage broker Mortgages for Business has announced the official launch of its new website and corporate identity. The new website offers improved navigation and functionality, and a cleaner design...

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Medway landlord fined £20,000 for damp flat
Thursday 20th November 2014

Two Kent landlords have been fined £20,000 for leaving a flat so severely riddled with damp it posed a risk to tenants’ health. Property owners Rattan Singh and Balbir Kaur of Henry Street, Chatham, left tenants living in damp conditions and without heating for more than two years...

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How ethical are Britain’s landlords?
Thursday 20th November 2014

Contrary to popular stereotype, Britain's landlords are largely an ethical group according to research released today by Saga Home Insurance. In a poll of UK adults, 77% of tenants rated their current landlord as "good" or "excellent", with just 8% giving a "poor" rating...

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Barclays extends ‘Great Escape’ package to landlords
Wednesday 19th November 2014

Barclays is encouraging landlords sitting on a standard variable rate mortgage to move to a better rate, by extending the ‘Great Escape’ remortgage package to its existing buy-to-let range...

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New Era tenants’ battle takes a new turn
Wednesday 19th November 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has waded into a bitter row about the plight of a group of East London tenants while the Tory MP caught in the crossfire has bailed out...

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Young workers say they pay more than 40% of their salary on rent
Tuesday 18th November 2014

Young people across the UK have told the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Generation Rent that they face unaffordable housing costs, insecurity of tenure and exploitation by private landlords...

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RLA: “Labour putting populism ahead of evidence based policy”
Tuesday 18th November 2014

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has accused Labour leader Ed Miliband of launching “a populist tirade” against landlords that bears little resemblance to facts...

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Monday 24th November 2014

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Friday 21st November 2014

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Wednesday 19th November 2014

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Tuesday 18th November 2014

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What tenants want... Ready Rentals helps landlords meet tenants' transparency demands

Thursday 13th November 2014

•    New essential landlord service, Ready Rentals, reveals what landlords should be doing to step up to the mark •    54% of tenants claim transparency is most important in relationship with landlord ('The Tenant Survey 2014', Knight Frank) •    Ready Rentals provides all documentation and support needed to keep tenants happy   With the buy-to-let market celebrating its 18th birthday since its inception in 1996, this year sees more people than ever renting property privately, overtaking those forming part of the social housing market...

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