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Landlord Fergus Wilson says he will appeal after a court found him guilty of assaulting an estate agent in Folkestone. Wilson, 65, represented himself at a trial at Folkestone Magistrates Court last week after previously pleading not guilty to punching estate agent Daniel Wells in the face at the PLS Property Letting and Sales office in Folkestone on 19 January last year...

Government approves three property redress schemes
Monday 21 April 2014

Three compulsory redress schemes have been approved by the Government to offer independent investigation of complaints in the lettings sector, bringing it into line with the world of residential sales...

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LHA landlords under attack
Monday 21 April 2014

A trade union wants the Information Commissioners Office to instruct councils to reveal the names of the 20 individual landlords who between them have been paid over £14m in housing benefits in the 2012-13 financial year...

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Landlords facing slimmer yields as house prices soar
Monday 21 April 2014

Resent research shows that house prices are rising faster than rents, leaving buy-to-let investors with slimmer yields compared to previous years. With soaring house prices continuing in the first few months of this year, yields could fall further according to The Online Letting Agents...

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Blogger caught out by sublet scam
Monday 21 April 2014

A well-known property blogger has become caught up in a subletting scam. Sam Collett writes a property blog called What Sam Saw Today and her latest blog entry details how a departing, non-paying tenant posed as the landlord and let the property to an unwitting victim...

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Fergus Wilson guilty of letting agent attack
Monday 21 April 2014

Controversial landlord Fergus Wilson has been found guilty of hitting a letting agent in a dispute about a boiler. Wilson, 65, appeared in Folkestone Magistrates' Court last week accused of punching Daniel Wells, 31, who works for Property Lettings and Sales (PLS) in Folkestone...

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Landlord fined £12,000 for not having a licence
Monday 21 April 2014

A London-based landlord has been fined for renting out a flat in Thanet without a selective licence. In 2011, Thanet District Council designated certain parts of Cliftonville West and Margate Central as a selective licensing area...

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Santander launches new five-year BTL fix
Monday 21 April 2014

Santander for Intermediaries (SFI) has announced a new five-year fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgage charging 4.34% up to 75% LTV. It has also cut rates by 0...

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Landlord takes on Foxtons in commission row
Monday 21 April 2014

A London landlord has taken estate agency Foxtons to court in a row over unpaid commission after complaining that tenants trashed his house. Last week a judge has set aside a county court ruling against Jonathan Bloom over unpaid commission to Foxtons...

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Activists call for ban on section 21 notices
Monday 21 April 2014

Housing campaigners from London Renters yesterday occupied the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in protest at evictions and insecurity of tenure...

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RLA's Richard Ashton dies aged 40
Monday 21 April 2014

The Residential Landlords Association’s communications and policy manager Richard Ashton has died of cancer aged 40. Ashton was particularly known for his work analysing responses to proposals by local authorities to license landlords...

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Landlords face “extortionate” court fee increases for evictions
Monday 21 April 2014

Eviction service Landlord Action has lambasted Government plans to increase court fees.  The planned changes take effect from 22 April 2014...

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