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Britain is seeing a boom in ‘part-time’ landlords where people are letting properties on the side to boost their main income, according to new research from LV= landlord insurance...

Letting agent named and shamed by national newspaper
Friday 28th November 2014

“I can replace you easily. Pay or you're out,” agent tells tenants renting £3,600-a-month house and questioning four-figure contract change charges...

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ARLA and RLA comment on Tenancies (Reform) Bill
Thursday 27th November 2014

Both the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have aired their views about the Tenancies (Reform) Bill which has its second reading in Parliament tomorrow (Friday)...

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Landlord licence revoked
Thursday 27th November 2014

A Hounslow landlord has been stripped of his HMO licences after letting out filthy bedsits which were potential death traps. Hounslow Council revoked Ifthikar Uddin's licences for properties in Avonwick Drive and Fairfields Road on the grounds he was not a 'fit and proper' person to hold them...

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Government “backs rip-off letting agents” say campaigners
Wednesday 26th November 2014

Campaign group Generation Rent says the Government has voted to continue to allow private renters “to be charged extortionate fees by letting agents, get evicted for complaining about conditions in their home and have their money unprotected in the event a letting agent goes bust...

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Paragon reports 82% increase in its buy-to-let lending in 2014
Wednesday 26th November 2014

Paragon Mortgages’ parent company, The Paragon Group of Companies, has today released its full-year results for the year ended 30 September 2014 and revealed pre-tax profits of £122...

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CAB: “Families uprooted on whims of private landlords”
Tuesday 25th November 2014

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...

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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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Wednesday 26th November 2014

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Monday 24th November 2014

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Friday 21st November 2014

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What Can Landlords Do to Address a Bad Reputation?

Wednesday 19th November 2014

As a landlord, it is sometimes necessary to prove the value of your property in the face of slander and accusations from former tenants...

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Tuesday 18th November 2014

As of the beginning of this year almost 45 million adults - close to 90% of the UK adult population - are using the internet in some form, according to the Office for National Statistics...

John Lanning Blog

Converting offices into residential property   The general permitted development rights amendment last...More

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Lessons learned from the floods   The sheer scale of storm and flood...More

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How to deal with problem tenants   However carefully you vet and reference...More

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60 second interview: Andy Halstead, Rent on Time

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