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A Slough landlord has been fined for serious safety breaches after he left a young family in potential danger for nearly four years by repeatedly failing to check the gas appliances in a property he rented to them...

More fines for rogue landlords
Thursday 28 August 2014

Another two landlords are out of pocket – one by over £13,000 – after failing to comply with local council regulations.   Paul Atha and his Yorkshire-based company Atha Properties Ltd were fined a total of £10,000 following a trial at Bradford; he also had to pay two £250 surcharges and £2,734 in costs...

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Landlord fined for renting out loft room
Thursday 28 August 2014

A landlord has been ordered to pay a total of £3,040 by the courts for renting out a loft room which tenants had to go on all fours up a staircase to access...

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Fair wear and tear “misunderstood”
Thursday 28 August 2014

Fair wear and tear is the most misunderstood area of the whole renting process, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC)...

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Letting agents “double dipping” says Direct Line for Business
Thursday 28 August 2014

New research published by Direct Line for Business has identified letting agents that are ‘double dipping’ by charging tenants and landlords for the same service...

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Warning that illegal migrants may target landlords
Thursday 28 August 2014

Landlord Assist has voiced concern over legal changes which will oblige letting agents and landlords to police the immigration status of tenants.    The new rules, which form part of the Immigration Bill and are due to become mandatory in 2015, will mean agents and landlords must carry out certain checks on new tenancy agreements before allowing the tenant to move in...

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Landlord & business fined £40,000 for fire regulation breaches
Thursday 28 August 2014

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has successfully prosecuted a landlord and business following a fire in a premises in Newport. The building, which had a shop on the ground floor and flats above it, caught fire in May 2012...

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Tenants struggle as rents rise faster than incomes
Thursday 28 August 2014

Affordable accommodation in the private rental sector is becoming ever more scarce, according to data from flat and house share website SpareRoom.co...

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Larkfleet invite buy-to-let investors to Oakham development
Thursday 28 August 2014

From Friday 29 August to Sunday 31 August, housebuilder Larkfleet Homes is holding a special investors event at its Leighfield Park development in Oakham, Rutland...

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Landlords don’t evict tenants without reason, says RLA
Thursday 28 August 2014

Landlords are reluctant to evict tenants – and when they do it’s for significant rent arrears or anti-social behaviour, according to a major new survey...

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Landlord fined over £4,000 for breaking fire safety rules
Thursday 28 August 2014

A Stafford landlord has been fined £4,209 for endangering his tenants’ lives by breaking fire safety rules. Raymond Manning pleaded guilty to eight offences relating to ensuring the house was safe and failure to comply with an improvement notice which was served in January 2014...

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LendInvest lends over £100 million in Buy-To-Let Mortgages
Thursday 28 August 2014

Peer-to-peer mortgage lender LendInvest has confirmed that it has now completed over £100m of investment in mortgages through its platform. LendInvest allows investors from individuals through to institutions, to invest in short-term buy-to-let bridging loans...

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Thursday 28 August 2014

How technology and a collaborative approach to renting property is ultimately going to win out… Technology is a catalyst for change, and always has been; a catalyst for good, for improving quality of life and living, for growing communities and increasing productivity...

Career Changes: Should I Become A Landlord?

Thursday 28 August 2014

From the outside looking in, becoming a landlord can look like a very attractive proposition with many considering it to be easy money...

Total Landlord Insurance launches Landlord Lifecycle Handbook

Thursday 28 August 2014

Total Landlord Insurance in partnership with deposit protection experts, my|deposits have created a Landlord Lifecycle Guide and video that identifies the essential topics for landlords letting property as well as helpful tips and advice from experts...

Is Job Creation a Driver of U.K House Price Growth?

Thursday 28 August 2014

June 2014 House Price Figures from Halifax Building Society indicated a monthly fall of 0.6%. Although, the annual price increase on their indices was tracked at £16,000 with average house prices up from £167,668 to £183,462...

Education for Landlords + great Buy to Let investments at the Landlord Investment Show?

Thursday 28 August 2014

The Landlord Investment Show is returning to Brighton for the second year and has moved to a bigger venue, increasing the event for 2 days to meet the demand of both exhibitors and attendees...

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