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Government plans to allow private landlords to rent properties to tourists without planning permission have been criticised by Labour MP Dame Tessa Jowell...

Renters to outnumber homeowners in 104 seats by 2021
Saturday 1 November 2014

By the time of the next census, over 100 MPs will represent seats where a majority of people are renters, research by Generation Rent has found. The number of MPs who have more constituents who rent than own their home has risen from 38 in 2001 (6% of MPs) to 65 in 2011 (10%)...

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Second Cambridge landlord successfully prosecuted for fire safety breaches
Saturday 1 November 2014

A landlord was successfully prosecuted this week for renting out an unsafe property in Cambridge, the second successful prosecution by Cambridge City Council within the past two weeks...

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A quarter of students feel “powerless” against landlords
Saturday 1 November 2014

As scores of students begin university this month a new report reveals that 1.7 million students (74%) have experienced problems with their accommodation or utility suppliers...

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Landlords benefit from tumbling mortgage rates
Saturday 1 November 2014

Competition is driving buy-to-let lenders to cut their charges and fees, as well as to offer longer-term fixed rates, according to the latest Buy-to-let Mortgage Costs Index from Mortgages for Business...

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Stafford landlord fined
Saturday 1 November 2014

Landlords are being urged to make sure they comply with their legal responsibilities after two men had to pay £2,000 costs to Stafford Borough Council...

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New fast-track evictions for bad tenants
Saturday 1 November 2014

Landlords have been handed new powers to speed up the eviction of anti-social tenants. The changes are designed to make it easier to secure a possession order – a process that currently takes an average of seven months...

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New rental controls in Islington
Saturday 1 November 2014

Islington Council has unveiled two measures to help private renters - a proposal for extra landlord licensing along Holloway Road and Caledonian Road, and a new council-run lettings agency to give tenants a better deal and to begin bringing down rents...

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Hartlepool ignoring residents on licencing, says RLA
Saturday 1 November 2014

Hartlepool Council is seeking to implement a selective licensing scheme for private landlords despite local residents telling the council that a previous scheme was ineffective in dealing with nuisance and anti-social behaviour...

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MPs launch probe into “retaliatory evictions”
Saturday 1 November 2014

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the private rented sector has launched a short inquiry into Sarah Teather MP’s bill regarding supposed ‘retaliatory’ evictions in private rented housing...

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LendInvest releases Buy-to-Let Index
Saturday 1 November 2014

Peer-to-peer platform LendInvest has published an interactive Buy-to-Let Index. The LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index (LIBTLI) uses recent asking price sales data to provide a snapshot of the UK property market...

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Bed in shed torn down
Saturday 1 November 2014

A Hayes landlord demolished an illegal outbuilding just days before Hillingdon Council's “beds in sheds” team were set to go and tear it down...

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Saturday 1 November 2014

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Saturday 1 November 2014

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Saturday 1 November 2014

No matter how much time you spend safeguarding your landlord’s property by performing routine maintenance to keep everything in tip-top condition, you'll still be caught out by unexpected breakdowns...

10 Frequently Asked Questions about Claiming Capital Allowances

Saturday 1 November 2014

Why haven’t I heard about them? You are not alone! They have been enshrined in law since 1878...

Luxury student accommodation draws investors to Liverpool

Saturday 1 November 2014

The attention of property investors from all over the UK is being drawn to X1 Liverpool One, a selection of purpose-built luxury apartments located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre...

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