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The Government has made some changes to the Flood Re agreement – but rental properties are still not covered.   The latest changes to the agreement struck between the Government and insurance industry include covering expensive properties in council tax Band H...

Landlord receives maximum £20,000 fine for not applying for a selective licence
Monday 22nd December 2014

A London-based landlord, previously fined £15,000 for failing to comply with selective licencing, has again been fined £20,000 for renting out a property without a selective licence...

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Crown court slams landlord
Friday 19th December 2014

A Southall landlord who refused to comply with planning laws has been served with a confiscation order and given an 18-month conditional discharge.   Bhupinder Singh Gill of Lady Margaret Road, Southall, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on 5 December 2014...

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More unwelcome surprises regarding deposit protection
Friday 19th December 2014

The Court of Appeal has handed down a decision in the case of Charalambous v Ng on tenancy deposit protection.    Tenancies where deposits were taken before tenancy deposit legislation came into force in 2007, which then turned into periodic, also before the law came into force, will now have to protect deposits...

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Rogue property firms named and shamed after FOI battle
Thursday 18th December 2014

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has been forced to release the name of every property firm convicted of housing offences in England and Wales following a ruling by the Information Commissioner...

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Water bill warning for Welsh landlords
Thursday 18th December 2014

New Welsh Government regulations under the Water Industry Act come into force from 1 January. All landlords with properties in the Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Dee Valley Water authority areas will become jointly liable for tenants’ water debt if they do not share tenant information with their water company...

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Brighton HMO landlord fined £6,000
Wednesday 17th December 2014

A landlord of a shared house in Brighton whose property had ‘filthy’ living conditions, an obstructed fire escape route and who failed to register the home has been fined £6,000...

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Landlords owed more than £800m in unpaid rent
Wednesday 17th December 2014

A third (32%) of landlords in the UK – approximately 500,000 – say they have experienced rent arrears in the past 12 months, according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA)...

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RLA urges clarity before legislation on revenge evictions
Tuesday 16th December 2014

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has welcomed calls by MPs and peers to hold off on new legislation to restrict so-called revenge evictions which it said could damage the private rented sector...

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Intermediaries remain popular choice for BTL investors
Tuesday 16th December 2014

The latest landlord research from specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed landlords prefer to source buy-to-let finance via intermediaries...

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London rent rises to outpace house price growth in 2015
Monday 15th December 2014

London property prices will ease into a slower rate of growth over 2015, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons.   It expects “prime” London house prices to rise 3 to 5% in 2015, compared to the 11...

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Metro Bank launches portfolio BTL proposition
Monday 15th December 2014

Metro Bank has introduced a new portfolio buy-to-let proposition for its customers.   Customers will now be able to extend their Metro Bank portfolios to 25 properties, up to value of £5m and 75% LTV aggregated for the portfolio...

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