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A Lancashire landlord has been ordered to pay a £72,000 fine plus prosecution costs of £8,700 and a victim surcharge of £120 for breaking fire safety laws...

Mayor’s landlord accreditation reaches 115,000 London homes
Friday 27th March 2015

More than 115,000 rented homes across the city are now badged under the Mayor’s London Rental Standard. According to London mayor Boris Johnson, less than a year since its launch last May, the London Rental Standard is going from “strength to strength” with 307 letting agent firms signed up and eight accrediting bodies licensed under the scheme...

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NLA demands delay to licensing as Liverpool Council criminalises landlords
Thursday 26th March 2015

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is demanding that Liverpool City Council (LCC) postpones the launch of its city-wide licensing scheme – due to go live on 1 April – because its current application process would put every landlord in Liverpool in breach of the law...

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MPs want research on lettings agency fees ban
Thursday 26th March 2015

The next government should assess the impact on the private rented sector before making any decision to ban, or rule out a ban, on letting agents' fees in England, according to an influential committee of MPs...

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Ed Miliband “electoral kryptonite” for UK landlords
Wednesday 25th March 2015

Support for Labour among Britain’s 2 million landlords is at just 19% ahead of the General Election, according to a new survey from Rentify. Polling of the general population has Labour and the Conservatives neck-and-neck, with YouGov currently predicting 35% of the vote for Labour and 33% for the Tories...

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ARLA: Rents and demand both up in February
Wednesday 25th March 2015

Nearly a third (31%) of letting agents saw an increase in the cost of monthly rent for tenants from January to February 2015, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) monthly Private Rented Sector Report...

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New warning about tenant “Jerome Baker”
Tuesday 24th March 2015

Landlords are being advised to be wary of letting to a tenant named “Jerome Baker” who’s allegedly running a rent-to-rent scam in the London area...

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Fire Brigade warning to high-rise landlords
Tuesday 24th March 2015

The London Fire Brigade is warning the capital's high rise landlords that they must do more to protect their tenants from fire as new figures reveal that there are nearly two blazes every day in London's purpose-built flats...

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LSL: Largest annual rent rise in nearly two years
Monday 23rd March 2015

The average rent across England and Wales is 3.1% higher than a year ago – the largest annual rise in nearly two years, according to LSL Property Services...

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South Devon landlord carried out illegal gas safety checks
Monday 23rd March 2015

A landlord from Torquay illegally carried out annual gas safety checks at his properties despite not being a registered gas engineer, a court has heard...

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Landlord Action: “Sub-letting will be catastrophic for the rental industry”
Friday 20th March 2015

Tenant eviction experts Landlord Action has expressed grave concerns over Government plans to allow private tenants to sub-let. As Landlord Today reported earlier this week, Budget small print included a clause about subletting under the title “support for the sharing economy”...

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Croydon pushes through £750 licensing scheme
Friday 20th March 2015

Croydon council has decided to push ahead with its borough-wide scheme to licence private rental sector properties, because it can make the decision inside a deadline set by the government...

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Monday 23rd March 2015

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Saturday 21st February 2015

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Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Friday 23rd January 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015...

Landlord Investment Show Heads to Woking 29 January 2015

Thursday 15th January 2015

Landlord Investment Show heads to Woking in Surrey on Thursday 29th January at the H.G Wells Centre in Woking...

A new year, a new broadband package…

Tuesday 13th January 2015

At a time of year when many are prone to re-evaluating their lives and the direction it is going in, now seems as good a time as any for people to reconsider their phone and broadband deals...

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60 second interview with Stephen Purvis, CEO of OnBoard Pro “Use of technology within the private rented sector”

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