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Tenancy Agreement Clinic teach-in at free landlord and agent forum

Landlords and managing agents operating in South Warwickshire are being encouraged to take part in the next industry forum on Wednesday...

08 September 2023

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Tory council claims boost in tackling “criminal HMO landlords”

More than 300 landlords have applied for a new licence brought in this summer by Tory controlled Kensington and Chelsea council...

08 September 2023

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Siblings join parents to help first time buyers quit rental market

New analysis reveals that other family members beyond parents are increasingly lending their financial support to first-time buyers.   So far this year...

08 September 2023

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England football star scores at upcoming expo for landlords

Former England footballer turned TV pundit and property expert Dion Dublin is to headline this month’s South East Property Expo. The centre...

08 September 2023

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Rent Controls would force a third of landlords to quit Buy To Let

Over a third of private landlords would sell properties if rent controls were introduced in their area, according to a trade...

07 September 2023

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John Lewis has trouble in store over Build To Rent scheme

The John Lewis Partnership is said to be facing “extreme challenges” as a result of its bid to enter the private...

07 September 2023

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Rent Controls Here To Stay says Scottish Government

The Scottish Government says rent controls - already existing as a so-called emergency measure - will become permanent. Scottish First Minister Humza...

07 September 2023

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Council boasts of fining HMO landlords over £200,000

Landlords across just one London borough who failed to license HMOs have been issued with fines amounting to £207,500. To date, 59...

07 September 2023

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Landlords plug into electrical discounts through new partnership

The National Residential Landlords Association has launched a new partnership with electrical and telecoms retailer Currys Business.  It means that member landlords...

07 September 2023

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Government bags £884.2m in SDLT despite threshold changes

Research by Quickmove Properties estimate that, despite changes to stamp duty thresholds implemented last September designed to save homebuyers money, the...

07 September 2023

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Tax (not rental reform) is real reason why landlords quit - claim

Whoever forms the next government must put the private rental sector at the heart of its housing policy. That’s the view of...

06 September 2023

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Typical buy to let sold 25% below wider market price - Zoopla

Zoopla says a buy to let property sold off by a landlord is “typically priced 25 per cent lower than the...

06 September 2023

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Landlords tell Gove - Your planning reforms will fail

Landlords don’t believe Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s planning reforms will help build a million new homes in England, claims a buy-to-let...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Most landlords unsure or opposed to private rental sector Ombudsman

Over half of landlords are either against the concept of a private rental sector Ombudsman or are actively against it. As part...

06 September 2023

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Revealed - areas with even higher tenant demand than British average

Landlords with property in Outer London and the East Midlands are reporting the strongest levels of tenant demand in Britain, Paragon...

06 September 2023

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Insurer warns climate change may slash property values

Landlords looking to optimise capital appreciation on their properties may be alarmed at a siren warning from an insurance company. One Sure...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Sweeping Tax Reform for Landlords - six key demands

Sweeping tax changes for landlords have been demanded by letting agents group Propertymark. The group has analysed the impact of changes using...

05 September 2023

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Mortgage Crisis pushes out small landlords as corporates take over

Dashly, a platform that monitors over £100 billion of mortgages, says landlords in London renewing loans soon will be, on average,...

05 September 2023

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Calls to scrap Section 21 leads triggers rush of evictions

Section 21 evictions are set to soar higher, a property association leader forecasts - because of the threat to abolish them. Data...

05 September 2023

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Industry survey shows continued opposition to S21 abolition

A survey of some 2,000 landlords, agents and others in the private rental sector show renewed concern over Section 21 and...

05 September 2023

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EPC Reform - government must give massive incentives, says Rightmove

An analysis conducted over the summer by Rightmove suggests it could take literally decades for the private rental sector to conform...

05 September 2023

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Renters Reform Bill - it’s Angela Rayner v Michael Gove

Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has been given the job of Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities...

04 September 2023

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Capital Appreciation - new blow as Nationwide reveals growing slump

August saw a further softening in house prices which are now 5.3 per cent down on a year ago. The Nationwide says...

04 September 2023

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Renters Reform Bill: Landlords urged to prepare for changes as MPs return

A prominent lettings agent is urging landlords to stay vigilant for changes to the Renters Reform Bill now that Parliament is...

04 September 2023

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NRLA boosts services to landlords after big PropTech investment

The National Residential Landlords Association is moving into PropTech by providing a platform for safety compliance and one for managing aspects...

04 September 2023

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Are Social Housing Landlords failing tenants over dangerous concrete?

Housing associations are urged to urgently check building specifications for the use of Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete or RAAC. RAAC is the...

04 September 2023

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Warning that interest-only borrowers may face shortfall

The number of interest-only (750,000) and part-interest-only (245,000) mortgages has halved since 2015, new Financial Conduct Authority analysis has found.  The fall...

04 September 2023

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Rogue landlord must pay over £27k for safety failings in HMO

A rogue landlord has been fined £27,460 for putting residents at risk by failing to maintain a property. Flintshire County Council brought...

04 September 2023

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Fake News - landlords warned against taking false social media advice

Landlords are being advised to be on their guard and not be duped by social media messages urging them to flout...

01 September 2023

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Generation Rent Petition calls for holiday lets to be licensed by councils

The Generation Rent campaign has launched a petition on its website to give councils power to license holiday lets.  The campaign claims...

01 September 2023

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Landlord repays thousands in rent after second incident in seven months

An unlicensed landlord has been ordered to pay back almost £15,000 in rent to his tenants after they were forced to...

01 September 2023

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Landlords lose £4,000 per property in a year - new research

Yearly returns on the average buy-to-let property in the UK were over £4000 lower in June 2023, compared to the same...

01 September 2023

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New insurance product targets landlords letting to students

Insurance broker Gallagher is launching a policy for student accommodation providers with insurance cover against damage to their properties. Traditional landlord insurance...

01 September 2023

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I Quit! Landlords exit the temporary accommodation sector

London local authorities say there’s been a surge in landlords withdrawing from the sector providing temporary accommodation for homeless households. A survey by the...

31 August 2023

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High yields defy rent cap - agency’s buy to let league table

The property portal ESPC has revealed the top-performing Edinburgh postcodes in terms of rental yields, for the second quarter of 2023. Using...

31 August 2023

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Council to spend £17m of public funds on two licensing schemes

Bristol’s Labour-controlled council says it wants to spend some £17m of local council tax payers’ money on two new licensing schemes...

31 August 2023

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It’s Grim Down South - capital appreciation tumbles in the south

New data from Zoopla this morning makes grim reading for landlords, especially those reliant on capital appreciation and with investment properties...

31 August 2023

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London renters gifted cash by family members to buy property

Over two-thirds of all new homeowners in London received family support to purchase their homes.  ‘Bank of Family’ recipients in London received...

31 August 2023

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New ‘Landlord Leaders Community’ group launched

A body called the Landlord Leaders Community - and appearing at first sight a little like a new trade group - is...

30 August 2023

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Top DJ trolled after social media post about EPC changes

One of Britain's best known DJs has taken to social media to highlight what she sees as the unfair government policy...

30 August 2023

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How much longer for Renters Reform details? Industry figure demands action

A PropTech entrepreneur has renewed his criticism of the government for failing to put flesh on the bones of the Renters...

30 August 2023

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Landlord held at knifepoint by ‘tenant from hell’

A man assaulted his housemates before holding his landlord in a room at knifepoint. Amin Zehar, 37, was living at a property...

30 August 2023

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Renters Reform Bill will hit student landlords hard - NRLA

With student accommodation in the headlines ahead of the stat of the new academic year, the National Residential Landlords Association is...

30 August 2023

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Rogue landlord struck off for “flagrant disregard” over mould in flat

A landlord showed a “flagrant disregard” for her duties, including failing to replace a condemned boiler, and has been struck off. In...

30 August 2023

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Santander slammed for last-minute anti Buy To Let mortgage change

Santander has been sharply criticised for increasing its Interest Coverage Ratio just as other lenders have been making it easier to...

29 August 2023

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Bank chief stands up for buy to let and beleaguered landlords

A bank chief has used a national newspaper interview to make a stand in favour of buy to let landlords and...

29 August 2023

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Airbnb Regulation - Last-ditch bid to stop “laughing stock” rules

Trade bodies and short let landlords have made a last-ditch appeal to politicians to stop new rules which could see the...

29 August 2023

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Labour pledges not to tax “expensive homes” or raise CGT

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has ruled out any increase in Capital Gains Tax if Labour wins power. She also says there will...

29 August 2023

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Council tells landlords to apply for new licenses from this week

A council is warning HMO landlords to apply for a licence ahead of a new regime starting this week. From September 1...

29 August 2023

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Watchdog to Probe Five Issues Involving Landlords and Letting Agents

The Competitioin and Markets Authority is to probe five activities involving landlords and letting agents and their responsibilities to private tenants. Sarah...

25 August 2023

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Generation Rent wants special deal for tenants when landlords default

The Generation Rent group of activists has written an open letter to mortgage firm chief executives asking for special dispensation for...

25 August 2023

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Renting in Posh School Catchment Areas - does it really work?

Families opt to rent so they can move fast to buy a home close to London’s top schools, according to a...

25 August 2023

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Are landlord families at risk of overpaying Inheritance Tax?

A wealth management organisation has raised the spectre that some families may end up overpaying inheritance tax. And with property wealth being...

25 August 2023

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Landlords! Let Michael Gove know what you think of his policies

Landlords will be able to let Housing Secretary Michael Gove know exactly what they think of his policies in October. Gove will...

25 August 2023

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How Have Yields Changed For Landlords? An agent’s view

By Richard O’Neill, managing director, lettings at Romans Estate Agents As a landlord, your property’s yield is an important figure. It indicates...

25 August 2023

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Owners in major debt should switch tenure to rental - Mayor Khan

In an unusual move, London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan says home owners in dire financial difficulties should be able to switch...

24 August 2023

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Landlord Banning Orders not used because of council cuts - claim

A website claims that Banning Orders on private landlords have not been served because of local government funding shortfalls. Open Democracy says...

24 August 2023

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Landlords pay £20,000 for property management failings

A council has issued financial penalties of over £20,000 to landlords failing to manage their properties.   Three of the four cases...

24 August 2023

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More BTL properties sold with sitting tenants - new figures

A new analysis shows growth in the trend for buy to let properties to be sold with tenants in situ.  The analysis...

24 August 2023

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Activists use Shelter campaign to renew Section 21 call

Generation Rent says Shelter has it right when it complains about evictions in the private rental sector. Earlier this week Shelter claimed...

24 August 2023

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Council that threatened landlords is guilty of “severe maladministration”

A London council that just days ago threatened private landlords with unlimited fines and “have control of their properties removed” has...

23 August 2023

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Arrears creep up as agents sound alarm on rental supply

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson says the lettings market is defined now by the “alarming disparity” between demand and supply. In the...

23 August 2023

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Double digit annual rent rise in London, Foxtons data shows

New figures from Foxtons show that average weekly rent in July 2023 was 12 per cent higher than July 2022.  The agency’s...

23 August 2023

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Rogue landlords forced to go on ‘recognised landlord training’

A trio of Cambridge landlords have been fined more than £8,000 between them, after three separate HMOs were found to be...

23 August 2023

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Labour council warns landlords about high cost licensing deadline

A Labour council says local landlords have only a week to apply for a licence before a big rise in the...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Would you allow childminding in your rental property?

The National Residential Landlords Association is meeting with the Department of Education to consider how, if at all, private landlords can...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter claims many renters are ‘one cheque from homelessness’

Campaigning charity Shelter claims that half the working private renters in England have too little saved to pay rent for more...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Higher Taxes for Second Homes - landlords urged to have a say

There are only a few days left for landlords to have input to a government consultation on council tax hikes for...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Council admits taking “really hard line” on HMOs

A council is boasting that it’s taking a "really hard line” over HMO regulation. New rules in Blackburn with Darwen prevent family...

22 August 2023

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Massive student rental accommodation shortfall this autumn

Authoritative new research suggests that there’s been a 91,000 rise in student numbers to 2.3m - yet in major student cities...

22 August 2023

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Surprise Surprise - Landlords now twice as likely to sell as to buy

New research has come to a conclusion that will surprise few - that landlords today are twice as likely to be...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Who Cares About EPCs? - just 2% of agents “always” asked by tenants

Only two per cent of Propertymark letting agents say tenants “always” want to know the EPC rating on a property they...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Council threatens landlords with losing control of their properties

A London council is telling landlords that if they don’t apply for a licence in the next nine days they face...

21 August 2023

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Asking prices and transaction volumes fall in latest Rightmove survey

There’s bad news for landlords relying on capital appreciation or hoping to sell up in the near future. Rightmove reports that new...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging landlords urged to fix rate before next Bank decision

Landlords about to remortgage are being urged to secure a new rate as early as possible - even six months in...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent control experiment at risk of continuing for years

The long running experiment with rent controls and an eviction ban north of the border may yet continue for years to...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Appeal to private landlords to house ex-offenders

A council is appealing to landlords to work with the local authority and the Probation Service to help ex-offenders fit accommodation...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Social landlord boss ordered to apologise directly to tenant

The Housing Ombudsman - who presides over housing associations and other social housing providers - has ordered a chief executive to...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents up in every region and every country of the UK

Rents continue to rise rapidly in every English region, Scotland and Wales according to the latest market snapshot from the respected...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Tips for Renters - are you advising your tenants this way?

A loans company, Moneyboat, has issued a series of tips for renters before and during their tenancies.  It claims that by avoiding...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord who crammed 40 people into house is banned

A criminal businessman has been given a London council’s first ever landlord banning order. Property dealer Jaydipkumar Rameshchandra Valand, who lives in...

17 August 2023

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Debate rages over interest rate rises - Landlord Today reader poll

Debate is raging over whether there will be a 15th successive interest rate rise when the Bank of England’s monetary policy...

17 August 2023

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Clampdown on wording of lettings listings

There’s been a clampdown on imprecise wording used in lettings listings. The National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agency Team  - which...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Growth To Slow? Not likely, warns leading lettings agent

There are few signs that the pace of rental growth is slackening, warns Hamptons. It says the cost of a new tenancy...

17 August 2023

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Landlord ignored Improvement Notices - now he's fined

Arun council has prosecuted a Littlehampton landlord for failing to comply with an improvement notice. The case was heard at Worthing Magistrates...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s Self Assessment tax warning to landlords

HMRC has prepared a guide to landlords’ and other property professionals’ self-assessment.  Here’s the guide in its entirety. - The year is flying by...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan and activist leader launch rent control social media campaign

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Labour-supporting leader of the Generation Rent pressure group have starred in a lengthy social...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Don’t cut corners on mandatory EICR reports - warning

Landlords are unwittingly exposing their tenants to the serious danger of fire because they opt for the cheaper option when hiring...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax: the homes, the companies and the offshore havens

Some 80,460 homes across England and Wales are registered to companies located in offshore tax havens. They are worth an estimated £39.8...

16 August 2023

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Banned! Advert that made lodges looked like permanent new homes

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned any further publication of an advertisement for holiday homes that made them appear to be...

16 August 2023

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Mortgage lenders slammed for ‘daylight robbery' on BTL arrangement fees

Landlords and brokers are up in arms about alleged profiteering by buy to let mortgage lenders’ arrangement fees. These jumped last autumn...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Homes Overheating - latest alarm over rental property conditions

Over a third of homes in England are at high risk of overheating as summer temperatures of 40oC and above apparently...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords Beware - agent still trading after compensation failure

Hawks Properties Limited has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme for failing to honour a compensation award. The agency - with...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Fixed Penalty Notice for rogue landlord who ignored improvement orders

A landlord has been given a £20,000 fine for failing to carry-out badly needed repairs on a property in Lancashire.  The fixed...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Charity acknowledges that landlords need help to keep homes

A charity has acknowledged that landlords need help to keep their homes, and in turn continue to provide much-needed homes in...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove urged to act at last over abandoned tenancies

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is being lobbied to take urgent action over the growing problem of abandoned tenancies. Propertymark chief executive Nathan...

14 August 2023

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 Landlords selling up have left it too late for maximum gains

Investors selling a buy to let so far in 2023 made gains which were 10.1 per cent lower than those who...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Anti-lets council policy will slash property values, says top agent

A leading agent in an area set to be hit by draconian planning restrictions on holiday lets is warning that the...

14 August 2023

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MP blames Tories for spread of ‘scary’ HMOs

An MP says owner occupiers are “scared, unable to sleep at night, worried about their safety and even concerned about whether...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO landlord in court after Gangmasters investigation

A landlord responsible for the management of an HMO has been fined a total of £5,000. The penalties were imposed by Boston...

14 August 2023

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