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HMO Neglect leads to Five Figure Fine for landlord

The owners of a large HMO in London have been fined £13,500 after failing to repair multiple hazards within their property. A...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 40 tenants compete for every Gumtree rental in key towns

Some locations in the UK are seeing as many as 40-plus prospective tenants racing for the keys of every available rental...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Refurb-To-Let products target landlords improving properties

Paragon Bank has launched a new refurb-to-let deal, offering landlords finance to upgrade their properties. The two refurb-to-let products are designed for...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning to Landlords after Suspended Jail Sentence

An advisory service is warning landlords to heed the lessons from a recent court case concerning legal obligation to ensure fire...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Bin Storage Row contributes to £25,000 bill for private landlord

Landlord Mohammed Saleem has been found guilty of multiple planning enforcement violations related to properties in Bedford. Saleem, along with his company...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Billions! Landlords adds so much to the economy, says NRLA

The Welsh private rented sector makes a gross value added (GVA) contribution of £1.6 billion to the UK economy, according to...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord sent abusive and racist emails to top politician

A landlord has pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, with the offence having been racially aggravated, having...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Most renters consider moving back to the family home - new figures

Almost one in four (23%) young private renters defined as 21 to 34-year-olds  regularly consider moving back into their family home. Another...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pair of Portfolio Landlords hit with hefty fine over their HMO

A couple who are portfolio landlords in the London borough of Haringey have been ordered to pay £10,000 after failing to...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge surge in Right To Rent checks as non-compliance fines soar

There’s been a surge in Right to Rent checks - up 577% year on year. Under the Right to Rent Scheme, civil...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Case against landlord takes 18 months to reach court

The landlord of a property has been hit with over £23,000 in legal costs after being found guilty of operating an...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Banned! HMO Landlord cannot let properties for next three years

A council has obtained a Banning Order against a rogue landlord preventing him letting houses in England for three years. A First...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council says it’s protecting 5,000 homes from rogue landlords

All private landlords in four areas of Islington in north London - where the council claims there are particular problems with...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents Still Rising in Double Digits in parts of UK - agency figures

Landlords in London are benefitting from double digit increases in rents, outdoing every other region of Great Britain.  London rents increased by...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

In Court At Last - landlord after two-year investigation

A private landlord who let three of his properties fall into dangerous disrepair has been ordered to pay almost £14,000 after...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Alert - new guidance from HMRC

HMRC is appealing to landlords to file Self Assessment tax returns early - and claims there are benefits to doing so. In...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - agents issue new guidance to private tenants

Propertymark has issued a guide to tenants about their rights to have a pet.  A statement from trade body Propertymark says that...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Official - Labour will NOT introduce rent controls if it wins election

The Labour Party will not introduce rent controls if it wins the election. A spokesperson for the party is quoted on today’s...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of councils can't be bothered to collect fines from landlords

Data gathered by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) shows that less than half the fines levied against rogue landlords have...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord “accepts council penalty but only if not named”

A council has fined a landlord £17,500 for failing to license two of his properties in the area. However, the identify of...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

E-bike fire leads to fine for landlord over unsafe HMO

A landlord has been fined over £3,800 for letting out an unsafe and unlicensed HMO. South Gloucestershire council issued the landlord a...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - should rents be lower in poor EPC homes?

A housing industry group wants the energy efficiency of a social rented property to be factored into the rent the tenant...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined by court for “unfairly profiting from properties”

A landlord deemed to be unfairly profiting from properties has been fined a total of £5,825.27. Greenwich council prosecuted Anna Yang, an...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - types of property selling slowest and fastest

Detached homes in Wales are the slowest property types to sell across the UK and take an average of 92 days...

27 April 2024

From: Agent Advice

Landlord faces 15 months in jail unless she pays over £50,000

A landlord faces a hefty jail sentence unless she finds over £50,000 in the next three months - and on top...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Bizarre Behaviour Landlord back in court a second time

A landlord who has repeatedly flouted housing rules has been fined a further £36,000 following a prosecution brought by a council.  Giuseppe...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Appeal fails against hefty fines for HMO violations

A tribunal case has ended with fines imposed on two landlords - Nigel William Harry Hobbs and James Robert Hobbs -...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

HMO rogue owner pleads guilty to string of safety failings

A London council has prosecuted landlord Syed Shah, owner of an HMO, for a string of  breaches that posed significant risks...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords hated? Is it down to the BBC and rest of the media?

A prominent lettings sector expert is blaming the media for anti-landlord sentiment and a rise in tenancy disputes. Gina Peters, Head of...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Fines for non-compliant landlords skyrocket as councils cash in

Fines for rogue landlords and agents in London have surged past the £10 million mark.   With 19 council licensing schemes and...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Prosecuted over dangerous property

A private landlord from Bridlington has been ordered to pay £1,500 for putting tenants into a dangerous property, thereby breaching a...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks: Letting agents are landlords' allies today

In the recent landlord sentiment survey conducted by the Property Redress Scheme, it came as no surprise to me to discover...

06 April 2024

From: The Big Issues

Landlord must pay £45,000 for letting out unlicensed properties

A council has prosecuted a landlord for letting out two HMOs without a licence and failing to comply with HMO Management...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Is Co-Living The Next Big Thing In Private Renting?

Co-living developments are a type of purpose-built rental housing, under the same principle as Build To Rent (BTR) but offering smaller size...

30 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

Another council slaps 100% extra tax on property owners

A council has agreed a council tax rise of an additional 100% on second home and long-term empty homes, despite widespread...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils combine to take rogue HMO landlord to court

A landlord referred to only as ‘Mr Gurung’ has been named by two councils as being penalised £3,000 for an overcrowded...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Controls over Airbnbs to be relaxed in near future

While parts of Britain are considering tightening rules over Airbnbs and other short lets, the Channel island of Jersey appears to...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Free training for landlords with cooperation of the NRLA

Landlords can benefit from a wealth of free training, courtesy of a north of England council. Cumberland council is providing the training...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Is the Furnished Holiday Let sector dead post-Budget?

The tax reliefs enjoyed by landlords running Furnished Holiday Lets (FHL) were cut by the Chancellor this month. Some say the...

23 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Energy Theft is ticking time bomb for rental sector - claim

Anonymous reports of energy theft have skyrocketed by 62% since 2021, Crimestoppers’ figures reveal.  In 2023 alone, the charity received 11,552 reports...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Controversial council wants every single private rental home licensed

Private landlords applied for licences covering more than 12,000 homes during the first year of a controversial council’s selective licensing scheme. The...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord harassed tenants - ending up in court and fined

A landlord has been ordered to pay £2,500 in fines, compensation and costs after a council brought a prosecution against him. Jama...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Planning Row Landlord forced to pay over £220,000

A landlord who illegally converted a property into six flats has been ordered to pay more than £220,000. A previous unlawful change...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined thousands for not handing over paperwork to council

A council is warning landlords and tenants after one landlord was ordered to pay more than £4,700 in fines and costs...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Bad landlords get short pricey licences - good landlords get the reverse

A council is launching an innovative scheme whereby good landlords get long licences - and poor ones get short licences. Gloucester council...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Two landlords to pay £600,000 for ignoring planning and improvement notice

A London council has successfully prosecuted two landlords who failed to comply with a planning enforcement notice originally issued against substandard...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Four figure fine for failing to produce gas certificates

A landlord who failed to produce annual gas safety certificates as she ignored warnings from a council, has left court with...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New attack on Airbnb landlords - possible charge for bin collections

Media outlets in Scotland are reporting that Edinburgh council is considering charging short let landlords for bin collections. The plans are to be...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord hit with big fine after ignoring improvement notice

A landlord has been slammed with £9,000 in fines and costs for ignoring notices to improve his property. Following reports of disrepair...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord ordered to pay £45,000 for letting unlicensed properties

A council has prosecuted a landlord for letting two HMOs without a licence and failing to comply with HMO Management Regulations.Mohammed...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

“Seize bad landlords' properties” Generation Rent demands

Activists in the Generation Rent campaign says big city Mayors should “tackle the worst landlords and seize their properties.” It also wants...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Defiant landlord in court and fined over Improvement Notice

A private landlord has been prosecuted for failing to carry out works to make his rented property safe . David Almond of...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two landlords with dangerous properties fined thousands

Renting out dangerous properties in Cardiff has cost two landlords thousands of pounds. Rowshanara Begum has been fined £20,000 at Cardiff Magistrates'...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council slaps two Civil Penalty Notices on landlord after winning appeal

A council has won an appeal concerning two Civil Penalty Notices imposed on a landlord. The landlords had been issued two fines...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Financial Penalty Notice slapped on landlord after appeal case

A council has won an appeal to enforce a Financial Penalty Notice that was served on a landlord who let out...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord fined for letting outbuilding to family of nine

A council has prosecuted a landlord after a family of nine were discovered living in an outbuilding. Tariq Khan of Peterborough was...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Five figure fine for landlord’s HMO bin, garden and fire breaches

A landlord has been fined a total of £10,000 for breaching regulations when renting HMOs to vulnerable residents, as a supported...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Government facing two ways on boiler grants and heat pumps

The government has issued a lengthy statement claiming more home owners, including landlords, are fitting heat pumps - yet at the...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord fails to attend court, fined thousands for safety offences

The landlord of a flat has been ordered to pay a total of £3,287 for failing to carry out repairs.  Carlo Ykhlef,...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Register for further three years or risk fines, landlords warned

The Department for Communities in Northern Ireland is reminding landlords who registered or renewed with the Landlord Registration Scheme during January,...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Red Tape: landlord fined for not providing paperwork to council

A landlord who failed to provide a council with information about one of his properties when served notices requiring him to...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council Warns Landlords - big crackdown is coming this year!

A council is warning landlords of HMOs that they must meet all of their legal responsibilities ahead of a crackdown on...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge rise in councils using bailiffs to recover unpaid rent

Some local authorities are quick to criticise private landlords for trying to avoid rent arrears but it appears councils themselves have...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Banning order victory for council after landlord appeal

Newham council in London has won what it calls a landmark case against a convicted rogue landlord. The court has dismissed the...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned to check dates of gas safety certificates

While most landlords will be aware of the fact, they are required by law to renew the gas safety certificate for...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb gives its landlords tax tips to satisfy HMRC

Airbnb has taken further steps to get in the good books of HMRC by issuing a guide on tax for its...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor’s landlord clampdown backed by Build To Rent group

The Build To Rent trade body, the UK Apartment Association, is backing the proposals outlined to clampdown on rogue landlords put...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined by council for failing to carry out repairs

A London council has prosecuted a landlord for failing to carry out repairs on his property and causing a severe health...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords without central heating offered financial incentives

Renters and landlords of properties without gas central heating can now get energy saving green measures installed free of charge or...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

HMO licensing scheme is “a step forward” claims council

An additional licensing scheme for HMOs has come into effect in a London borough.  The new scheme will cover properties in Greenwich which...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Just days to go to self assessment tax deadline - here’s what to do

There are now fewer than 35 days until self employed workers - including many landlords - will need to submit their...

30 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Landlords Beware - Concerns over Quality of New Build Homes

New research from a construction professional body shows a large proportion of people would not buy a newly built property due...

30 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Latest council licensing scheme takes over £900 from each landlord

A new council licensing scheme has been given the go ahead by the government. Peterborough council’s selective licensing scheme will be run...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to Airbnb and Short Let hosts over January tax change

Thousands of Britons earning from letting their spare room or using parts of their home on platforms like Airbnb could be...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Unknown Energy Costs could hurt tenants this winter

A lack of Energy Performance Certificate enforcement is putting tenants at risk from high energy costs or cold homes, according to...

23 December 2023

From: The Big Issues

Landlords warned over looming electrical checks crisis

Repairs and maintenance supplier Fixflo is warning landlords of a surge in demand for Electrical Installation Condition Reports in the short...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Banning Order and call for people to watch out for rogue landlord

A council has secured a banning order against a landlord, taking effect almost immediately. The order is against Grzegorz Surminski, a landlord...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Husband and wife landlords guilty of breaching Prohibition Orders

Landlords Shaun and Laraine Etherington have pleaded guilty to four offences of breaching Prohibition Orders against human habitation at their properties...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove slams council that boasts of clampdowns on private landlords

Michael Gove has written to 10 social housing providers - housing associations and councils - slamming them after findings of severe...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord tried to let out “uninhabitable outbuilding”

A council has prosecuted a private landlord who let out an uninhabitable outbuilding in Kings Langley. Deborah King of Kings Langley was...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord hit with half million pound fine after using fake name

A landlord who used a fake name to evade detection has been hit with £485,000 in fines after illegally renting out...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Councils charge landlords thousands of pounds for “officer time”

Councils in Greater Manchester admit to charging landlords over £14,000 for “officer time” involved in licensing schemes. There are currently eight selective...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue Landlord hit with huge Rent Repayment Order

A landlord in London has been ordered to refund 12 months’ rent to tenants after failing to license their HMO. The fine...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Big Changes This Month for Holiday Lets

The short-term holiday letting industry has significantly expanded in recent years, but this could all change with the introduction of a...

02 December 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Many More Details expected when landlords advertise properties

Landlords will have to include many more specific points about their properties when they list them in future - whether directly...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor and Generation Rent buddy up for anti-mould campaign

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the leader of activist group Generation Rent have teamed up for an anti-damp and mouldy...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb landlord prosecuted for contravening planning regs

Melton council in Leicestershire has prosecuted a resident who pleaded guilty of failing to comply with a planning contravention notice which...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO license failure leads to five figure fine for landlord

A landlord has been hit with an £11,800 fine for operating an HMO without a licence. Stoke-on-Trent council launched an investigation into...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Confiscate private homes from bad landlords says senior Labour MP

A senior Labour MP associated with the moderate wing of the party says private rental properties should be confiscated from serial...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Government announces changes to Renters Reform Bill

Changes put forward to the Renters Reform Bill to crack down on rogue landlords, protect vulnerable residents and improve the safety of...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Half a million fine for HMO landlord who put tenants at risk

A landlord and a property management company have been found guilty of putting tenants at risk after a council probe. Kensington and...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb sub-letting call explodes into national media controversy

An Airbnb survey first reported last week on Landlord Today has exploded into a national newspaper controversy. Airbnb claims that almost 80...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Enforcement Notice blunder leads to landlord court appearance

A landlord who repeatedly failed to comply with a Planning Enforcement Notice has received a hefty fine. Sultan Mahmood, of Woking, was...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Uninhabitable building let to tenants - landlord ends up in court

A council has prosecuted a private landlord who rented out an uninhabitable outbuilding in Kings Langley. Deborah King was initially fined £4,000...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO Council Tax breakthrough 'may not save landlords money'

The breakthrough on council tax and HMOs, announced just before the weekend, may not be all that it seems. That’s the view...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Massive £50,000 fine for landlord ignoring licensing warnings

A landlord has been ordered to pay almost £50,000 for failing to adhere to licensing legal requirements on several rental properties,...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Interactive map for landlords to check if they must apply for licence

A council’s new selective property licensing scheme for rented properties will be live and open for applications from Wednesday November 1. Ilford...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Devastating impact of Renters Reform Bill revealed by legal expert

The Renters Reform Bill could end up with landlords going bankrupt, a housing law specialist is warning. Des Taylor, director of compliance...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Abusive landlord prosecuted for obstructing council officers

An unnamed landlord with a large portfolio of homes has been prosecuted by Portsmouth council for obstructing officers in carrying out...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rubbish - landlord fined after complaint by member of public

A public complaint about rubbish being dumped in a remote country lane started a trail that eventually led to a landlord...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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