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KEYWORD "Health and Safety" - 100 RESULTS
Short Lets Crackdown - Labour council worry over brothels and parties

Government proposals on limiting short lets "fall a long way short of what's needed and will do nothing to put right...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Countryside campaigners back Gove on short lets clampdown

Countryside campaigning charity CPRE has given a warm welcome to Michael Gove’s clampdown on short lets. Last week Housing Secretary Gove announced...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Easing tax on landlords would end Airbnb ‘problem’ says NRLA boss

Reversing the tax penalties imposed on buy to let landlords in recent years would reduce the impact of short lets on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour MP slams Airbnb clampdown as “not going nearly far enough”

A Labour MP who has campaigned for some years against short let landlords says proposals to crack down on the sector...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists slam Gove for being too soft on short let landlords

Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals to restrict Airbnb-style short lets do not go far enough, a group of activists has said. Yesterday...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory council chief backs Gove’s clampdown on short let landlords

The Conservative leader of a council which claims it has had problems with Airbnbs and short lets has given wholehearted backing...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council offers free “fundamental training” for private landlords

A council says it’s offering “fundamental training” to private landlords via an online day-long course on March 8. The training covers pre-tenancy...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on Airbnb and other short lets revealed by Michael Gove

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has this morning announced wholesale changes to planning and regulations surrounding short lets. His proposals include: - planning permission...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb backs Gove’s mandatory short lets landlord register

Airbnb has given its backing to a proposal from Housing Secretary Michael Gove to introduce a mandatory register of short let...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Want A New-Build Buy To Let? Expert reveals red flags to beware…

The chartered surveyor team at Stokemont is giving advice on potential pitfalls in new build homes.  This is from RICS-accredited valuer Bradley...

03 February 2024

From: The Big Issues

Landlord Alert - warning about defective CO alarms sold online

The think tank Policy Connect is warning that landlords have reported that sub-standard carbon monoxide alarms are persistently available online, leaving...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Daylight Robbery? Council’s 60 per cent rise in fees on landlords

Landlords who fail to ensure their private rented homes meet required standards face massively increased charges from a council. Bath & North...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Another day, another landlord licensing scheme proposed by council

Gedling council in Nottinghamshire is launching a consultation to renew yet another selective licensing scheme. The scheme was launched in 2018 and...

19 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

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

Shocking Surge In Landlord Complaints from social housing tenants

The Housing Ombudsman - who presides over all social housing - has revealed a huge surge in what it calls “severe...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Inventories will save landlords from Renters Reform Bill fines - claim

Inventory clerks are ideally placed to protect landlords from some heavy fines triggered by the Renters Reform Bill, it’s been claimed. The...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Britain’s longest banning order imposed after safety breaches

A landlord has found himself on the Rogue Landlord Database after repeatedly renting out hazardous properties in Sheffield. Local landlord and businessman...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Four rogue landlords prosecuted by council in three days

A council has prosecuted four landlords in three days, with convictions secured for seven offences. Harold Mews Management Ltd of Margate was...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Veteran landlord’s fine will rise day-by-day if unsafe homes remain occupied

A landlord who let tenants live in properties riddled with hazardous electrics, unsafe boilers, mould and no smoke alarms must pay...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Do HMOs Still Stack Up As An Investment?

Over the last 15 years, the HMO market has been transformed.  Back in the ‘90s, multi-lets were mainly student housing or cheap...

16 September 2023

From: Agent Advice

Airbnb in safety discount deal for short let hosts

Airbnb is linking up with private landlord agency OpenRent to offer reduced-price gas and boiler safety certificates. The short lets platform says...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Strict New Guidelines for landlords over Damp and Mould

New directives issued by the government put the emphasis firmly on private landlords to take responsibility for issues of damp and...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Council slammed for thousands of social housing safety failings

A council that is often outspoken in its criticism of rogue private landlords has been slammed for literally thousands of health...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Short Let regulations must vary by locality - agents

The letting agents’ trade body ARLA Propertymark is urging the government to regulate Airbnb and other short let platforms but to...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Bumper £68,000 fines for HMO landlord and his company

Mulberry Real Estate Ltd, and its director, David Bryant, who are landlords of properties in Cardiff, have been fined for a...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The priority for the majority of landlords is rental income that is paid on time, but there is also the priority...

15 July 2023

From: Agent Advice

Landlord in court with three property firms over HMO safety

A landlord and three property management companies have been fined approaching £80,000 for health and safety failings. Mohammed Ali Abbas Rasool, Cadogan...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord refuses to license two properties and is fined

A landlord who failed to get his properties licensed has been fined. Under the Selective Landlord Licensing scheme in part of Middlesbrough...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord refuses to identify himself - and gets hit with huge fine

A landlord has been ordered to pay over £44,000 after a court found him guilty of a serious housing offence. Giuseppe Sutera,...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Another council wants landlords to help house local families

Landlords are being invited to a free event to find out more about help and incentives on offer to help local...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MP wants “locals first” policy against short lets

A Tory MP representing a popular tourist area has attacked the proliferation of short lets, and wants a “locals first” policy...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord left tenant without proper heating for years

A landlord has been fined more than £8,000 for failing to complete necessary improvements to properties. Eric Bland pleaded guilty at Chesterfield...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stricter fire regulations make inventories more important - claim

A trade body says inventories are set to play an increasingly important role in the private rental sector as fire regulations...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Jail for landlord after tenant’s horrific death in fire ordeal

The landlord of a cellar ‘flat’ where a fire resulted in the death of a man has been jailed for breaching...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Asylum Seekers in HMOs - government to slash red tape for landlords

The government is proposing to slash the regulations on HMOs used to house asylum seekers.  Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord of 20-person HMO has five figure bill for safety breach

A landlord has received a combined total of £10,478 in fines and costs for breaching safety regulations. Stroud council brought the prosecution...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Safety check failures leave landlord with hefty bill

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland has prosecuted landlord Paul Coyle, resulting in fines totalling £3,000. Belfast Magistrates Court found Coyle...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Enforcement action leaves rogue landlord with huge bill

A landlord has been ordered to pay over £3,000 for operating an unsafe HMO  following enforcement action by Havering council. John Abraka...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Message to landlords - use letting agents if it’s all too much…

A PropTech entrepreneur is advising landlords worried about red tape to use letting agents. Neil Cobbold, managing director of rental payment service...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

What Is Let To Let?

Instead of selling your current home and buying a new one, you could look at letting out your own home and...

25 March 2023

From: Agent Advice

Labour candidate on the warpath over the ‘landlord loophole’

A Labour candidate hoping to become the MP in a popular tourist area is on the warpath over what she calls...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says tenants afraid to report damp and mould

Activist group Generation Rent is demanding that the government tighten regulations on damp and mould - and is tying this to...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined for refusing to produce paperwork for council

A council has prosecuted a landlord operating a property firm for not producing the right paperwork. Luton local authority has prosecuted Poplar...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Big fine for landlord who failed to remedy fire faults

A Cardiff landlord has been ordered to pay just over £4,500 for failing to rectify faults relating to two flats he...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Five figure fine for HMO landlord failing on health and safety

A landlord who failed to provide a fire detection and alarm system in an HMO has been fined a total of...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of landlords’ fines over past two years

A London borough council has revealed the number of cases it has taken against private landlords since the start of 2021...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Security Measures Every Landlord Should Put In Place

In 2020 to 2021, the private rented sector in the UK accounted for 4.4m households, housing over 11m people with an...

04 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

Bizarre case of the landlord and the vermin in the back yard

A company which failed to declare its interest in a property which had health and vermin risks has been ordered to...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Big fine for landlord’s string of health and safety failures

A landlord has been ordered to pay over £25,000 by magistrates for a catalogue of failings relating to his rental property...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Toddler Tragedy: New guidance on mould to be set out by government

The government says it’s reviewing landlord guidance on the health risks of damp and mould following the death of two year...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Time to Call Foul on these Despicable Exploiters

The ingenuity of the human race knows no bounds, especially, it seems, when it comes to exploiting opportunities. We have all become...

17 December 2022

From: Agent Advice

Council asks private tenants to report landlords who fail on repairs

A council wants private tenants to ‘grass’ on rogue landlords in the light of the tragic death of toddler Awaab Ishak. Telford...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Fire safety worries lead to prosecution of rogue landlord

A council has brought a prosecution against a private landlord who had not complied with a legal health and safety notice...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-agent slams landlords for complacency over health and safety

A former lettings agent who has become a sharp critic of landlords has made another attack - this time suggesting that...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Mystery over when rental reforms will become law

The government has once again declined to give any meaningful timetable for the introduction of the Renters Reform Bill. At the end...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord forced tenants into “squalid and unsafe conditions”

The freeholders to a block of maisonettes have been ordered to pay more than £22,000 after failing to carry out repairs...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to note new health and safety legislation

Mendip District Council is warning landlords to comply with changes to Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations - or face a...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Do you know your Fire Door responsibilities?

Time is running out’ for building owners and managers to take action over fire door risk assessments under new Fire Safety...

22 October 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Private tenants pay HMO rent to council after dramatic intervention

Coventry council has issued financial penalties on a landlord of a poorly managed and unlicensed HMO totalling £60,000. The council has also...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Perilous state of young householders’ finances revealed by survey

A new survey throws light on how perilous some household finances are as energy prices increase despite government interventions. Research from The...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Over £30k in fines for landlord who let dangerous home

A landlord has been found guilty of three housing offences after it was discovered a property he let out posed a...

07 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Another London council imposes selective licensing regime

Greenwich council in south London has launched a new selective licensing scheme: all private-rented single-household properties in five wards of the...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

First AirBnb and short let licensing system starts tomorrow

The first step within the UK to officially monitor Airbnb-style short lets comes into effect tomorrow, October 1. Scotland’s Short-Term Lets Licensing...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Another council to extend existing landlord licensing regime

From November Gedling council in Nottinghamshire wants its Selective Licensing extended to four additional wards.  This follows a pilot where over 78...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Guidance for landlords as Gas Safety Week goes ahead

Gas Safety Week, which begins today and continues until September 18, is going ahead as scheduled. Now in its 12th edition, it...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks – Challenging Access on Gas Safety

This week (September 12-18) marks the twelfth annual Gas Safety Week. All landlords renting properties with gas appliances have a legal duty...

10 September 2022

From: The Big Issues

Huge fine for landlord flouting health and safety rules

* Angels Media and Landlord Today are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II * - A landlord has been...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - Agents’ advice on gas safety responsibilities

Propertymark says that this, the 12th edition of Gas Safety Week, is an ideal opportunity for landlords to make sure they...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Landlord guilty of multiple offences added to rogues’ database

A Bristol landlord has been banned from letting properties after repeatedly failing to meet the required standards. Naomi Knapp, a portfolio landlord...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists want Labour chiefs to hear case for selective licensing

Activists in the Acorn group is hoping to attract Labour councillors who run Leeds to a meeting next week, which will...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Council is latest to advise landlords to improve safety - or else

Landlords in Carlisle are being urged to put in place safety measures to protect their tenants with the local council join...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord breaches Criminal Behaviour Order and risks prison sentence

A landlord has pleaded guilty of four counts of breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order and told to expect to pay “a...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

See You In Court! Landlords threaten legal action over licensing

A landlord group is threatening legal action following a council’s approval of a new licensing scheme. York council - run by a...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

New guidance on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

The government has issued detailed guidance ahead of a change in the law around smoke and carbon monoxide alarms coming into...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Electrical risk to tenants because of rental reform delays

Renters are being placed at unnecessary risk due to a delay in reforms that would allegedly give them greater protection, it’s...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Deal gives landlords access to legal, regulatory and licensing info

Prominent buy to let service the Mortgage Advice Bureau has announced a new partnership that should allow landlords to arm themselves...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Free guide to help landlords understand upcoming rental reforms

A group of health and safety experts has created a guide to help landlords understand major rental reform being introduced in...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants’ ceiling collapse leads to fine for landlord and owner

A landlord and owner who failed to repair a serious water leak have been fined £4,000 after their tenants’ bathroom ceiling...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Why Landlords Should Pay Attention to Fire Safety

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, fire safety - particularly for residents - has increasingly taken centre stage in...

16 July 2022

From: The Big Issues

Tory MP backs tighter rules on Airbnbs and other short lets

A Conservative MP who has already suggested a 25 mile limit around some rental properties to reserve them for people with...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned on dangerous DIY electrical mistakes

Electricians have revealed the 10 most dangerous mistakes made by those attempting electrical DIY, with some possibly leading to serious injuries...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords to be offered incentives at council talk-in

Landlords and owners of empty homes iare being invited to a free event next week to find out more about help...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord pays thousands to tenants who threaten legal action

Two tenants who were amongst a group of activists in a battle with their landlord have written in a left-wing journal...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Government has itself to blame for AirBnb bonanza - claim

The government only has itself to blame for the explosion in AirBnb and other short lets properties. That’s the view of the...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Six year dispute with council ends with massive fine for landlord

A landlord who repeatedly let out an unsafe house has been fined £20,000 by magistrates. Housing officers from Salford council found fire...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Government wants national register of short term lets

A review into the effect of short-term lets has been launched by the government.  The government says future policies could involve physical...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Re-offending landlord hit with big fine over ‘death trap’ home

A re-offending landlord housed himself and five tenants in what has been described as a death trap property.  The rogue Harrow landlord...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Six things to consider before letting out an Airbnb this summer

With over 40 million Airbnb users across Europe and the US, and approximately 250,000 listings in the UK alone, the short-term...

25 June 2022

From: Agent Advice

Private rental properties now “far safer” says charity

Private rental properties are now “far safer” than before thanks to recent legislation, according to the charity Electrical Safety First. Since five-year...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Big fine for landlord who put tenants’ safety at risk

A council has prosecuted after a landlord who it alleges put his tenants’ safety at risk. Beej Patel and his company Hatfield...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords threatened with enforcement action by council

A local authority in London is threatening landlords with enforcement action if they don’t pay up for a new license. Lewisham’s Labour...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Five million renters in unhealthy homes - industry supplier’s claim

A PropTech company which aims its products at landlords, claim that over 600,000 landlords are breaking the rules when it comes...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Pioneering door-to-door consultation over landlord licensing proposal

A market research company is to go door-to-door to seek residents’ views as part of a council’s consultation on landlord licensing. MEL...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Houses amongst worst fire offenders, safety inspectors report

A safety organisation is warning of a “tragedy waiting to happen” because three quarters of fire doors fail to meet the...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Council named and shamed by government housing regulator

The Regulator of Social Housing has named and shamed a London council for its failure to provide assurance that it consistently...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to check safety qualifications of gas fitters

The Health and Safety Executive is urging landlords to check the credentials of gas fitters following a case heard recently in...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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