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KEYWORD "Inspections" - 100 RESULTS
Landlord Alert: beware local council  ‘Safer Renting’ schemes

A legal expert is warning landlords to be wary of joining local council 'Safer Renting' schemes These seemingly well-intentioned projects may have...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Police guidance about tenants and drugs

The police have issued a 16-point guide for landlords to identify and guard against their properties being used as cannabis farms. This...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA slams councils for failing to inspect rental homes with hazards

Private renters in England face a postcode lottery as councils are failing to properly inspect properties with potential hazards. That’s the view of...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Why Inventories Are Important - everything landlords should know

What is a property inventory? A property inventory is a detailed document that records the condition of a property and its contents...

01 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Landlording 101: Essential Skills Every New Landlord Needs to Succeed

Congratulations on taking the leap into becoming a landlord! Property investing offers numerous benefits, from generating passive income to building long-term...

07 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Council wants landlords to back controversial leasing scheme

A council is seeking private landlords to participate in a controversial leasing scheme in a bid to curb homelessness. The use of...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande - Why the Section 21 Debate Is a Smokescreen

Jonathan Rolande is a property industry and housing market commentator, and is founder of the National Association of Property Buyers.  It’s almost...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Police warn landlords to smoke out cannabis farms

Police have issued a warning to landlords after a property was left badly damaged by an illegal cannabis grow. The property -...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for “sentencing guidelines” to punish landlords over licensing

A charity is calling for landlord licensing schemes which cost enough to fund annual inspections, and the issuing of “sentencing guidelines”...

28 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 maintenance costs continue to mount

If interest rate rises weren’t enough to drive landlords out the market, mounting maintenance costs could be. Various studies and surveys have...

12 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Guidance for landlords: 5 top tips for navigating responsibilities

Landlords play a crucial role in providing safe and comfortable housing for tenants while also managing rental properties effectively. Staying informed...

01 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords more responsive to tenants’ needs - survey claim

A survey claims landlords are now more responsive to tenants’ needs and have improved compliance standards. Building on comparative analysis with data...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Another social landlord slammed for poor repairs and records

The Housing Ombudsman has found severe maladministration by One Housing Group in its record keeping following the its failure to conduct...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords rebel against Labour council £1,800 licence fee

Bristol’s controversial Labour council is extending previous licensing schemes to other parts of the city at some £1,800 HMO per licence...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Beyond rental payments: 4 ways healthy landlord-tenant relationships can boost buy to let success

In the buy to let market, success goes beyond the transaction of paying rent. Ultimately, fostering a healthy landlord-tenant relationship can...

07 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

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

Council boasts of financial penalties imposed on landlords by licensing 

A council claims “hundreds of residents have been made safer in their homes” thanks to a licencing regime. Sheffield council insists the...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Damp and Mould Changes - A Landlord’s Responsibility

Damp and mould are two of the most common issues in rented properties, with surface mould caused by condensation one of...

27 January 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Landlords Suffer Huge Numbers of Tenancy Breaches

Direct Line is highlighting the importance of residential landlords having their properties inspected regularly, with research revealing 83 per cent of...

13 January 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

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

Consultation starts on renewing and extending selective licensing regime

Landlords providing much-needed private rented accommodation in part of Merseyside are to fall under an expanded  licensing regime.  Wirral councillors have voted...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords face sentencing after e-bike fire fatality

Two landlords who let their two-bedroom flat in Tower Hamlets to as many as 22 people, have pleaded guilty to nine...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords given inspection warning over removal of ASTs

The Renters Reform Bill’s proposal to replace Assured Shorthold Tenancies with rolling ‘periodic’ lets could put landlords’ properties at risk, it’s...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Bed bugs and landlords’ duty of care to tenants

Landlords have been urged to protect their properties against bed bugs with regular inspections. Daniel Evans, chair of the Association of Independent...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Social landlord criticised over “deeply distressing” tenant suicide

The Housing Ombudsman - who presides over social housing landlords - has issued his report on what he calls the “deeply...

03 November 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

What Do Landlords Think? - direct experiences revealed

A new survey of over 1,000 landlords has revealed that just over half would consider leaving the market due to the...

28 October 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Landlords back council cash incentive and rent guarantee scheme

Some 100 landlords have signed up to offer longer tenancies through a council rent guarantee and cash incentive scheme. Milton Keynes council...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Compliance for Landlords - Crash Course to be held this week

Next weekend sees a crash course event for landlords to bring them up to date with the 160 pieces of legislation...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlicensed HMOs produce £200k windfall for London council

Haringey council has got a £200,000 windfall from landlords of unlicensed HMOs. And now it’s set to get even more. Councillors are to...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

New attempt to woo unhappy landlords with leasing deals

A housing trust says landlords fed up with higher taxes and red tape should not sell up but instead lease their...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Thousands of enforcement probes and letters sent to landlords

A council has given an insight into its past five years of enforcement actions against private landlords. The Labour council in Newham,...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Ten Tips for landlords to avoid making insurance claims

Having insurance is a sensible way to protect yourself as a landlord against the financial cost of damage or liability claims....

01 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Almost 50% off licensing cost in council’s early-bird offer

One of London’s most aggressive landlord licensing regimes says it has an early-bird offer running until July 14. Landlords applying for Newham...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor backs call for vast increase in landlord licensing

The Labour Mayor of Newham in London has called for a vast extension of landlord licensing. Rokhsana Fiaz says she welcomes a...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Safety shortcomings leave HMO owner with thousands to pay

A London landlord must pay over £6,000 after a tribunal upheld Hillingdon council's decision to fine him for numerous safety risks...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Jailed! Landlord in prison after breaching Criminal Behaviour Order

A rogue landlord has been sentenced to 10 months in prison at Chesterfield Crown Court for the state of his properties. In...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord slammed by Ombudsman over damp and mould failures

The Housing Ombudsman has released its special investigation into Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, the social housing provider which supplied accommodation to Awaab...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Dawn raid on HMO suspected of role in modern day slavery

A series of officials carried out a morning visit to an illegal House of Multiple Occupation suspected of involvement in modern...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Five figure fine for landlord illegally altering buildings

A rogue landlord has been ordered to pay over £15,000 after illegally altering buildings he let out as HMOs in the...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Crowdfund property platform targets ‘new generation’ of investors

A new crowdfunding platform says it’s opening up property investing to “a whole new generation.” Allbricks claims it’s disrupting “the antiquated mortgage...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

First council signs up to Labour Mayor’s ‘Good Landlord’ scheme

Trafford council is believed to be the first to have signed up to a scheme created by Greater Manchester Labour Mayor...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Properties With Purpose - letting to vulnerable people

There are several key reasons why property owners choose to become landlords, some of which include regular income, investment and long-term...

10 December 2022

From: The Big Issues

Yet another selective licensing scheme set for expansion

A Selective Licensing scheme introduced by a council back in 2016 is set for expansion.  Middlesbrough council claims that its scheme has...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Council threatens landlords with unlimited fines and criminal records

Landlords who rent out HMOs in parts of the Midlands are urged to act now so they don’t get hit with...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Safety Problem - many landlords denied access for gas checks

Landlord Action is issuing a reminder to landlords of the importance of carrying out annual gas safety checks and a request...

13 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

Gas Safety Week: 5 Essential Gas Safety Tips to Help Landlords Keep Their Properties Safe

Gas Safety Week begins next Monday (September 12) and, in light of that, the team at Ideal Heating have provided some...

07 September 2022

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Revealed - how much landlords spend on maintenance each year

It may sound a small sum compared to many landlords’ experiences, but a new survey suggests a landlord spends an average...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Council claims it will inspect 29,000 rental homes

A council says it’s launching a rolling programme of inspections of all 29,000 rental properties in its selective licensing scheme. The scheme...

12 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

Shelter turns its fire on rogue social landlords

Shelter - for so long an outspoken critic of private rental landlords and letting agencies - has now turned its fire...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government clampdown on sociallandlords in new Bill launched today

Failing social housing landlords could face unlimited fines and Ofsted-style inspections, under the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill being introduced into Parliament...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - landlords’ biggest bugbears with tenants

Lettings agency and property management consultancy Bramleys has revealed the most common landlord complaints, and has provided suggestions as to how...

24 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

Massive 29,000-property licensing scheme launches

A new and huge landlord licensing scheme has launched in County Durham. A total of at least 29,000 properties, or 42 per...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined in pioneering electrical safety court case

A landlord has been fined in one of the first cases in England, for failing to comply with Electrical Safety Standards. Regulations...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New Landlords Beware - these are the Biggest Bugbears

Letting agency Bramleys has canvassed the opinions of its clients to produce a league table of the biggest bugbears identified by...

26 March 2022

From: Agent Advice

Failure to make improvements demanded by council triggers landlord fine

A landlord has been fined £6,250 for failing to make a series of improvements to the property he lets out in...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords Alert - record month for new licensing starts soon

PropTech firm Kamma says 11 new discretionary licensing schemes for landlords are set to launch in April - a record. This is the...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Epic Fail: many councils do not report rental sector complaints

The majority of local authorities in England do not accurately record the number of private rented sector tenure complaints which they...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of licence success - and announces new clampdown

New selective licensing schemes are now live in areas of north and east Manchester covering more than 1,400 properties.  This means compulsory...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent claims victory over landlord register

The activist group Generation Rent says it’s celebrating a victory in its campaign to secure a national mandatory landlord register. Newspaper leaks...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord accreditation system gives scores for performance

A council has launched what it calls a “scores on the doors” style accreditation scheme for landlords. The Decent and Safe Homes...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Mandatory compensation for tenants mooted by letting agents

ARLA Propertymark has launched a radical programme of reform for the private rental sector - getting in before the government’s own...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Huge fine and rent repayment threat for landlord after 30-month saga

A London council has prosecuted a rogue landlord after a 30 month saga regarding the condition of an apartment.  Richmond council received a...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Longer tenancies make inventories and inspections vital - claim

The UK’s largest provider of inventory services says rising tenancy lengths make a combination of inventories and regular inspections more valuable...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords can now hire assistants to handle viewings on their behalf

A new deal between a trade body and a high profile industry supplier means landlords can now hire assistants to handle...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

London council pledges HMO inspections at least once every five years

Lewisham council in south London is introducing a new licensing scheme for all HMOs in the borough. It claims this will help...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New eco-clampdown on landlords announced by government

The government has today announced a new cash injection for councils to clampdown on landlords whose properties fail to meet energy...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

10 easy mistakes by landlords - do you agree with this bank?

Private and commercial bank Arbuthnot Latham has set out what it considers to be the 10 easy mistakes which some landlords...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Why quality matters

Home appliances are often an area that can be overlooked when it comes to finalising kitchen designs, but having quality machines...

18 October 2021

From: Sponsored Content

New tech platform allows landlords to manage properties

A free service has been launched by the Nationwide to help landlords manage properties and get through the maze of laws and...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: how can tech help the smooth running of tenancies?

There are a huge array of products and services covering the entire journey of lettings, from prospecting all the way through to...

29 September 2021

From: Lettings PropTech

Does your tenant have a pet, even if you haven’t given permission?

An agency says its bizarre list of items left behind by departing tenants shows how many renters actually appear to keep pets...

17 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Rent guarantees for landlords joining new leasing scheme

Private landlords interested in leasing properties in Bridgend, south Wales, are being invited to join a scheme which would see them...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Top tips for landlords to avoid garden disputes with tenants

Gardens have always been a mixed blessing for landlords - currently they’re popular with tenants but there is the problem of...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Council cracks down on 171 buy to lets in just one week

Redbridge council in east London has undertaken its toughest ever clampdown on buy to let, visiting 171 properties in a week. The...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Appeal to landlords to house refugees in government-funded scheme

A council is appealing to landlords to help it fulfil a pledge to be a sanctuary to vulnerable refugees. Bristol council has...

21 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Remarkable - New licensing scheme will be FREE for landlords

It’s already a very un-typical part of the United Kingdom but now Jersey has set itself apart in a different way...

10 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Council appeals to private landlords to help with homelessness problem

Landlords in a Midlands city are being asked to help find safe places to live for homeless individuals and families. The council...

25 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Online platform simplifies mandatory property checks - claim

A new online platform for landlords claims to allow them to manage property certifications and inspections for single or multiple properties...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Review compliance procedures or risk prosecution, landlords warned

A warning has been issued to landlords about a crackdown on compliance issues surrounding property management. No Letting Go, the country’s largest...

06 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Matching Service - council will pair tenants with landlords

A council in the Lake District is inviting new and existing private landlords to register with Property Links, its free matching...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Opposition to licensing scheme set to be discussed tomorrow

It’s been reported that a bid to impose a rental licensing regime on the Channel Island of Jersey - set to...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Shock as council reveals new HMO licensing will costs over £1,000

Salford council in Greater Manchester is to introduce landlord licensing for HMOs where three or four tenants live - and the...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

The importance of landlords keeping records during Covid

Oliver Andrews, editor at Property Claim Assist, outlines why it’s vitally important for landlords to keep record during the current Covid...

13 April 2021

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Serial offender landlord in court again over HMO health and safety

A serial-offender landlord has been fined for putting tenants at serious harm from fire and exposing them to substandard and dangerous conditions. Nilendu...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords beware - pets are coming to the private rental sector

An inventory supplier to the lettings industry is advising landlords to make sure they spot early signs of pet damage in...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

The 10 biggest mistakes a landlord could make (according to a bank)

It might be thought that banks have made significant mistakes of their own in the recent past - including triggering the...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Councils told: ‘Stop pushing ahead with licensing during Covid crisis’

Momentum is building against councils pushing ahead with licensing schemes despite the pandemic. Earlier this week ARLA Propertymark, the letting agents’ trade...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Police probe homes let by landlords contrary to Covid rules

Police in Devon say they will be cracking down on holiday homes let by landlords in contravention of Coronavirus lockdown rules...

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Top tips on investing in student HMOs

HMOs are an important part of the UK housing market as they offer students and young professionals affordable accommodation. There is...

10 November 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Periodic inspections – what should you be looking for?

Periodic inspections of your property are just as important for landlords as the inventory check at the start of the tenancy....

29 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

What advice to give tenants on mould in the home

Many landlords will be familiar with the scourge that is mould. It is a major source of complaints by tenants and...

29 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

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