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KEYWORD "Rogue Landlord" - 100 RESULTS
Only 1-in-20 tenants knows much about Renters Reform Bill - survey

Despite a plethora of press releases and statements from pro-tenant groups, it appears only one-in-20 renters knows details of the Renters...

23 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

Labour council charging almost £1,000 per property for a license

Labour-controlled Lambeth council in south London is introducing a Selective Licensing Scheme at almost £1,000 per property. A statement from the council...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor splashes council tax cash on landlord clampdown

Newly re-elected Greater Manchester Labour Mayor Andy Burnham is to spend £600,000 of council tax payers’ cash on a clampdown on...

17 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

Re-elected Labour Mayor pledges crackdown on rogue landlords

The newly re-elected Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester - Andy Burnham - wants to end Right To Buy on new-build homes...

08 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

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

Council says it “didn’t want to go down licensing route” - but it has…

Consultation time is short for landlords wanting to comment on a new licensing scheme proposed for Scunthorpe. The public consultation closes at...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Famous music shop boss may launch landlord accreditation system

Julian Richer - the founder of Richer Sounds, the UK's largest hi-fi retailer - says he may set up a landlord...

15 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

Activists trying to push Labour into imposing rent controls

Activists are beginning to pile pressure on London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan, claiming the public will be disappointed if he toes...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent turns rent control screw on election hopefuls

The Generation Rent activist group is placing its hopes for pro-renter policies on newly-elected Metro Mayors, who will be elected on...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Licensing - drop-in events to be part of formal consultation

Another council is consulting about a controversial selective licensing scheme.  North Lincolnshire council says the proposed scheme is “designed to improve housing...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical reforms to rejuvenate renting, by industry commentator

A property industry commentator has set out what he calls a plan of action to rejuvenate the buy to let sector. Jonathan...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Khan funds group “intervening on the doorstep” at evictions

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is demanding the government finally abolish Section 21 eviction powers - and claims over 30,000 households in...

04 March 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

London rental market “in dire need of reform” claims tax consultancy

Almost a quarter of London tenants have had to move rental properties more than five times in five years, a tax...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council boss claims landlords and tenants “do not care” and must be licensed

A Selective Licensing scheme proposal is out for consultation in the Scunthorpe area -  with a harsh message from a council...

13 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

Landlord jailed for 11 years for part in £8.75m drugs empire

A wealthy landlord, who also ran a fake lettings agency, has been jailed for 11 years for allowing ‘ghost tenants’ to...

07 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

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

NRLA boss backs Labour Mayor’s clampdown on rogue landlords

Proposals for a ‘good landlord’ scheme in Greater Manchester have won the personal backing of the chief executive of the National...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

No new law planned for private landlords and mould

There is to be no comparable law for private landlords, following the introduction of Awaab’s Law. Earlier this week the Department of...

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

Time limits for landlord repairs proposed as part of Awaab’s Law

New plans to clamp down on rogue social landlords who fail to provide safe homes have been announced today. This is part...

09 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

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

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

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

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

Gove gives go-ahead to one of UK’s largest licensing schemes

Almost all landlords letting out properties in a London borough will soon be legally required to have a selective license. It’s one...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Activist leader claims ‘one man band’ landlords worst at exploiting tenants

A leader of the pro-tenant activist group Acorn has told MPs that “one man bands” are more likely to exploit tenants...

22 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

Whopping £30,000 fine confirmed for rogue landlord’s HMO activities

A rogue landlord and his company have been found guilty of failing to licence an HMO and breaches of management regulations. Broadland...

06 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

Landlord ignores Banning Order - now awaiting sentence

A council has prosecuted a landlord for a second time, for multiple offences.  The offences concerned a tenanted caravan that had been...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Report A Rogue Landlord scheme under consideration

Councillors in part of Wales are considering the creation of a 'Report A Rogue Landlord’ system for tenants who claim their...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter wants rent controls at heart of future housing policy

Shelter has published what it calls a General Election manifesto with rent controls at its heart. Called The Way Home: a manifesto to...

26 September 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

Rogue landlord left tenants out in the cold

A council has prosecuted a rogue landlord for failing to provide adequate heating and hot water at one of his rental...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord illegally evicted family at Christmas

A landlord has been prosecuted for the unlawful eviction of a tenant from privately rented accommodation in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Leading up...

12 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

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

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

Second fine in 12 months for landlord not providing paperwork

Sheffield council has prosecuted a rogue landlord for a second time after he was failing to provide appropriate documentation to a...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Controversial MP to champion landlord concerns in Parliament

A controversial MP sacked by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak earlier this year says he will take up the cause of landlords...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Yet another council ponders revenue-raising licensing scheme

A council is to consult on a new licensing scheme that aims to tackle rogue landlords in parts of Scunthorpe that...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock for ‘charity landlord’ hit with enormous fine

Nirpaul Riat’s career as a rogue landlord has ended after judges in London fined him £300,000 following two decades of managing...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord couple in hot water over heating failures

A north of England council says it’s held two local landlords to account after they failed to make essential repairs to...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour councillor accuses landlords of ‘blighting city with rubbish’

A prominent Labour councillor in Liverpool has told the local media: “Parts of Liverpool are blighted by landlords who treat the...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of prosecutions of rogue landlords

A council has issued a statement boasting of its record prosecuting rogue landlords. Somerset council says it has successfully prosecuted a Taunton...

12 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

Tory council to help tenants take action against landlords

A Tory-led council says it wants to help tenants with damp, mould and disrepair to take action against their landlords. South Hams...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Sub-standard HMO costs landlord five figure sum after council action

A private landlord in Mansfield has been ordered to pay a £17,000 penalty after renting out sub-standard accommodation. The unnamed landlord, investigated...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Council’s Rogue Landlord Project claims another scalp

Rogue landlord Hazmar Fauz of Welwyn in Hertfordshire has been given a hefty fine of over £15,000 for a series of...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour plan to seize unsafe or poor homes from rogue landlords

The Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, says he is demanding the powers to seize usage or poor quality homes...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

At Last! Rogue Landlords to be driven from Supported Housing

The Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill has passed its third reading in the House of Lords and is set to become law...

24 June 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Activists launch winter campaign of action against landlords

A group of rental activists in London claims that over 10,000 private rented homes in the borough of Brent have a...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

First time ever - Landlord loses right to overturn Banning Order

A landlord who was banned from letting properties after repeatedly failing to meet the required standards, has lost an appeal to...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 8 and The Survival of No Fault Evictions

The Renters (Reform) Bill introduced by the Government signals the long-awaited reform to existing housing legislation and the headline grabbing abolition of...

27 May 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Dawn raid on rogue landlord HMO after residents’ tip off

Council enforcement officers found 11 people crammed inside a three-bed semi in London following a tip-off from eagled-eyed residents. Brent council officers...

24 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

Renters Reform Bill - a lettings expert’s take

Section 21: Research carried out by Leaders Romans Group has found that Section 21 is rarely overused, and even more rarely...

20 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

Second illegal eviction prosecution for rogue landlord

A council has prosecuted a rogue landlord for the second time for illegally evicting a tenant. The prosecution for offences relating to...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge fine for landlord and property firm with “reckless attitudes”

A landlord and two businesses have been fined over £145,000 following a fire in a building containing residential flats and a...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Starmer slams “unscrupulous” landlords and wants strict new regulations

Labour will create a national landlord register to protect tenants from what the party calls “unscrupulous property owners.: Party leader Sir Kier...

02 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

Labour video slams ‘rogue landlords and letting agents’

Labour’s shadow housing spokesperson is promoting a video claiming that ‘everyone’ in the private rental sector suffers from ‘rogue landlords and...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Bodycam used to get evidence against rogue landlord

A court has heard that Amjad Ali Khattak, owner of a flat in Oxford, removed his tenant’s possessions and left them...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent backs Braverman’s rogue landlord clampdown

Activist group Generation Rent has thrown its weight behind the initiative by Home Secretary Suella Braverman to clampdown on so-called ‘sex...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists join Labour Mayor in criticism of private rental sector

Both the Generation Rent activist group and London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan have issued a joint attack on private rental sector...

21 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

Landlord’s appeal failure means massive five figure fine

A landlord will have to pay £22,861 after he failed to apply for a licence to operate an HMO. Mohammad Safdar, of...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Tribunal upholds penalty against rogue landlord

An unnamed landlord in the Norfolk town of Cromer has been issued with a £2,000 penalty, after the Residential Property Tribunal...

19 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

Massive six-figure fine over “squalid and dirty” home

West London landlord Shashibhushan Vyas, from Isleworth, has been fined over £115,500 for illegally converting a side extension into a separate...

03 April 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

Council rubber-stamps HMO policy against landlords' wishes

Landlords converting a property of any size to rent out on multiple tenancies in seven areas of a London borough could...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan urged to act against ‘exempt landlords’

The London Mayor has been told to act urgently against the landlords of so-called ‘exempt accommodation’ in London. This is the largely-unregulated...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord allowed tenants into house with Prohibition Order

An unnamed landlord has been prosecuted after Rochdale council discovered they had unlawfully allowed occupation of a property that had been...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Government tells tenants to complain about landlords - ad campaign

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is urging tenants to complain about sub-standard housing with the government’s ‘Make Things Right’ advertising campaign. Social housing...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Most £1,000 licence applications “omit vital information”

A council launching a new selective licensing regime admits that three quarters of the applicants so far have omitted to provide...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord left family without water over Christmas

A private landlord has been prosecuted after a family, including a baby and two older children, were left without water or adequate...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords in hot water for providing no hot water

A north of England council has released figures on the number of complaints it has received about private landlords. Pendle council in...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Licensing - Raising Standards or Just Raising Revenue?

Local authorities exist to improve housing stock in their area; however, licensing is not the best way to improve standards across...

04 March 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Ferocious anger from Rent Repayment Order enthusiasts

A not-for-profit business that advocates tenants use Rent Repayment Orders against landlords has issued a furious response to a Supreme Court...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord let property with unsafe electrics

A landlord of a home with unsafe electrics has been issued with a fine of £7,500 by a west country council. Following...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Ignoring Prohibition Order leads to fine for rogue landlord

A landlord has been fined after pleading guilty to breaching a prohibition order preventing him from letting a property. The Isle of...

09 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

Training sessions for landlords cover laws, licensing and HMOs

Training sessions are being aimed at teaching private landlords in one London borough the rules and responsibilities when it comes to...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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