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KEYWORD "rogue landlords" - 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor backs selective licensing for landlords

The local media in Yorkshire says Labour’s Rachel Reeves - the Shadow Chancellor - is campaigning for the introduction of a...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords hammered with record fines for licensing failures

Landlords are being hit with record fines as growing numbers of local councils launch licensing schemes.  PropTech firm Kamma, which monitors council...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Reform Activists turn on each other in factional feud

Two groups of activists who campaign for rent controls and reform of the private lettings sector have turned on each other. Acorn...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Most landlords want hard-core rental reform - agent’s amazing claim

The large majority of players in the lettings industry wants the rental reform programme outlined by the government, an agent claims. Laura...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Government acts to protect tenants’ says Gove in landlord clampdown

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has made an announcement overnight that “the government will always act to protect tenants.” The claim comes as...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor demands 'name and shame' UK rogue landlord database

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has praised tenants in the capital for using a register that names and shames rogue landlords -...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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

£20m campaign against rogue landlords exploiting tenants

Rogue landlords who exploit the supported housing system at the expense of vulnerable residents could be banned from operating or fined...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove hints at rental sector help, reinstates huge housebuilding target

The Autumn Statement on November 17 may contain financial measures to help private renters, the Housing Secretary has hinted. “We know people in...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Councils want bans, fines, rent repayment and jail for rogue landlords

Councils have demanded draconian punishments for landlords who fail to bring their homes up to the Decent Homes Standard which is...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Probe launched into national landlord register and council licensing

An organisation that describes itself as ‘politically independent and a charity’ is launching a probe into how further regulation could help...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Flaws and Uncertainties of the Rental Reform White Paper

For the last decade, successive Governments have promised a review of the rules around renting in the UK – in part...

24 September 2022

From: Rental Reform

Rogue Landlords to be listed on new Property Portal

The government has outlined how a new ‘portal’ will carry the rogue landlords database and be available to the general public. In...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour council claims selective licensing ‘makes rental homes decent’

Oxford’s private rented sector faces its biggest shake up in over a decade with the start of a new licensing scheme...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists want council to recruit staff to catch rogue landlords

Media reports from Cambridge say that rent protesters in the city are to demand the council employs staff dedicated to chasing...

30 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The Trope of the Rogue Landlord - does it drive policy?

In an ideal world, home ownership would be the accepted way for everyone to live, with people enjoying the security, warmth,...

27 August 2022

From: Agent Advice

We’re Off! Quarter of landlords to sell if Section 21 is abolished

The government has been given the clearest signal yet that substantial numbers of landlords will quit the sector if radical reforms...

25 August 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

Massive fine for landlord failing to maintain two HMOs

A landlord has been hit with a huge £23,000 fine for failing to properly maintain two HMOs. Landlord Lystra Dorval from Ilford...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords fined millions in latest enforcement crackdown

PropTech firm Kamma says total fines for agents and landlords have now topped £8m in London alone with a £238,000 increase...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent controls council pays housing boss £280,000 a year

Bristol’s Labour council has made a name for itself with policies shifting power from landlords to tenants. Earlier this year the Mayor,...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Councils failing to enforce regulations on rogue landlords

A Freedom of Information request by a newspaper has unveiled the almost complete lack of activity by local councils when it...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Failure to licence HMO lands landlord with hefty fine

Another landlord has been hit with a substantial fine for failing to licence an HMO. Ryan Antony Otto, a director of Otto...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

HMO minimum space standards may be changed by council

HMO minimum space standards may be changed by council A council has launched a six week consultation on proposals to change size...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Anger as politicians accused of caving in to landlords

There has been an angry response by some politicians in Wales to the decision by the Labour administration to delay implementation...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned and added to Rogues' Database!  Council swoops on landlord

A council has secured a banning order against a rogue landlord who was found guilty of failing to comply with legal...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour Rent Control advocate set to lose his job

Voters in Bristol have decided to abolish the city’s directly elected mayor following a referendum. The city was given the choice of...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial Labour council extends landlord licensing regime

A Labour city council that has already called for powers to impose rent controls has now extended its existing landlord licensing...

11 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

Newspaper campaign to scrap Section 21 and clamp down on landlords

The Mirror newspaper has launched a campaign to “make rented homes safer”. It says its campaign - called Safe As Houses -...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Town given £650,000 by Michael Gove to clampdown on landlords

Michael Gove’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has given £650,000 to one town to clampdown on rogue landlords. A statement...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Husband-and-wife landlords let HMO unfit for human habitation

Husband-and-wife landlords Robin and Susan Kirstein have been landed with a massive fine for letting a home that was deemed by...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Seven landlords removed from lettings register by council

Local media in Scotland report that no fewer than seven landlords have been struck off the register of landlords operating in...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Giles Atkinson, Director of Atkinson McLeod

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Giles Atkinson and I’m one part of...

03 March 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Council pledge to fine landlords “keeping deposits unnecessarily”

A council says it’s going to clampdown on landlords who are “keeping deposits unnecessarily” and agents “charging unpermitted fees.” The pledge comes...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Bigger fines for landlords and more compensation for tenants - Khan

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan wants rogue landlords to pay bigger fines and more compensation to tenants. He is also introducing...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour chief demands rent controls and powers over landlords

The mayor of Labour-controlled Bristol council is teaming up with local anti-landlord activists to look at how to introduce local rent...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Conservatives increasingly keen on helping renters rather than landlords

A poll of Conservative voters shows strong majorities for higher taxes on second homes and empty properties, and tougher demands on...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Four rogue landlords penalised by council

A London council has secured banning orders against four rogue landlords after they were found to be letting an unlicensed and...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter backs Boris Johnson levelling up rental reforms

Campaigning charity Shelter says the government’s rental reform programme is “a crucial step forward”.  The Levelling Up White Paper insists landlords ensure...

03 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

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