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Licensed homes reduces anti-social behaviour, claims councillor

By Marc Da Silva

There is a direct correlation between licensed rental properties and...

Landlord fined for changing the locks to keep tenant out

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been ordered to pay just over...

Private landlords in Wales offered free cladding tests

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords of high-rise buildings in Wales are being encouraged...

Brent moves closer to borough-wide landlord licensing regime

By Marc Da Silva

Most buy-to-let landlords could soon be required to licence their...

Council insists ‘homes are homes, not hotels’, as it aims to curb short lets

By Marc Da Silva

Southwark council in south London is warning local leaseholders to...

Sleazy landlord sentenced to 13 years in prison

By Marc Da Silva

A rogue landlord who forced susceptible women into prostitution and...

Government threatened with legal action over landlord immigration checks

By Marc Da Silva

The government is facing a legal challenge over its controversial...

Scottish court grants first private landlord disqualification order

By Marc Da Silva

The first disqualification order against a private landlord north of...

Landlord ordered to pay more than £235k for renting out illegal bedsits

By Marc Da Silva

A landlord has been ordered to pay in excess of...

The reputations of ‘good landlords’ being ‘tarnished by the bad ones’, says LGA

By Marc Da Silva

Local councils are calling on the government to close a...

Two-third of landlords unaware of new energy efficiency rules

By Marc Da Silva

Around two-thirds of buy-to-let landlords lack awareness of new Minimum...

Greater protection for landlords as CMP to be made compulsory for letting agents

By Marc Da Silva

There was good news for landlords and tenants yesterday after...

MPs call for greater powers to ‘clamp down’ on illegal lets in London

By Marc Da Silva

With a growing number of buy-to-let landlords in London now...

Many landlords are failing to protect tenancy deposits

By Marc Da Silva

A number of landlords putting their property investments - probably...

Short-term letting industry vow to stop landlords converting ‘homes into hotels’

By Marc Da Silva

The short-term letting industry, which includes the likes of Airbnb,...

Right to Rent causing landlords to discriminate against foreign students

By Marc Da Silva

Many landlords are being left with little alternative but to...

Landlords need ‘protection against rogue tenants’

By Marc Da Silva

The government has vowed to offer private renters extra protections...

Tenancy deposit schemes are ‘in urgent need of reform’

By Marc Da Silva

The recent closure of Morgan Hampton letting agents in Wimborne,...

Licensing scheme dropped after 'Tory revolt'

By Conor Shilling

A proposed selective landlord licensing scheme has been pulled after...

Landlords warned of dangers of ignoring new electrical regulations

By Conor Shilling

A property management firm has urged Scottish landlords to take...

Are you aware of your obligations as a landlord?

By Marc Da Silva

Landlord obligations can be difficult. Electrical safety, fire safety, deposit...

Government set to extend mandatory licensing of HMOs in England

By Marc Da Silva

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has ended...

Landlord body welcome Airbnb’s decision to enforce 90-day limit on short-term lets

By Marc Da Silva

Airbnb’s announcement yesterday that it is banning hosts in London...

Landlords not responsible for paying council tax, court rules

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords have welcomed an Appeal Court ruling that buy-to-let landlords...

Almost half of landlords refuse to let to those without a UK passport

By Marc Da Silva

Britons without a passport are struggling to rent due to...

Landlords continue to chase rental payments

By Marc Da Silva

Two landlords have issued complaints to The Property Ombudsman (TPO)...

Landlord jailed for remortgaging his parents’ house to expand BTL portfolio

By Marc Da Silva

A man has been sentenced to almost three-and-a-half-years in jail...

Harrow Council to impose new licensing rules on landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Harrow Council will take fresh measures to tackle rogue landlords...

Up to 70% of eviction notices could be illegal, says law firm

By Marc Da Silva

A large share of buy-to-let landlords trying to evict tenants...

Private landlords urged to brush up on legislation

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords and letting agents are failing to get to...

Landlords need support to deal with changing ‘illegal immigrants’ legislation

By Marc Da Silva

The Deposit Protection Service (DPS) wants to see more ‘support...

Landlord ordered to pay back £700,000 in ‘illegal rent’ is repossessed

By Marc Da Silva

A Cricklewood landlord who was ordered in September to pay...

Landlord association hits back at Corbyn's 'misguided' accusations

By Marc Da Silva

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has hit back at accusations...

One in seven renters breach tenancy rules

By Marc Da Silva

One in seven renters have broken one or more rules...

All letting fees should be covered by landlords, says charity

By Marc Da Silva

All letting agency fees should be paid by landlords, rather...

Campaign to reintroduce proposed landlord licensing scheme

By Marc Da Silva

A petition has been set up to overturn what has...

Court date set for potential judicial review of landlord tax relief

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords fighting to prevent punitive tax relief changes for buy-to-let...

Landlord accused of homophobic abuse

By Marc Da Silva

A landlord has been accused of hurling homophobic abuse at...

Cleaning remains a big problem for landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords are increasingly faced with dirty properties at the check-out...

The government wants to better protect your money – have your say

By Marc Da Silva

The government is considering its options when it comes to...

Property licensing seminars launched in London

By Marc Da Silva

Property licensing seminars will be held in London to help...

More than half of landlords unaware that tenant fees may be scrapped

By Marc Da Silva

If you are a landlord in England, Wales or Northern...

Landlords to challenge Redbridge Council’s planned licensing schemes

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords in Redbridge are being invited to put any questions...

Victory for landlords as council scraps proposed licensing scheme

By Marc Da Silva

A landlord group has successfully halted the planned introduction of...

Landmark case could have 'massive impact' for people renting in Scotland

By Marc Da Silva

Last week, a landmark case in Scotland highlighted the need...

Calls for greater powers to clampdown on rogue landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The government and local councils are not doing enough to...

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