LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

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Landlord Today

01/12/2014

Landlord made £40k a year in rent from property with tree growing through wall

Up to eight people were housed in & ldquo;appalling & rdquo; conditions in a former & lsquo;shortlife & rsquo; property that had been illegally converted into flats, Lambeth Council has discovered. & nbsp; Council office...

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Landlord Today

28/11/2014

The rise of Britain’s ‘part-time’ landlords

Britain is seeing a boom in & lsquo;part-time & rsquo; landlords where people are letting properties on the side to boost their main income, according to new research from LV= landlord insurance. It found that more than one in twent...

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Landlord Today

27/11/2014

ARLA and RLA comment on Tenancies (Reform) Bill

Both the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have aired their views about the Tenancies (Reform) Bill which has its second reading in Parliament tomorrow (Friday). The RLA has prod...

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Hazel de Kloe

25/11/2014

A Little Bit of Information...Can Be a Dangerous Thing!

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Landlord Today

25/11/2014

Families uprooted on whims of private landlords

The Citizens Advice Bureau has accused landlords of evicting families & ldquo;on a whim & rdquo;. In new research the charity claims that half of people seeking help from Citizens Advice about being evicted from their privately rent...

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Landlord Today

20/11/2014

How ethical are Britain’s landlords?

Contrary to popular stereotype, Britain's landlords are largely an ethical group according to research released today by Saga Home Insurance. In a poll of UK adults, 77% of tenants rated their current landlord as & quot;good & a..

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Landlord Today

19/11/2014

New Era tenants’ battle takes a new turn

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has waded into a bitter row about the plight of a group of East London tenants while the Tory MP caught in the crossfire has bailed out. Landlord Today reported last week & nbsp; how MP Richard Benyon was ...

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Landlord Today

19/11/2014

Barclays extends ‘Great Escape’ package to landlords

Barclays is encouraging landlords sitting on a standard variable rate mortgage to move to a better rate, by extending the & lsquo;Great Escape & rsquo; remortgage package to its existing buy-to-let range. The launch of the buy-to-le...

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Landlord Today

18/11/2014

Young workers say they pay more than 40% of their salary on rent

Young people across the UK have told the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Generation Rent that they face unaffordable housing costs, insecurity of tenure and exploitation by private landlords. More than 2,300 young people responded to a re...

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Landlord Today

17/11/2014

A third of tenants claim to have paid for repairs

A third of renters claim they have fixed something in their rented home themselves rather than asking their landlord to do it. This is one of the findings from research conducted by AA Home Membership. It says the average cost of a repai...

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Landlord Today

14/11/2014

Retaliatory evictions – make sure your voice is heard

The RLA has launched a campaign webpage in response to Sarah Teather MP & rsquo;s Tenancies (Reform) Bill, on so-called & lsquo;retaliatory & rsquo; or & lsquo;revenge & rsquo; evictions. The Bill receives its second reading ...

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Landlord Today

13/11/2014

Home Secretary meets with referencing firm over tackling immigration

The home secretary, Theresa May, has met with FCC Paragon, a service provider to the PRS, to revisit their proposal on tackling immigration in the UK, and listen to their concerns over the & lsquo;Right to Rent & rsquo; pilot scheme whi...

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