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Landlord Today

05/01/2015

Tenants should be offered indefinite tenancies, says think tank

Tenants in the private rented sector should be given new rights to stay in their home as long as they want, according to Civitas. & nbsp; The think tank also suggested that tenants should receive guarantees that their rent will no...

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Landlord Today

19/12/2014

Crown court slams landlord

A Southall landlord who refused to comply with planning laws has been served with a confiscation order and given an 18-month conditional discharge. & nbsp; Bhupinder Singh Gill of Lady Margaret Road, Southall, appeared at Islewort...

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Landlord Today

19/12/2014

More unwelcome surprises regarding deposit protection

The Court of Appeal has handed down a decision in the case of Charalambous v Ng on tenancy deposit protection. & nbsp; & nbsp; Tenancies where deposits were taken before tenancy deposit legislation came into force in 2007, which...

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Hazel de Kloe

18/12/2014

What to Know Before You Buy Your Next Investment Property

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Landlord Today

18/12/2014

Water bill warning for Welsh landlords

New Welsh Government regulations under the Water Industry Act come into force from 1 January. All landlords with properties in the Cymru Welsh Water and Dee Valley Water authority areas will become jointly liable for tenants & rsquo; water debt

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Landlord Today

17/12/2014

Landlords owed more than £800m in unpaid rent

A third (32%) of landlords in the UK & ndash; approximately 500,000 & ndash; say they have experienced rent arrears in the past 12 months, according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA). & nbsp; The rese...

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Landlord Today

11/12/2014

Suspended sentence for plumber who deceived landlords

A plumber has received a suspended sentence for putting the lives of landlords & rsquo; tenants at risk after deceiving landlords by claiming he was Gas Safe registered. & nbsp; Keith Downie supplied gas safety records to the la...

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Landlord Today

11/12/2014

Another Shelter report hits out at private landlords

A new report from Shelter claims 61 per cent of private sector tenants have suffered a major problem such as damp, mould, leaking roof or windows - and that amateur, rather than intentionally rogue, landlords may be the biggest culprits. ...

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Landlord Today

11/12/2014

Want fewer voids and higher rent? Let near a station...

A new analysis of the British lettings market shows that two-thirds of privately rented property in the UK is within one mile of a railway or underground station. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Younger residents of city and town...

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Landlord Today

08/12/2014

Oxford HMO landlord fined £11,500

An Oxford landlord was handed fines totalling & pound;11,500 when he appeared before Oxford Magistrates Court last week. Juan Zaide Avila, 48, of Waynflete Road, was prosecuted after Environmental Health Officers from the City Council...

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Landlord Today

05/12/2014

Revenge eviction fight “not over”

Landlords who were relieved when the Tenancies (Reform) Bill failed to progress last Friday can & rsquo;t sleep easy quite yet & ndash; the quest to end & ldquo;revenge evictions & rdquo; now appears in the Deregulation Bill. T...

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Landlord Today

04/12/2014

Stamp duty reform announced

Landlords looking to expand their rental portfolio will benefit from an overhaul to the stamp duty system announced in the autumn statement. Anyone completing a property purchase after 00.01 on 4 December will face a new set of rules whi...

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