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After three recent judgements rescinding charges
made for HMO licences on the grounds that they were excessive or
unlawful, the National Landlords Association has written to every
local council in England requesting that
richard25 November 2013landlords, HMO1 comment
new measures to combat illegal immigration announced in the
Queen's Speech earlier on this year continue to court controversy
both in the industry and outside of it.
The rules place the onus
richard06 November 2013landlords, landlord Regulation
The deadline for compliance to the new advertising
regulations for letting agents is November 1 and the advertising
watchdog along with consumer organisation Which? will be paying
close attention its implementation.
Agents have been
richard12 September 2013landlords, letting agents, ARLA
Regulation of letting agents in Scotland is
set to increase - but the Scottish government has promised that
landlords and agents will be consulted as the new level of
regulation is implemented.
richard09 July 2013landlords, landlord Regulation, agents
Last month's ruling by the Court of Appeal could
mean that private landlords who unwittingly broke the law with
regard to deposit protection will face legal action from their
The ruling, which has
richard04 July 2013landlords, tenants, tenancy deposit protection scheme, landlord Regulation, deposit
The Court of Appeal has made a landmark ruling,
decreeing that the payment of rent in advance
does not count as a deposit.
The decision comes from the case of Johnson vs.
richard04 July 2013landlords, tenants, agents, deposit, rent
The Queen's Speech in May raised the controversial
issue of landlords being forced to pay for immigration checks on
Now it seems that the government may have had the
opportunity three years
richard01 July 2013, landlords, tenants
Landlords to deal with anti-social tenants - or
risk losing rent
Landlords in England and Wales could be legally
obliged to follow their Scottish counterparts' example, and
register with a local council.
This would give
richard27 June 2013landlord complaints, landlords, tenants, lettings, letting law
New figures suggest that half of the
landlords in the country are not using a letting agent - suggesting
that there are considerable growth opportunities out there for
agents who are prepared to
richard19 April 2013landlords, letting agents2051 comments
Rent arrears have risen by up to sevenfold in the
wake of the decision to pay social housing tenants' benefits to
them, rather than directly to their landlords.
The scheme, known as Universal
richard20 March 2013landlords, tenants, Rent arrears4156 comments