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The Citizens Advice Bureau
has been forced onto the defensive after a Northamptonshire letting
agent accused it of "targeting" letting agents.
The controversy comes in the wake of an online survey by the
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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
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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
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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
Measures announced in last week's
Queen's Speech will place extra pressure on private landlords, as
they will now be obliged to vet tenants, due to
changes to the rules on immigration.
The Speech, which
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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
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A deposit protection scheme for tenants in Scotland was passed
by the Scottish Parliament on the 4th of March this year.
The law will come into force later in 2011 and is
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If you've been a landlord for a while, chances are you'll have
come across a variety of different tenants.
Read on below to read about five of the most common types of
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Rogue landlords are nothing new. However, with a rise of 40% in
the last five years in the number of people renting privately, it's
perhaps no surprise that complaints have increased too.
richard27 September 2011Shelter in England, landlord complaints, landlords, tenant referencing, tenants5130 comments