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Tenant ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work for unlawfully subletting home

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

In most cases, a tenant needs their landlord's consent before they can sublet their home, otherwise they risk breaking the term of their tenancy agreement and on that basis,…

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Call for carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in all properties to let

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Almost a third of renters in the UK do not have a life-saving carbon monoxide alarm in their property, with four in five unaware that it is their responsibility -…

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledges to introduce rent controls

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to give cities the power to introduce rent controls under a Labour government. Yesterday was the last day of the Labour conference…

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Buy-to-Let landlords earn returns of over 1,000% since 1996

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Investing in the buy-to-let sector has proved a shrewd move for many private landlords, with fresh research revealing that they have earned returns of more than 1,000% since 1996, trumping…

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May pledges additional £2bn for affordable housing

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Theresa May has pledged an additional £2 billion to build affordable housing, in a bid to "get Government back in the business of…

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Resurgence in tenant enquiries pushes rents up 3% in just one month

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

A recovery in tenant demand saw average rents in England and Wales hit £904 last month, Your Move claims. Richard Waind, director of Your Move, said an increase in tenant enquiries, up by a quarter in London alone,…

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Treasury told 'Reform Capital Gains Tax to help lettings sector'

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The National Landlords' Association appears to be first off the starting blocks with its submission to government ahead of the next Budget, scheduled for November 22. A statement from the association says its focus has…

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Monthly boost for rental property supply

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The number of new rental property listings increased by 2.4% during August compared to the same month a year ago, the highest rate…

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Around £2.5 billion a year handed out to landlords renting out 'non-decent' homes

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Rogue landlords receive in the region of £2.5bn a year for renting out 'non-decent' properties, which includes homes that are unsafe, do not meet basic health and safety standards, in serious disrepair and infested with vermin,…

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Proposed ban on letting agent fees will drive up rent

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Letting agents will compensate for potential losses resulting from a future ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants by increasing rents, it has…

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