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housing and planning bill
Apr 30 2016

Help amend the Housing and Planning Bill

The Housing and Planning Bill, which includes measures to tackle criminal landlords and letting agents. However, should the bill not be more balanced and address the issue of problem tenants, especially with the increase of criminal rogue tenants. The bill includes proposals to ban and fine...

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prosecute rogue landlords
Apr 20 2016

11 people found living in three-bed house

11 people found living in three-bed house in North Wembley London landlord faces prosecution. A rogue landlord in the North Wembley area of London rightly had a rude awakening during an early morning raids on overcrowded properties. To make matters worse the raid, carried out by...

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wrong advice for tenants
Apr 16 2016

Does the punishment fit the crime

We were staggered to read that a letting agent and her former boyfriend have managed to steal over £400k from a letting agent and its clients in Sutton Coldfield. The pair have been jailed for a total of seven years. Is this sufficient justice for...

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Is this the right future for rogue landlords

Whilst browsing the internet we came across a local news article. A landlord in the West Midlands has been issued a Criminal Behaviour Order. As part of the order the landlord must instruct a managing agent to handle his portfolio of properties to let. The ruling...

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Not all landlords are bad
Mar 17 2016

Not all landlords are bad

I read some interesting research carried out by the National Landlord Association. In light of the ongoing landlord bashing that seems to happen by the press, governments, and pressure groups on a daily basis, it is refreshing to read the report. It seems just over 80%...

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removing tenants
Mar 05 2016

Spare a thought for the landlord

I would like to share with you a situation that happened to us earlier in the year. An elderly lady visited our offices in September with an issue she had with a tenant. Through floods of tears she told me, that her tenants had not paid their...

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Do you have troublesome tenants
Mar 03 2016

Do you have troublesome tenants?

It is not news that becoming a landlord will bring with it several financial responsibilities, but while these aspects are often carefully considered by most landlords, there's one area that can be overlooked, the thoughts of the tenants themselves. Unfortunately, not taking this into consideration...

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too many tenant removals
Feb 16 2016

How many tenant removals is too many

How many tenant removals is too many? We were carrying out some market research and came across an interesting article regarding tenant evictions and the increase in removing tenants from their homes. According to the Ministry for justice, it seems that more than 170 tenants were...

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