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Issues with renting
Jan 14 2019

Could your parents be your landlord?

Is this trend still on the increase? I read an article from one of the major finance lenders and they claimed that number of parent/grandparent landlords will hit 2 million in 2019. With over 50% offering the purchased buy to let property to their children/grandchildren...

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landlord behind bar
Dec 20 2018

How do we target rogue landlords

The current legislative system which deals with rogue landlords, I believe is current inadequate and failing to deter those landlords who choose to prey on the less fortunate. One of the suggestions I have seen mentioned is a national database covering all housing-related convictions. Not quite...

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Nov 23 2018

Are the courts treating all equally

Are the courts punishing both rogue landlords and rogue tenants equally? I recently read an article where Folkestone Magistrates Court found landlord, Judith Wilson, guilty of failing to comply with an enforcement notice ordering her to supply hot water to a disabled tenant. Did Ashford...

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Key to HMO
Sep 24 2018

Another Licence for HMO properties

Have you obtained your new HMO licence? Commencing Monday 1st October any property that is being rented with more than five people who are sharing a common facility will require a new HMO licence. Common facilities include bathrooms, kitchens, stand alone toilets, etc. Yet again this...

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sex for rent
Sep 14 2018

Sex for rent hits the news again

Looks like another knee jerk reaction from politicians desperately seeking votes. It seems that now the Liberal Democrats are jumping on the landlord bashing to try gain votes. Yes, sex for rent is despicable but let’s get some perspective on this, as a percentage of...

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