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84% of those who appeal tenancy deposit deductions get cash back

Five out of six tenants who appeal to a deposit protection scheme after their landlord withholds cash get at least some money back, official data obtained by MoneySavingExpert.com reveals.   Tenancy deposits paid on rental properties can sometimes be £1,000s, and their return is often hotly disputed,...

Britain’s worst landlord to take nine years to pay off string of fines

Property owner, with a multimillion pound portfolio, has at least 60 convictions for housing offences.   The fines cases heard at Highbury Corner magistrates court differ markedly.   It may host hearings for north London residents being chased for non-payment of their TV licence fee – where penalties as low...

Government unveils proposals for new Housing Court

The Government is seeking views on the creation of a specialist Housing Court to provide a single path to raise issues and settle disputes for agents, landlords and tenants.   It would replace the current system that leaves agents, tenants and landlords to pursue claims against one...

The latest UK yield hotspots for landlords revealed

Shawbrook Bank has released new data that shows exactly where the current best investment opportunities for landlords are in 2018.   In spite of a barrage of tax changes making it harder to make money on buy-to-let, there are still pockets of the market where investors can...

Tenant causes almost £6k worth of damage after refusing to pay rent

A tenant who caused almost £6,000 worth of damage to his rented home after refusing to vacate the flat, despite being served notice by his landlord, has pleaded guilty to damaging the property in Delabole, north Cornwall, between January and April this year.   David Pearson, 46,...

‘More must be done to stop the rogues’ government told

A lettings trade body has welcomed extra government funding for English councils to clamp down on criminal landlords.   But the Residential Landlords Association has said the extra resources are not sufficient in themselves to stop the problem of rogue agents and landlords.   David Smith, the RLA’s policy...

£2 million to crackdown on rogue landlords

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced a £2 million funding boost for councils to tackle irresponsible and rogue landlords.   A small minority of landlords continue to break the law and offer inadequate or unsafe housing – including to young families and others who are vulnerable to...

Brits now move house every 19 years

New data from Barclays Mortgages suggests Britons are now likely to stay in their homes for almost 19 years between house moves - a far cry from the seven years which was the average before the global financial crisis.   Data drawn up by Barclays and property...

House price growth falls to five-year low

House prices are rising at their slowest annual pace in five years, with growth falling from 2.5pc in September to 1.5pc in October, according to the latest figures from Halifax.   The figures mirror those released by mortgage lender Nationwide last week that showed growth had fallen from 2pc in September to 1.6pc...

Labour MP demands government clarity on moves against landlords

The Labour MP who chairs the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee in the House of Commons is pressing the government to explain what it is doing to combat rogue landlords in the private rental sector.   Clive Betts MP, in his capacity as chair of the...

Council threatened with a judicial review over ‘unlawful’ licensing plan

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has threatened Great Yarmouth Borough Council with a judicial review over ‘unlawful’ licensing plan because it has serious concerns over its selective licensing plans.   The local authority plans to bring rented homes in parts of the Nelson electoral ward into the...

Government sets out new rules for energy efficiency in PRS

Landlords to be required to install energy efficient measures in order to save tenants money and reduce carbon emissions.   Claire Perry, Energy and Clean Growth Minister, has announced that landlords will not be able to put homes on the market if they are EPC rating F...

Changes to the eviction rules now impact older tenancies

Good tenant selection can go a long way to reducing the likelihood that you will have to go through the eviction process, but the fact still remains that there is highly unlikely to be a landlord anywhere in the UK who is 100% immune from...