Landlord Law

Update on mandatory licencing

Posted by on 02/06/2015 at 3:20 pm

  Published by Landlord Today on Friday, 29 May 2015 by Emma Lunn   New information has come to light about the Government’s plans to licence landlords. In a speech last week, Prime Minister David Cameron called for a new licensing scheme to tackle landlords who “cram” their houses full of illegal immigrants and powers […]

Rotherham landlords call for judicial review

Posted by on 27/02/2015 at 10:13 am

  Published by Landlord Today on Tuesday, 24 February 2015   Landlords in Rotherham have called for a judicial review of local authority plans to introduce a licensing scheme. The move echoes the recent successful legal action by a landlord against a similar idea in Enfield, north London. The Rotherham scheme, in line with many […]

Tenants should be offered indefinite tenancies, says think tank

Posted by on 09/01/2015 at 10:00 am

  Published by Landlord Today on Monday, 05 January 2015   Tenants in the private rented sector should be given new rights to stay in their home as long as they want, according to Civitas. The think tank also suggested that tenants should receive guarantees that their rent will not increase above inflation. In a […]

UK landlords unfamiliar with new immigration checks

Posted by on 30/12/2014 at 12:33 am

  Published by Property Wire on Tuesday, 23 December 2014   UK landlords do not fully understand the new immigration checks they are being required to undertake and those already doing so are not happy about it, new research shows. Landlords in the West Midlands are already compelled to check the immigration status of would […]

Abbot calls for rent controls at 50% of annual council tax bill

Posted by on 11/12/2014 at 11:34 am

  Published by Landlord Today on Wednesday, 10 December 2014   Labour Mayoral hopeful Diane Abbott MP has called for a system of private sector rent controls in a paper published today with renter rights campaign Generation Rent. Under the proposals, monthly rents could be no more than 50% of the local annual council tax […]

Landlords Petition Downing Street Over “Unscrupulous Tenents”

Posted by on 10/11/2010 at 1:33 am

Published by Residential Landlord Association on Monday, November 8th, 2010   The Residential Landlords Association is adding the voice of its member landlords from the private rented sector to a major Downing Street petition next week. Their target is the country’s “unscrupulous tenants” who use the law to live rent free while hiding behind a […]

Homebuying: A contract to keep the gazumpers from your door

Posted by on 29/09/2010 at 2:30 pm

Published by Guardian Esther Shaw and Jill Insley; Sunday 26 September 2010   A housing forum aims to do more to empower buyers, but are the upfront costs any guarantee of success? Homebuyers and sellers could have access to a new contract which reduces the risk of a sale failing as early as next year, […]

Shapps promise to landlords: no more red tape

Posted by on 14/06/2010 at 5:29 pm

Published 10 June 2010 Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today announced that he will be scrapping plans to introduce new regulations on private landlords. There are one million landlords in England – nearly three quarters of which are individuals who may be renting a single room out. Of the three million private tenants in this […]