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Rogue landlord fined £20,000

Willesden Magistrates Court recently ordered a landlord to pay fines of £20,000, costs of £4,678 and a victim surcharge of £170. A landlord in Wembley came to Brent Council Housing Enforcement Officers’ attention following a tip-off from council tax officers that the landlord was attempting to claim a single person’s discount for the property when […]

New Guidance for landlords and tenants

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has published new guidance for landlords and tenants. The government published the guidance earlier this month to ensure that landlords and tenants understand and fulfil their respective rights and responsibilities. Rental issues can arise on both sides, but the aim of the guidance is to help […]

Regulation of Property Agents

The government has launched the Regulation of Property Agents working group. The group will take forward the government’s commitment to implementing: Regulation of letting agents Minimum entry requirements for the sector A Code of Practice for the sector Fees limits and Right to Manage powers for long leases.   Our previous post can be read here The […]

Funding for councils to crack down on ‘rogue’ landlords

The Ministry of Housing, Communities, & Local Government (MHCLG) has announced a £2 million funding boost for local authorities to tackle ‘rogue’ landlords. Local authorities will be entitled to bid for funding to step up enforcement action against landlords who offer inadequate or unsafe properties.  The funding will assist local authorities develop and test innovative […]

Rent to Rent agent fined

The local authority of Waltham Forest has successfully prosecuted an agent who was unlawfully subletting a property in breach of the HMO regulations. The agent applied for a license for the property to be used as a single-family dwelling. However, the local authority carried out an inspection and discovered that the property was in fact […]

New Tribunal Forms

On 31st August HM Courts and Tribunal Service published a range of forms relating to the Housing and Planning Act 2016 in respect of rogue landlords and lettings agents in England. The Housing and Planning Act creates two new options for local authorities who have obtained a conviction against a landlord or letting agent for one […]

Tenant Fees Bill

The Government has now introduced the Tenant Fee Bill to the House of Commons. The Bill proposes to ban landlords and their letting agents from requiring private tenants and licensees in England making payments in connection with any tenancy. Our previous post can be read here. Below is a summary of the Bill. The ban […]

Database of Rogue landlords and property agents

The government has issued guidance on when and under what circumstances local authorities in England may make an entry on the ‘rogue’ landlord or agent database. The database was established following the introduction of the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The database is designed to help local authorities track agents and landlords that have been […]

‘Rogue’ landlords and property agents.

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Database of Rogue Landlords and Property Agents) Regulations 2018 will come into force on 6th April 2018. The Regulations only apply in England and set out what information should be included in the database. Specifically, the information will include: Name and address whether individual or company; Local housing authority […]

Banning Order Regulations approved

This month the draft Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Banning Order Offences) Regulations 2017 were approved by both houses of Parliament. Our previous post on banning orders can be read here. The Regulations were put forward by Lord Bourne in the House of Lords. In summary, with the introduction of banning orders the government is […]

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