Landlords

Charity says it ‘defies belief’ that renters evicted during a pandemic

24/03/2020

Shelter has warned that legislation to suspend new eviction cases during the coronavirus pandemic does not go far enough as 20,000 evictions set to go ahead.

Next mayor should ‘step up’ fight against rogue landlords, group says

09/03/2020

Half of London’s boroughs did not fine any landlords for letting out unsafe homes in the past year, new research reveals.

Councils secure funding to tackle criminal landlords

17/01/2020

Councils across England are to share more than £4m to target criminal landlords and letting agents.

Council chiefs welcome £4m ‘rogue landlord’ fund

03/01/2020

Local authorities have welcomed a funding commitment by the Government aimed at cracking down on criminal landlords and letting agents.

Rogue landlord fined for ‘endangering lives’

11/12/2019

A landlord in Birmingham has been successfully prosecuted and ordered to pay close to £20,000 for breaching housing regulations.

Consultation on opening up ‘rogue landlord’ database to public launched

22/07/2019

The Government has launched a consultation on proposals to open up its rogue landlord database to the public.

Over 500,000 social housing tenants in poverty due to smoking

27/06/2019

Over half a million social housing tenants are living in poverty due to the cost of smoking, anti-smoking campaigners say.

PM calls for new housing design laws

26/06/2019

The Prime Minister yesterday called for new design laws to ensure high-quality homes in a speech dismissed by Labour as a ‘lame duck announcement’.

Labour considers abolishing council tax for renters

04/06/2019

Labour Party is considering proposals to replace council tax with a ‘progressive property tax’, which would be payable by property owners rather than tenants.

New guidance for enforcement officers faced with rogue landlords

09/04/2019

The housing minister has announced that two new guidance documents are now available to help local authorities crack down on rogue landlords.

Peers recommend tax incentives for seaside landlords

04/04/2019

Landlords have welcomed a proposal by peers that they should be given tax incentives to improve their properties in seaside towns.

Council spending on tackling ‘criminal landlords’ down a quarter

28/02/2019

The amount councils spend on tackling landlords who break the law has been cut by a quarter in recent years, according to the latest analysis.

Whitehall must stop ‘rogue landlords’ receiving public money, council says

22/01/2019

Brent Council has urged the Government to stop rogue landlords who fail ‘fit and proper’ tests from receiving housing benefit.

Councils failing to protect tenants from ‘rogue landlords’

29/11/2018

Tenants and good landlords are being failed by a system unable to root out criminal landlords, the results of a freedom of information request show.

Brokenshire proposes specialist housing court

13/11/2018

The communities secretary has announced he is considering establishing a specialist housing court to deal with disputes between landlords and tenants.

Whitehall launches selective licensing review

20/06/2018

The Government has announced it is launching a review into selective licensing to find out how well it is working.

Councils failing to stop ‘revenge evictions’

18/06/2018

Local authorities are failing to protect private renters from ‘revenge evictions’ despite new legislation designed to protect tenants.

Redbridge cracks down on ‘rogue landlords’ with licensing scheme

04/06/2018

The Government has given the go-ahead for the expansion of a new licensing scheme across Redbridge to help the council improve conditions for private renters.

London’s boroughs throw weight behind ‘rogue landlord’ database

22/05/2018

All 33 of London’s boroughs have now signed up to the capital’s ‘rogue landlord checker’ database, mayor says.

Burnham proposes ‘rogue landlord’ amnesty

25/04/2018

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has proposed an amnesty for ‘rogue landlords’ in an attempt to drive them out of the private rented sector.

Council chiefs call for ‘minimum’ £30,000 fine for rogue landlords

23/02/2018

Rogue landlords who commit serious housing offences should be fined a minimum of £30,000, council chiefs say.

Database leaves dodgy landlords with ‘nowhere to hide.’

19/12/2017

The mayor of London today launched a new public online database which will enable people to check ‘dodgy’ landlords and letting agents.

Private landlords call for help reclaiming UC rent arrears

05/12/2017

Landlords are calling for a mechanism for them to reclaim any rent arrears built up by Universal Credit (UC) claimants who move out of their property.

MPs call for compulsory installation of CO alarms

08/11/2017

MPs yesterday called on the Government to make it illegal for a landlord not to install carbon monoxide alarms in post-Grenfell building regulations review.

Landlords dodge nearly £200m of tax in London borough

14/08/2017

Up to 13,000 landlords in one east London borough have failed to declare their rental income to the Government, the local council has found.

London mayor ‘names and shames’ criminal landlords with new database

26/04/2017

The mayor of London yesterday announced the launch of an online database that will ‘name and shame’ criminal landlords and letting agents in the capital.

'Dangerous rogue landlord benefit scam' costs taxpayer millions

07/04/2017

Council chiefs are calling on the Government to close a loophole in the law which enables rogue landlords to carry out a dangerous and costly housing benefit scam.

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