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Town planning expert slams Right to Buy scheme

Giving housing association tenants the right to purchase their homes will do nothing to solve the UK housing crisis but instead is aimed at targeting new Tory voters, a Birmingham City University…

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New protection for tenants and landlords

Letting agents are now required to publish full details of the fees they charge. In addition, agents are also obliged to state whether or not they are a member of a client…

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NLA slams CAB report

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A new report which claims that landlords earn in the region of £5.6 billion a year from unsafe homes which fail to meet legal standards has been slammed by the National Landlords…

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Labour appoints new Shadow Housing Minister

Roberta Blackman-Woods (right), the MP for the City of Durham, has been named as the new Shadow Housing Minister, the Labour Party has confirmed. Professor Blackman-Woods, a sociologist with expertise in housing,…

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Regulation of the letting agents needed, says CEO

The newly elected Conservative Government should make the regulation of letting agents a priority in a bid to deal with unscrupulous letting agencies and help improve standards in the industry, according to…

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Labour plans for PRS would be disastrous – NLA

Labour’s plans to cap rents, ban letting agent fees, and restrict tax reliefs for landlords who do not keep properties to basic standards could have an adverse impact on the private rented…

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