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New measures to clamp down on rogue landlords

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Fresh proposals designed to crackdown on rogue landlords who force susceptible tenants to reside in substandard, overcrowded properties, have been announced by the Housing Minister Brandon Lewis. The suggestions made by the…

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Buy-to-let mortgages to be overseen by BoE

Growth in the buy-to-let sector could soon come to a very abrupt end if the Chancellor George Osborne presses ahead with plans to regulate those mortgages available to landlords. The Chancellor announced…

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Right to Rent policy to be rolled-out

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The Home Office has announced plans to roll-out the Government’s Right to Rent policy across England, following a successful pilot in the West Midlands. From the start of February next year all…

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Trading Standards warning over silent killer

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The Trading Standards Service has issued a warning to consumers after independent tests on CO alarms found that eight out of 10 failed British Standards tests. The warning comes as new Smoke…

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New smoke alarm laws passed

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The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations have finally been passed in Parliament, giving Landlords and Managing Agents until 1st October 2015 to comply. Following final scrutiny of the measures in…

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TPO expels another agent

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West London estate agents Bruten & Co Limited has been expelled from membership of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) for a minimum of two years after failing to comply with parts of the…

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