Friday 20th October 2017

Labour’s symbolic victory over the rollout of universal credit on Wednesday night will have been welcomed by many buy-to-let landlords. Tory MPs were ordered to abstain from the commons vote on the flagship benefits reform, but up to two dozen Conservative MPs have said they may support a Labour motion, which called for ministers to ‘pause and fix’ the controversial welfare reform...

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Friday 20th October 2017

The secretary of state for Wales has called for greater protections for tenants and a crackdown on rogue landlords in Wales. Welsh secretary Alun Cairns wants to see Wales follow England’s lead and ban letting agents in Wales from charging tenant fees, while he also wants to see the introduction of a range of measures designed to protect tenants from unfair practices...

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Friday 20th October 2017

The findings of the BBC investigation into ID fraud linked to Right to Rent checks will come as no surprise to longstanding landlords. In fact, for those of us who followed the debate leading up to the implementation of the legislation, it was absolutely predictable that Right to Rent would lead to an increase in demand for black market identification...

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Friday 20th October 2017

Prime rents across the Home Counties increased further in the third quarter of the year as the market recovery continued, underpinned by rising demand, new figures show. Knight Frank’s latest index reveals the cost of renting in the region rose by 1...

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