Friday 18th January 2019

The number of buy-to-let purchases continues to fall, as reflected by a further drop in new buy-to-let mortgage lending. Fresh data from UK Finance shows that landlord investors took out just 6,100 new buy-to-let mortgages for acquiring properties in November, down 9% compared with the same month a year earlier...

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Friday 18th January 2019

Barnet Council is planning to introduce a stricter licensing scheme designed to clampdown on rogue landlords across the borough in north London. The council wants to replicate selective licensing schemes that have come into play in other areas, with prosecution or a civil penalty of up to £30,000 for landlords that fail to comply with the scheme’s conditions...

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Friday 18th January 2019

There is growing concern in Reading that thousands of landlords could soon face enforcement action if they do not sign up to new statutory licence, with the deadline just weeks away. Changes to mandatory Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing came into force in England on 1 October 2018, requiring properties with five or more occupants in two or more households to be licensed...

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Friday 18th January 2019

Assertions made by UK Finance that the leasehold system is not in need of major reform have been rejected by Leasehold Solutions. Speaking to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee this week, Matthew Jupp, principal of mortgages at the body representing high street lenders in this country, said that the leasehold market “as a whole works fairly well” and argued that there was no need for a major reform of the system...

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Friday 18th January 2019

A buy-to-let landlord in Glasgow will be left out of pocket after the renewal of her house in multiple occupation (HMO) licence was rejected following the discovery of a series of fire safety issues. The defects were discovered during an inspection by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) in October 2018 which found that escape routes were blocked, and furniture that had been left in hallways ‘posed [a] hazard’...

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