Tuesday 12th March 2019

Buy-to-let landlords are often blamed, primarily by those under the age of 40, for the existing housing crisis because property investors acquire homes that could have been sold to a first-time buyer, but the reality is that while millennials’ frustrations are understandable, the supply of properties for rent is a vital part of housing provision...

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Tuesday 12th March 2019

A buy-to-let landlord who used violence and intimidation to illegally evict his tenant has been handed a suspended jail sentence and ordered to perform 150 hours of unpaid work. Lewisham Council decided to take action against Medin Renmiu, from Battesea, south west London, after he “pinched, punched and kicked” his female tenant who was trying to enter her rental property in Hatfield Road, New Cross, south east London...

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Tuesday 12th March 2019

Haringey Borough Council has given the go-ahead for borough-wide additional licensing to be introduced from 27 May 2019 for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The scheme will mean landlords renting a property to three or more people in two or more households across the London Borough of Haringey will have to obtain a licence from the council at an early-bird cost before 27 May of £500...

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