Tuesday 18th December 2018

A Judicial Review of the government’s controversial Right to Rent policy, which forces landlords to undertake immigration checks on prospective tenants, will get underway today. The government faces a challenge to its scheme, which began operating nationwide in 2016, after the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) won the right in June to launch a High Court case against the Home Office’s scheme obliging landlords to check the immigration of would-be tenants...

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Tuesday 18th December 2018

A buy-to-let landlord in Luton has been ordered to pay £8,510 by Luton Magistrates Court for continuing to rent out a poorly converted garage despite being ordered to stop. Changhaiz Ishaq of Dallow Road, LU1, defied a prohibition order on his property and instead allowed tenants to live in dangerous conditions despite it being deemed unsafe for occupancy by the council...

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Tuesday 18th December 2018

BTL landlords should take note of the fact that the festive postal deadline is rapidly approaching, with Thursday 20th December the cut-off-date for anyone hoping to send cards and gifts with a first class stamp if they are to arrive before Christmas...

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