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Landlord faces agent who owes her £20,000

Landlord faces agent who owes her £20,000

07/07/2015

Channel 5’s ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ is set to show how one rogue operator gives good letting agents a bad name. Margaret Wilson faces the agent that owes her £20,000 in a perfectly captured showdown on Wednesday 8th July at 9pm. Margaret Wilson owns two rental properties in Oxfordshire. Two years ago she handed them… Read more

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Three landlords face financial ruin on – Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlord

29/06/2015

The second episode of Channel 5’s ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’, due to air on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 9pm, will feature three separate landlords all facing financial ruin as a result of troublesome tenants. Calling on the expert help of Landlord Action to help regain possession of their property and chase outstanding arrears, Founder… Read more

Sub-letting scam exposed by Channel 5 in first of six-part series with Landlord Action

Sub-letting scam exposed by Channel 5 in first of six-part series with Landlord Action

22/06/2015

On Wednesday 24th June 2015 at 9pm, Channel 5 will air the first episode of ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’, a six-part series following leading eviction specialists, Landlord Action, and council teams from across Britain, as they deal with the gritty side of the UK’s buy-to-let industry, exposing problematic tenants and dishonest landlords. With 8 million… Read more

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Rent Control is not the easy answer

17/06/2015

Rent controls and similar policies which are thought to work well in other countries cannot be easily replicated in the UK’s private rented sector, according to findings from a new interim report by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The interim report, published on the day that Labour leadership hopefuls gather for… Read more

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Property TV launches on Sky

03/06/2015

Property TV officially launches on Sky Channel 238 on Monday 15th June 2015, however, programmes have been showing since 1st June so why not give them a look this evening. Between 6pm and 8pm you will see 10 second advertisements sponsored by LettingSupermarket.com. This is their initial pilot into TV advertising since the successful completion… Read more

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ARLA report 32% of agents saw rent increases in April

26/05/2015

32% of ARLA letting agents reported that rents increased in April, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) monthly Private Rental Sector (PRS) Report for April. The report found that tenants living in the North West were the most affected by monthly rent increases in April with 46% of landlords reporting an increase… Read more

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Landlord Action raises £18,000 for charity at “Rumble with the Agents” boxing event

25/05/2015

On Thursday 21st May 2015, Landlord Action hosted a first for the property industry – a white collar charity boxing event. It was a sell-out success with nearly 300 estate agents, landlords and developers attending to help beat the fundraising target and collect more than £18,000 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. Whilst guests enjoyed a… Read more

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New Immigration Bill welcomed by the NLA

22/05/2015

David Cameron announced a number of proposals to be tabled in a new immigration bill. The details of the Bill, which will be a central part of the new Government programme to be announced in the Queen’s speech, next week, include: New powers for councils to crack down on unscrupulous landlords To allow landlords to… Read more

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50% tax relief on shares in the new Property118 portal

30/04/2015

When shares in Property118 Portal Ltd become available to purchase via our nominated crowd funding platform investors will attract a 50% tax credit on all shares acquired, e.g. buying £10,000 of shares would reduce your tax bill by £5,000 regardless of what rate of tax you pay. Furthermore, if/when those shares are sold there will be… Read more

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NLA critical of Labour housing policies

27/04/2015

Responding to Labour Party leader Ed Milliband’s announcement on new measures to cap rents, a legal requirement to disclose rent charged to previous tenants, and restricting tax reliefs for landlords who don’t keep properties to basic standards. Richard Lambert, CEO of the NLA said, “we understand Labour wants to assure tenants they have their concerns at… Read more

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Paul Shamplina helps landlord evict bankrupt Pete Burns

21/04/2015

A landlord claims to have suffered a mental breakdown due to the stress of renting to the former singer of 80s group Dead or Alive Pete Burns. The bankrupt singer was evicted from his London flat today after failing to pay more than £34,000 in rent. Paul Shamplina founder of Landlord Action, the landlords legal… Read more

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