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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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Own shares in the new Property118 portal

16/04/2015

A new property portal enabling landlords and agents to list rental properties for sale (free of charge) has now launched on Property118.com The new portal which is the brainchild of Svetlana Alexander CIMA MA, and wife to Property118 founder Mark Alexander, is a completely ring fenced business in its own right. Marketing is planned to… Read more

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NLA makes it easier for tenants to check landlords

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has today (16 April 2015) launched its initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited; the National Register of Accredited Landlords. The announcement was made by Chief Executive Officer, Richard Lambert who was speaking at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual South West Conference. The Register, which… Read more

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CML statement of practice launched for Buy to Let

07/04/2015

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has launched a statement of practice, which has already been adopted by 31 of its Buy to Let lenders representing 90% of the market, and by all members during 2015. This statement is designed to provide clarity on how responsible Buy to Let lenders should operate and treat customers…. Read more

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Liverpool Licensing scheme concessions gained by NLA

30/03/2015

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is claiming a victory for landlords in Liverpool after gaining two significant concessions from Liverpool City Council (LCC) in the run up to the launch of their city wide licensing scheme. Although the Council has refused the NLA’s request to postpone the launch of the scheme – due to go… Read more

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NLA demands licensing delay in Liverpool as council criminalises Landlords

25/03/2015

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is demanding that Liverpool City Council (LCC) postpones the launch of its city-wide licensing scheme – due to go live on 1 April – because its current application process would put every landlord in Liverpool in breach of the law. The NLA claims that the current online application process provided… Read more

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HD Consultants Get Business MoneyFacts Award Recognition

20/03/2015

Property118 IFA partners HD Consultants won a podium finish in their first venture out to the Business MoneyFacts awards held last night. Howard Reuben, the Principal of HD Consultants, and his team won 3rd place “Commended” Buy To Let Mortgage Broker of the Year 2015. Howard said “recent trade press report there are about 16,000… Read more

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Budget 2015 – Government intend to make it easier to sublet!

19/03/2015

Almost buried on page 51 of the Budget Red Book the Chancellor gives a very brief outline of his intention to prevent the Private Rental Sector from stopping tenants being able to sublet. This document states: “Support for the sharing economy 1.193 The government wants to ensure that Britain is the global centre for the sharing… Read more

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Housing Minister has reduced powers of Councils to licence landlords

12/03/2015

Local councils will no longer have the clout to licence landlords across a whole borough or city after Brandon Lewis, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning announced reforms of Selective Licensing, restricting local decision-making powers. The changes are to come into force on 1 April 2015. Since 2010, local councils have had the… Read more

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Letting Supermarket Raising Funds via Crowd Cube

06/03/2015

This project was fully funded in just 7 days! For more details of the Crowd Funding opportunity please CLICK HERE For over two years ARLA members Letting Supermarket have been providing the following letting and management services to Property118 readers for just 4% of rent (minimum £24.99 pcm plus VAT). Visiting your property to take… Read more

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