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I am preparing a summary of the 68 page report ' A qualitative research investigation of the factors influencing the progress, timescales and outcomes of Housing cases in County courts. ' published November 2018. Access will be provided to readers of this forum and to MHCLG ! However, to counter some of the myths in the report, I'm seeking responses to the following questions ; 1.  How long has it taken to get a Possession Order following submission of an N5b ( where there has
9:09 AM, 8th December 2018
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The 22nd November 2018 saw the launch of Hamilton Fraser Academy’s first ‘Legal update & compliance’ course. The SOLD OUT course, led by Susie Crolla of the Lettings Training Centre, provided a comprehensive look into the rules and regulations experienced throughout the changing lettings industry. Now more than ever it is important for letting agents to understand how their business fits into the market. Being up to date and legally compliant is now part and parcel fo
9:41 AM, 7th December 2018
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New research from the NLA shows 79% of landlords are only servicing the interest on their mortgages, not paying down their loans, as they contend with rising costs. This statistic has prompted the NLA to examine the narrative that tenants are just paying off their landlord’s mortgage. In a discussion paper launched in London last night, the NLA and PricedOut, the campaign for affordable housing, looked at both sides of the argument. The NLA holds that there are many costs to
11:58 AM, 6th December 2018
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Am I required to register as an HMO? I own two flats on the first and second floor of a building. My wife owns the ground floor flat and we live in that flat. The first floor flat is occupied by a couple with a single child, the 2nd floor flat is occupied by a single person. Grateful for any advice on this subject. Thank you. Michael Editors Note: An extension of the rules bringing a wider range of houses in multiple occupation (HMO) into the mandatory licensing reg
10:52 AM, 6th December 2018
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16:38 PM, 5th December 2018
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15:19 PM, 5th December 2018
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Government plans to protect tenants from poor living conditions through the expansion of mandatory HMO licensing look set to fall way short of their ambition. Figures obtained by Simple Landlords Insurance reveal the majority of local authorities don’t know how many unlicensed HMOs are in their area –...
10:20 AM, 5th December 2018
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Fergus Wilson: “The following is an extract from a letter from my MP, Helen Whately, dated 16th November, 2018, followed by response dated 29th November 2018″ The extracts read: I wrote to the Rt Hon David Gauke MP...
7:02 AM, 5th December 2018
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The government has now confirmed it will cut the maximum deposit for rentals of less than £50,000 from 6 weeks to a 5 week maximum.  The 6 week maximum will still apply for rentals over £50,000 per year. This decision as part of the Tenant Fees Bill was criticised the day before by the RLA and NLA: Click here to see the article....
10:50 AM, 4th December 2018
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Landlords would be ‘badly let down’ by the government if it cuts its new deposit cap from six to five weeks  – a move which would also make it harder for people to find homes to rent. A press report over the weekend claimed a reduction in the maximum level of security deposit landlords will be able to charge is now on the cards....

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