Evidence mounts that more "Rogue Landlords" really are being punished

The early months of 2019 suggested that following the increase in powers and money to seek out and punish rogue landlords in the private rental sector, there had been an increase in warnings, court action and fines. While there was some scepticism that this might not last, the flow of reports suggests it has and that more landlords are being punished for illegal and unscrupulous behaviour towards tenants.

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What can cause a property to be unfit for habitation?

On 20 March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force. While some landlords might feel nervous about this, there’s really no need to. In terms of maintenance obligations, you’re not being held to any higher standard than you were before, and the act is really just empowering tenants to take action more effectively against sub-standard landlords.

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April Property News Round-up

The month of April is over, but much of the news that was reported lingers on, particularly in the housing market. Among the top topics that caught ours and the nations interest related to Brexit and housing market activity, rogue landlords and news that lender NatWest lifted its Buy-to-Let mortgage restrictions to allow so called ‘social security’ tenants.

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