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11/06/2017
 
Lord Sugar took home £181m in dividends last year, thought to be one of his biggest-ever paydays, despite suffering a 40pc slump in profits from his huge London property empire. The 69-year old tycoon and star of the BBC’s The ... read more »
 
18/05/2017
 
Home Information Packs are firmly back on the agenda. In an interview on the Eddie Mair show, Tory politician Michael Gove said that the idea could be revisited by a new Conservative government. The former Shadow housing minister, asked by Mair abo... read more »
 
16/05/2017
 
A lawsuit in the US is stirring interest in the UK – with questions being asked as to whether something similar could happen here. The States litigation concerns a home owner who says that a large chunk of money was knocked off the value of he... read more »
 
05/04/2017
 
As part of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, the government introduced a range of new measures available for local authorities in relation to their dealings with rogue landlords: civil penalties, rent repayment orders, banning orders and the introdu... read more »
 
03/03/2017
 
Letting agents in Scotland face criminal sanctions if they do not sign up to a mandatory register, laying down a marker for what could happen in England if licensing were introduced south of the border. The official guidance warns: “It will be... read more »
 
23/02/2017
 
A landlord who converted a house into two flats without planning permission has been ordered to pay £108,000 following legal action by a local authority. Mohamed Omar Hassibi, 64, was prosecuted for breaching a planning enforcement notice requ... read more »
 
13/01/2017
 
Home owners are being warned yet again about scams where criminal groups target empty properties to apply for a mortgage or loan. The scams are not new and the reason for the timing of yesterday’s warning is unclear, but the National Fraud Int... read more »
 
12/01/2017
 
A total of 31 people have been removed from the UK following implementation of the Right to Rent regime which showed they were illegal immigrants with no right to live in private rented accommodation. The figure, revealed in a parliamentary reply in... read more »
 
11/01/2017
 
Most New Year’s resolutions have probably already been broken by now but Simple Landlords Insurance is hoping the Government is still feeling receptive about change. The insurer’s latest Landlord Voice poll showed that repealing the mort... read more »
 
09/01/2017
 
He keeps saying he is selling up but Britain’s best known buy-to-let landlord Fergus Wilson is still apparently very much in business – and has issued new letting criteria. Posted up on a Facebook page for residents of Ashford, Kent... read more »
 
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