Thursday 7th February 2019

Luton Council has successfully prosecuted an unscrupulous landlord for letting three unlicensed houses in which several people lived in squalor. Zenith Accommodation Ltd and its director Mohammad Mallick, of Ivy Road, Luton, faced charges last week at Luton Magistrates Court of managing Houses in Multiple Occupation at 36 Dorel Close, 79 Cromwell and 3 Cromwell Road, which were not licensed and breaching safety regulations...

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Thursday 7th February 2019

Cooperation has been identified as key to improving standards in the private rented sector (PRS), according to a report by Kate Faulkner, property market analyst and commentator. The report, commissioned by TDS Charitable Foundation, calls for cohesion between sections of the industry to ensure tenants and landlords are fully aware of their rights and responsibilities...

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Thursday 7th February 2019

Councillors in Burnley are expected to extend the existing selective licensing schemes in Trinity, Gannow and Queensgate, as well as introduce a new scheme in Daneshouse with Stoneyholme. Following on from a 12-week public consultation, the council’s executive will almost certainly renew the existing selective licenses in Trinity, Gannow and Queensgate, which are due to expire this year, while also making Daneshouse and Stoneyholme a selective licensing area for the next five years...

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Thursday 7th February 2019

A new exclusive holiday buy-to-let product has been launched by Legal & General Mortgage Club in collaboration with Leeds Building Society Legal & General Mortgage Club members will have access to Leeds Building Society’s exclusive holiday let mortgage from tomorrow, and it will be available until 31 May 2024...

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Wednesday 6th February 2019

Rental prices in Scotland increased further in the fourth quarter of 2018, the latest data shows. The Scottish national average increased to £771 per calendar month, up 5% year-on-year, and takes just over a month to let at 32 days, amid growing demand for rental accommodation, especially larger properties, as reflected by a 10...

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