There was a whopping 42 per cent rise in referrals to The Property Ombudsman last year according to the annual report for 2014, released this morning.
The GMB trades union has launched a scathing attack on the private rental sector which it says will benefit if the Conservatives win the election and enact their promise of allowing housing association tenants to buy their homes.
Wirral council is the latest authority to introduced a selective licensing scheme, in this case covering parts of Birkenhead and Wallasey.
Labour and Conservative policies for housing and property have been criticised heavily by sectors of the industry - now it’s the turn of the Liberal Democrats.
Glasgow council is introducing spot checks on HMO properties with the sanction of banning rent collection from tenants if an HMO is found to be unlicensed.
Online letting agency easyProperty has hit out at Labour’s proposed lettings industry reforms, reported earlier this week on Letting Agent Today.
A landlords’ association has attacked the Green Party for adopting what it calls “a one-sided view of the private rental sector” in its manifesto for the May 7 general election.
A landlord has been fined £16,000 and has to pay costs of £1,500 for failing to undertake his landlords’ gas safety duties on a westcountry property.
The father and son chairman and chief executive of Winkworth have attacked Labour’s plans to control rents, if elected, which are cuasing “concern” in the market.