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A TV expose claims laws to protect tenants' deposits cannot stop what the network calls “one rogue letting agent”.

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A council has fined four landlords £13,500 plus costs in a clampdown on those who allegedly fail to manage and licence properties or comply with licence conditions.

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An ‘unfit’ landlord has been ordered to pay over £10,000 after a council probe revealed he had left his tenants to live in overcrowded, filthy and unsafe conditions.

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“We all live in a Robbie Fowler house.” That refrain, familiar to football fans who used to chant it back in the 1990s, may return this week when the former Premier League player relaunches his property academy for buy-to-let investors.

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The average rent in Scotland now stands at £699 pcm, some 3.6 per cent more than a year ago after big increases in demand in the country’s four largest cities, according to Citylets. 

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Rent rises across England and Wales have slowed to their lowest annual rate in over four years according to LSL Property Services - returns are now just 0.9 per cent higher than a year ago. 

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A trade union wants the Information Commissioners Office to instruct councils to reveal the names of the 20 individual landlords who between them have been paid over £14m in housing benefits in the 2012-13 financial year.

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Agent and law firm in pioneering link

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A Hull lettings agency is thought to be one of the first in the county to enter into a deal with a legal services provider to offer landlord clients with what is effectively an in-house law service.

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A third of private rented homes in England are failing decency standards according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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Norwich city council says 20 per cent of its 14,400 privately rented homes are suffering from ‘category 1 hazards’ according to a survey - and the answer to the problem, it claims, is to introduce a landlord licensing system.

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