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The Association of Residential Letting Agents has released the text of its evidence to MPs probing so-called ‘revenge evictions’.

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This year’s average two per cent rise in rents in prime central London will be beaten in 20125 by a predicted 2.5 per cent rise according to one of PCL’s top letting agents.

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A Conservative council criticised for introducing a licensing system for HMO landlords says the scheme is justified because in recent years 92 per cent of private rental properties inspected have failed basic health and safety checks.

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A row has broken out over a proposal by yet another local authority to introduce a selective licensing scheme which would require private landlords owning properties in certain areas of the town to obtain a £600 licence to operate.

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MP sets out 'revenge evictions' claims

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A Liberal Democrat MP is accusing landlords of conducting so-called revenge evictions and re-letting properties where “unsanitary and unsafe conditions – such as exposed electrical wiring, severe damp, or serious infestations – are ignored.” 

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Lettings franchise giant Martin & Co has entered into a five-year £5m loan facility, less than a year after being listed on AIM and raising £4m in the process.

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A landlords group is working with a local authority to launch a charter to improve private rented homes.

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A body calling itself the Campaign Against Landlord Licensing is calling on those against local authority licensing regimes to contribute towards a judicial review of one council’s policy, seen as a test case which may determine the future of the policy elsewhere.

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One of the three mandatory ombudsman schemes regulating lettings agents claims that 74 per cent of students have significant problems with their accommodation. 

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Strict controls on the conversion of Worcester properties into HMOs have been put in place by the local council. 

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