A campaign against a council’s landlord licensing scheme wants to take the authority to judicial review - and is appealing for cash via a crowdfunding platform.
easyProperty chief Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has denied using his personal fame and the strength of his brand to “exploit” small investors buying shares in the new online agency.
Labour has set out yet more details for its reform of the private rented sector should it come to power in next year’s General Election, with several key elements.
This week’s Labour conference is set to reaffirm the party’s controversial three reforms of the private rental sector - proposals which have already been condemned by much of the industry.
One of the major funding avenues being explored by new online lettings service easyProperty, crowdfunding, has achieved 126 per cent of its target - and is still going strong.
A landlords’ body is inviting a council to a meeting this week to justify its proposal to extend a licensing scheme from HMOs to every single privately rented property - but so far the local authority has refused to say whether it will attend.
Some 40 per cent of letting agents in England have not yet signed up to a mandatory redress scheme - and in less than two weeks' time they risk a fine of £5,000 or even possible closure.
Eviction and rent collection specialist Landlord Assist is the latest body to be concerned about the private members’ bill being introduced by Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather in a bid to control so-called ‘revenge evictions’.
A landlord criticised for letting tiny apartments which one national newspaper described as “worse than prison cells” has hit back - and says he should be given an award.
There is growing concern that a government-backed Private Members’ Bill, attempting to outlaw so-called ‘revenge evictions’, may lack the evidence to justify a change in the law.