After scores of councils across the country have introduced selective licensing, one has bucked the trend and after extensive consultation decided against such a regime.
Banning letting agents levying fees on tenants and extra tax breaks for landlords who sign up for a national accreditation scheme have been proposed by Chartered Institute of Housing.
"The Association of Residential Letting Agents’ latest TV campaign begins this evening with advertisement slots in the Midlands, north east and south west regions.
One of the country’s largest surveys of landlords shows that over half of them would never use an online letting agent over a traditional high street agent.
A council has demolished an illegal outbuilding that was being used as a bed in a shed' after a rogue landlord failed to comply with a planning enforcement notice - and is planning to bill the landlord for up to £10,000 in costs.
Private landlords in Brent will be forced to pay £350 to subscribe to a compulsory five-year licensing scheme after the local authority rejected opponents’ arguments.
The government has ended the uncertainty over the start of the lettings sector’s compulsory redress regime with the news that it will begin on October 1 according to the National Landlords' Association.
The number of landlords - amateur and professional - offering short-term lets has trebled in the last year according to a rental website.
A local authority is shortly ending an amnesty under which landlords could seek an HMO licence even if they should have had one already.
Pet owners are more likely to rent, will take up longer tenancies and pay more rent - so it is poor business sense to exclude them, according to LetRisks.