The Deregulation Bill, under which the government is introducing what is effectively a ban on so-called revenge evictions, will be debated in full by the Lords on Wednesday of this week before returning to the Commons for its final reading.
The elderly landlord who harassed the American tenants of a house she owned in East Anglia has been fined £2,000 and told to contribute £2,500 in costs.
The housing chief of a Labour-controlled local authority says the mandatory redress scheme for lettings agents will be nothing to prevent rogue landlords or so-called ‘revenge evictions’.
Legal & General has announced its first investment in the growing UK Build to Let sector with a specific project in Walthamstow and a general pledge to invest up to £1 billion.
The surge in private renting in recent years shows that purpose-built property to let is needed badly according to the British Property Federation.
The English Housing Survey - which housing minister Brandon Lewis says has an “excessive” cost at £4m a year - has received a ringing endorsement from landlords.
The proportion of England’s households that now privately rent has soared to 19 per cent, doubling in the past decade.
The Residential Landlords Association claims that Liverpool - which last week announced the country’s largest landlord licensing scheme - has cut the department that would police the scheme by up to 25 per cent.