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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.

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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’. 

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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.

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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. 

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Landlord's third conviction in two years

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A council has prosecuted a private landlord for the third time in two years for  breaches of the Housing Act 2004 and failures to propery manage HMOs. 

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Rent, don't buy, says Kevin McCloud

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Grand Designs self-build guru Kevin McCloud says people should rent and not buy their homes.

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A tenant has been ordered to pay almost £11,000 after trying to private let a housing association property on which he already owed £3,000 in unpaid rent.

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easyProperty, which launches today after months of anticipation within the industry, says it will ultimately expand to handle room rentals as well as its current lettings offering.

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A sweet-toothed lettings agent has been sacked after being caught on camera stealing a bar of chocolate from a property he was showing to prospective tenants.

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Countrywide claims there are now five tenants chasing each rental property, up from 4.2 tenants in August. 

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