Landlord Licensing & Defence https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk Helping Landlords Avoid Massive Penalties and Fines Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:21:32 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LLDL-square-512x512-32x32.png Landlord Licensing & Defence https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk 32 32 Chancellor freezes LHA rent rates https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/chancellor-freezes-lha-rent-rates/ Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:21:12 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2516 25 Nov 2020 There’s widespread concern that a freeze on the Local Housing Allowance will worsen rental arrears. Although Chancellor Rishi Sunak failed to mention it in his speech to MPs yesterday, it was discovered afterwards that he had frozen the LHA from next year. The current rate was set in April to help tenants […]

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Tribunal upholds civil penalty notice and £8,852 fine on landlord https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/tribunal-upholds-civil-penalty-notice-and-8852-fine-on-landlord/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:18:51 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2511 20 Nov 2020 A £4,550 fine, one of several imposed by the council,  has been upheld after an appeal by the landlord was rejected by a property tribunal. Fenland council served five civil penalty notices on the landlord totalling £8852 earlier this year for failing to rectify safety hazards at the block of flats he owned. […]

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Landlords take government to court over evictions ban https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/landlords-take-government-to-court-over-evictions-ban/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:15:07 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2509 20 Nov 2020 The lawyer representing buy-to-let landlords who feel that they have been left with no alternative but to ask the courts to review the actions of the government to try and get back their properties from tenants who have huge arrears of rent, has issued a letter to initiate the proceedings. The letter, sent […]

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Success! We bat 5 over zealous council court summonses into the long grass – defending older landlord https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/success-we-bat-5-over-zealous-council-court-summonses-into-the-long-grass-defending-older-landlord/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:14:32 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2507 20 Nov 2020 A LONG READ – Well Worth it. Especially if you were born between 1950 and 1980 and, you are a LANDLORD. A client Of Landlord Licensing & Defence who has lived in abject terror for months due to bullying and ridiculous Local Council action had a Happy Outcome at Court today! Terrified […]

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Bailiff evictions back on for ’severe’ rent arrears https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/bailiff-evictions-back-on-for-severe-rent-arrears/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:28:07 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2466 17 Nov 2020 There’s been a further tweak to the eviction controls introduced in England for the duration of the lockdown, lasting until December 2. There has been substantial publicity for what is effectively a ban on evictions, which followed a letter from government to bailiff authorities asking them not to en force possession cases […]

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, Nationwide teams up with Shelter to SLAM Landlords https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/just-when-you-thought-things-couldnt-get-any-worse-nationwide-teams-up-with-shelter-to-slam-landlords/ Wed, 11 Nov 2020 09:59:12 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2461 11 Nov 2020 A new report makes searing claims about the performance and quality of landlords and their homes in the private rental sector. Almost inevitably it comes from campaigning charity Shelter, which has co-authored the study called Time For Change – Making Renting Fairer. It has been co-authored by the Nationwide. The report comes […]

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New HMO Rent Arrears Insurance launched https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/new-hmo-rent-arrears-insurance-launched/ Wed, 04 Nov 2020 14:47:53 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2441 04 Nov 2020 A new rent arrears protection service has launched to cater specifically for settings with tenants renting rooms rather than entire apartments or houses. Only My Share offers rent arrears protection to individual tenants, meaning that they and their guarantors are protected from being financially liable if a housemate doesn’t pay their rent under […]

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Huge arrears and 50,000 evictions in 2021, says academic study https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/huge-arrears-and-50000-evictions-in-2021-says-academic-study/ Wed, 04 Nov 2020 11:30:24 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2439 04 Nov 2020 An analysis of the private rental sector by the London School of Economics suggests there could be three times the current number of private tenants in rent arrears in England in the next 12 months. The research, conducted by the LSE for the Trust for London charitable foundation, says the areas could affect […]

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Council to crack down on Dorset Landlords in Dorset https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/council-to-crack-down-on-dorset-landlords-in-dorset/ Wed, 04 Nov 2020 08:28:44 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2437 04 Nov 2020 PRIVATE landlords who fail to stick to regulations and treat tenants unfairly can expect a tougher approach from Dorset Council. Senior council officers told a committee this week that they now had the backing, and funding, to adopt a tougher stance where needed, although will always try to work with property owners […]

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New Right To Rent guide for landlords with Covid changes https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/new-right-to-rent-guide-for-landlords-with-covid-changes/ Tue, 03 Nov 2020 15:22:44 +0000 https://www.landlordsdefence.co.uk/?p=2434 03 Nov 2020 The government has this week revealed temporary changes to the way landlords can check documents required for Right To Rent. There have been changes to allow requests for digital versions of documents, making checks on a video call, and how to approach situations where prospective tenants don’t have the document required.  The […]

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