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Appeal Court win highlights illegal use of licensing scheme - 21 February 2018

The Court of Appeal has today ruled that councils cannot use selective licensing conditions to impose new standards on PRS homes. The case saw Paul Brown, a landlord in Accrington, challenging Hyndburn Council which sought to use its selective licensing scheme in certain areas of the borough to force the installation of carbon monoxide detectors and also to carry out electrical ... more

Sheffield landlord advice roadshow - 21 February 2018

Landlords in Sheffield are being invited to attend an evening of advice, debate and discussion that is being hosted by the Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA) this April. The landlord advice roadshow will be an opportunity for landlords to network with other lettings professionals, and hear from a range of speakers. Housing law expert, landlord and letting agent Carrie Kus, will be speaking ... more

Call of the Week - subletting without permission - 21 February 2018

One of the worst things that can happen to a landlord is finding out that their tenants have sublet a property without their permission. This can open up a can of worms for landlords that invariably causes all sorts of problems in moving all the occupiers out of the property. The problem A landlord called our advice team this week with a complicated ... more

Bristol launches consultation on additional HMO licensing - 21 February 2018

Bristol City Council has launched a consultation that is looking into proposals to introduce additional licensing requirements to 12 wards in the City. The twelve wards are Clifton Down, Central, Cotham, Clifton, Hotwells and Harbourside, Southville, Windmill Hill, Ashley, Bishopston and Ashley Down, Easton, Lawrence Hill, and Redland. If the licensing scheme gets approval following the consultation on the plans, landlords with properties ... more

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