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Minimum Room size in a Non HMO
I've recently been reading a RLA article on minimum room sizes for a HMO's that came into

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theartfullodger_626
09/01/2019 09:06

Crisis Christmas Advert
The Crisis Christmas Advert shows a man who has been made homeless after being given just 15 minu

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john_541
22/12/2018 12:41

What is RLA doing to defend s21?
RLA news section tells us about the Labour MPs lining up to denounce the "injustice" of s

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nicest landlord
11/12/2018 14:53

National Landlords Alliance
There is a new campaigning organisation for landlords. The chairman was interviewed on R4 You &

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Shaheen
04/12/2018 10:55

Licensing Schemes - Definition of an 'occupier'
An occupier occupies a property. The person can be a tenant (eg. assured shorthold tenancy) or li

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DPT
01/12/2018 23:56

Considering the case for a Housing Court: call for evidence
Hi all, I noticed that the RLA have publicised via their news e-mail a story about average reposs

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LLO
29/11/2018 11:04

Shelter campaign against "No DSS"
Guardian rag yesterday promoted Shelter's campaign to outlaw the practice of advertising prop

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DPT
09/11/2018 21:06

Newham selective licensing drafts - my response
I have received some draft licences from London Borough of Newham. Some landlords of this area ma

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Shaheen
26/10/2018 20:11

Dispute With Managing Ageny / Landlord
I have been in dispute with the managing agent of a flat I own for many years. The dispute concer

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Landlord Advice Team
20/09/2018 11:02

Energy Efficiency Improvements - Is the RLA serious?
In todays (09/08/18) RLA Mailing the first item is on Energy Efficiency. It states the RLA is no

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Harper
07/09/2018 22:34

GDPR
Does an individual landlord where the property is let through an agent but manages the property t

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LLO
07/09/2018 09:59

Tenancy length - RLA's proposal for tax incentives taken on board in consultation process
''Financial incentives could be offered to landlords willing to offer long term tenancies

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Shaheen
05/07/2018 10:58

latest round of landlord bashing
2 days ago a Tory MP has introduced a report suggesting landlords should LOSE ALL TAX RELIEF.

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nicest landlord
27/06/2018 21:45

RLA forum secures top spot ahead of Landlordzone

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Shaheen
11/06/2018 09:15

Rogue landlord fined £370k
''Yunus Oomerjee, 56, of Framewood Road, Slough illegally converted a Harrow home into ei

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Harper
05/06/2018 09:01

Section 24 Mortgage interest relief and stamp duty petition
There is a Petition Reintroduce full mortgage interest relief and drop the 3% stamp duty surcharg

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elbowe
29/05/2018 08:58

Fighting Selective Licensing
Blackpool council have some selective license arears for which I have duly paid my license fees.

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DPT
03/05/2018 09:59

Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force, but not funded adequately
The local councils in England are obliged to widen their net to prevent homelessness and support

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Shaheen
03/04/2018 19:01

Gov back down on 18-21 yr old housing benefit
The Guardian reports that Esther McVey has led the government in dropping the 2015 initiative to

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Shaheen
29/03/2018 19:30

Paul Brown and RLA - Campaign heroes
''A court ruling that certain basic safety requirements cannot be built into a housing la

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Shaheen
10/03/2018 12:36

Right to rent wrong?
RLA is stepping up its campaign against right to rent. Usually I support their campaigns b

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nicest landlord
02/02/2018 09:59

Rent controls by the back door perhaps. Please look at reports flagged up...
The Anti-Poverty Task group; hand in glove with Joseph Rowntree Trust & Savills have created a so

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elbowe
11/12/2017 14:19

Client Money Protection
As a landlord who manages property myself, do I need to have client money protection, or is it ju

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anonymouse
08/12/2017 18:04

Newham Council Selective Licencing (Extension)
I am a licensed landlord in Newham. I understand that their current selective licensing scheme e

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john_541
05/12/2017 11:40

London Borough of Newham awaits licensing decision
Enjoying it folks! The idiots of Newham have been waiting to learn if their application for the b

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john_541
23/11/2017 21:45

Manchester more licensing
Well done to RLA for reporting Mcr council's extension of licensing with such dubious justifi

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nicest landlord
11/10/2017 11:13

Labour at it again
When will they ever learn? Jeremy Corbyn has promised rent controls if Labour are elected.

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elbowe
29/09/2017 12:16

Brighton & Hove proposed Selective Licensing Scheme
We have fortuitously become aware that Brighton & Hove are consulting on a licensing scheme for n

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Landlord Advice Team
15/08/2017 09:08

Liverpool Licensing
Landlord licensing tell me I must use their clause verbatim relating to anti social behaviour in

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Dave B
25/04/2017 16:32

Muddled Government Thinking
Recently took possession of a new apartment which I bought off plan. I arranged the mortgage just

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elbowe
24/03/2017 11:22

Muddled Government Thinking
Recently took possession of a new apartment which I bought off plan. I arranged the mortgage just

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Silversurfer 2015
22/03/2017 11:39

Hammersmith & Fulham introduce licensing of Residetial Landlords properties
Dear RLA, We received today an email from the Council informing us of their intention to i

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john_541
15/12/2016 21:34

Senior Labour MP suggests Tax Breaks for offering Longer Tenancies
Hello members, A senior Labour MP has suggested tax breaks for offering longer tenancies.

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Harper
02/12/2016 14:33

recidence docunentation
one of my tenant provided a residence documentation endorsed on passport by UK agency which state

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elbowe
14/11/2016 09:57

Selective Licencing in Weston Super Mare North Somerset Council
I need all Landlords in Weston Super Mare to come together in unity to fight against North Somers

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The Shark
01/08/2016 12:28

RLA Finance and Tax Quarterly Survey
Hi all, We have recently launched our first quarterly survey on the finance and tax issues

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Tom Simcock
28/07/2016 16:08

West Bromwich borrowers £27.5m windfall
Thanks to Mark from property118 and his team for this victory. Some 300 to 400 borrowers and o

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UK2Morocco
13/06/2016 17:22

Residential Landlords Association or Residential Letting Agents club?
I went on an RLA course yesterday about repairs. The content was ok. I certainly learned a few thi

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UK2Morocco
21/04/2016 23:45

Buy to let tax

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UK2Morocco
21/04/2016 22:48

Clause 24 "Tenant Tax"
Dear All Please see/read link. Even if you can not pledge please share, share share. Once

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UK2Morocco
19/04/2016 16:03
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