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Westminster November Round up - 17 November 2017

Housing stole the Westminster headlines this week, as Prime Minister Theresa and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid took to the road on Thursday with promises to tackle the housing crisis.  In Barnet, Mrs May said it was her ‘mission to build the homes the country needs and take personal charge of the Government’s response’.  n Bristol Mr Javid highlighted the need ... more

Tenants cannot live in consultations, warn landlords - 16 November 2017

A “giant leap” is needed to tackle the housing crisis, according to Communities and Local Government (CLG) Secretary Sajid Javid MP. However, the RLA has warned the communities secretary that words are not enough – what landlords and tenants need is action to boost the supply of homes. In a speech on the housing market today Sajid Javid said the country ... more

Liverpool landlords warned over fire safety as council closes down THREE bedsits - 15 November 2017

Landlords in Liverpool are being reminded to make sure their rental properties are fire safe after Liverpool City Council prosecuted three bedsits which were deemed to be a 'serious' fire risk for tenants. The accommodation in this cases was above a commercial premises in Toxeth, where officers uncovered a variety of hazards at the property. The property had been poorly converted into eight ... more

RLA demands 'single identifiable person' in Hackitt response - 15 November 2017

The RLA is calling for every residential building to have a single identifiable person who is responsible for assessing and overseeing fire safety measures, as it publishes its submission to the Hackitt review. Currently, important fire safety improvements risk not being taken, because the responsibilities for the various aspects of fire safety are shared between the owners of a block, the fire services, ... more

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