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Nottingham's landlord licensing plan gets green light - 21 July 2017

Controversial plans to introduce landlord licensing across swathes of Nottingham have been given the go-ahead – and are now being sent to the Secretary of State for approval. The council's executive board voted unanimously to approve the selective licensing scheme, which will see landlords pay up to £655 per home. The scheme, as proposed initially, would have covered the whole of the ... more

Consultation on letting fees ban for Wales - 21 July 2017

The Welsh government has launched its formal consultation on plans for a Welsh lettings fee ban. Communities and Children Secretary Carl Sargeant AM launched the process this week, saying he wants to be ‘fully informed’ of the potential impact on landlords and agents before legislation is brought forward. Mr Sargeant said: “I believe the time has come to ask serious questions about ... more

Take our survey and help make renting better - 19 July 2017

We're working hard to make renting better for tenants, landlords and the whole sector. To do this we need high quality robust evidence to influence and support our policy and campaigning efforts. As part of our long term research strategy, we're conducting regular quarterly surveys with landlords and agents to identify trends across the sector and how different policy changes are affecting ... more

‘Broken’ recalls system is costing lives, says new report - 19 July 2017

The UK’s product safety and recall system is not fit-for-purpose and putting people’s lives at risk, according to a new report. The RLA’s Residential Property Investor magazine has been working with London Fire Brigade to promote its Total Recalls campaign asking for changes in manufacturing, communications and access to information surrounding product recalls. Millions of UK households are using potentially lethal ... more

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