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Rogue Landlord Fined for HMO Failures

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Posted on 18th April 2014

A rogue landlord in London has been hit with a £10,000 bill after allowing his tenants to live in filthy, unsafe and overcrowded conditions. His licence to rent out HMOs is also to be withdrawn. ...

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Council Considers own Cambridge Lettings Agency

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Posted on 16th April 2014

Rogue lettings agents were branded “absolutely rotters” as councillors agreed to consider opening their own Cambridge lettings agency. Members of Cambridge City Council said there would be ...

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Letting Agent Regulation Opposed

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Posted on 14th April 2014

It would appear that the Government opposes statutory letting agent regulation according to a twenty three page ‘note’ written by officers at the House of Commons library. The newly released ...

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House Price Increases

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Posted on 10th April 2014

The latest Nationwide housing index shows house price increases of 9.5% for March this year compared to March 2013. This puts house prices at about 3% below the 2007 peak. Prices in London are up ...

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Professional Tenants most Preferred

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Posted on 4th April 2014

Professional tenants are the most preferred housemates. Those in shared accommodation believe that tenants with professional qualifications make the most ideal people to share with. This is ...

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Letting Ombudsman Not Enough

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Posted on 2nd April 2014

Requiring letting agents to join a letting ombudsman or other redress scheme may not address issues of financial protection according to the chair of a scheme campaigning for all agents to be in ...

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Student Flats Protest

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Posted on 31st March 2014

Residents have united against plans for a development of student flats after discovering that more student bedrooms were being built in Cambridge than houses. A public meeting held at the Ross ...

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Reluctant Landlords Decreasing

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Posted on 28th March 2014

Reluctant landlords in the private rented sector are on the decrease according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). Reluctant landlords is the name given to homeowners who ...

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Landlord Confidence Increases

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Posted on 26th March 2014

Landlord confidence has increased significantly in the past year according to new research, bringing a welcome boost to the letting sector. The survey by National Landlords Association (NLA) ...

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The Budget 2014 – Little for Landlords

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Posted on 22nd March 2014

The Budget 2014 had little in it for landlords and the lettings industry. There had been hope that Mr Osborne might radically reform stamp duty to remove the steep ‘thresholds’. This is ...

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Top Tenant Needs: Broadband

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Posted on 19th March 2014

One of the top tenant needs is now broadband. It is considered one of the most essential things that people look at when searching for a new home. According to new research from Gocompare.com, ...

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House Price Warning for Cambridge

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Posted on 17th March 2014

A house price warning for Cambridge has been issued by the City’s housing chief, saying that property costs are “near breaking point”. Councillor Catherine Smart, Executive ...

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Retirement Letting Sector Grows

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Posted on 13th March 2014

The Retirement Letting Sector is growing according to research from Prudential UK. This shows that 26% of retired households now rent, with a higher proportion of the younger demographic now ...

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Build to Rent Gets Taxpayer Money

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Posted on 11th March 2014

A shortlist for the government’s Build to Rent scheme has been announced. The Build to Rent Scheme encourages property developers to bid for a share of £1 billion of Government funding ...

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Landlord Licensing – Compulsory Schemes on Increase

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Posted on 6th March 2014

Landlord licensing under compulsory local authority schemes is on the increase. Landlords are rebelling at what they see as local government interference in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Such ...

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Happy Tenants in Private Rented Sector

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Posted on 3rd March 2014

Private tenants are happy tenants according to new figures in the English Housing Survey. Tenants in the private rented sector (PRS) are more satisfied with their home than less happy tenants in ...

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Challenge for Cambridge Letting Agents and Landlords?

City Council consider starting their own Cambridge lettings agency - view of river cam and Cambridge college
Posted on 27th February 2014

Two recent reports indicate a potential rise of a new property sector called Build To Let. Is Build to Let  a challenge for Cambridge letting agents and landlords? This is good news for the ...

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Mouldy Tenants?

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Posted on 24th February 2014

Have you got mouldy tenants? Given the wet and inclement weather we have been enjoying recently it is important that letting agents and landlords remember to include a check for black mould when ...

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New Town and Village for the Cambridge Area

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Posted on 21st February 2014

Despite thousands of objections planners are hoping to push through proposals for a new town and village for the Cambridge area. The proposals include a new town at Waterbeach and a village at ...

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Landlords responsible for carrying out Immigration Checks – Not Workable

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Posted on 18th February 2014

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has claimed the recent resignation of the immigration minister Mark Harper demonstrates that the Government’s plans to make letting agents and ...

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