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Letting agents must now offer tenants a redress scheme

Lettings agents have taken the private rented sector a step along the road to regulation of the industry that many tenants and politicians have been demanding. 357 more words


New Code of Practice for The Private Rented Sector

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has launches a new code of practice for the private rented sector.

The code, unveiled at the RESI 2014 conference in Newport, is part of a package of measures being introduced to improve the private rental sector. 90 more words


BPF Media Manager Lizzie Lambert sums up the themes and messages from this year’s RESI Conference in Wales, where the private rented sector dominated discussions. 522 more words

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Are landlords going to be turned into UK border police?

It was announced last week (3rd September) that the government is to start running pilots in areas in the north of England from the beginning of December under Section 22 of Immigration Act 2014 where all landlords, including private sector landlords, will have to take ‘reasonable’ steps to prove a prospective tenant has the “right to rent”. 249 more words

250 days to go in Brighton and Hove

A Labour council elected in 250 days time will have very clear priorities for Brighton and Hove; to get the basics of local government such as refuse collection right, and to focus on the immediate priorities of the city and it’s residents: jobs, homes, schools and tackling the poverty and inequality that has grown under this Conservative Government. 490 more words