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From the windows to the walls

BPF Policy Officer Matthew O’Connell takes a look at the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund and discusses whether it is beneficial to the Private Rented Sector. 537 more words

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Landlords: the new border agents in the UK’s securitisation process By Sharon Leahy (University of St Andrews)

The UK Immigration Act 2014 is the State’s newest incarnation of its securitisation process, fuelled by the sentiments of a Conservative government and an increasingly insecure neoliberal society. 729 more words

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The Living Rent Campaign: Six Point Manifesto

Affordability of housing, or rather the lack of it, is a theme I return to on this blog on a regular basis.  I like to promote what others are doing such as the campaigning of the… 159 more words


My ambitions and hopes for Brighton and Hove

You don’t have to be born here to love Brighton and Hove, but I hope that my Hove-resident grandparents would be proud that, after a decade as a councillor, I am now one of the people seeking to lead Brighton and Hove after the next local elections in May. 612 more words


Swansea City Council at the forefront of Private Rented Sector engagement in Wales

For the past three years, the Wales Co-operative Centre have been funded to work with private rented sector landlords and their tenants, local authorities, credit unions and support providers. 344 more words

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Standing out from the crowd

As Government considers how the private rented sector might best be held to high standards, BPF Policy Officer Matthew O’Connell puts forward the case for an industry led landlord identification scheme. 542 more words

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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