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Landlords accused of failing to address ‘serious home hazards’


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13 May 2019

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Landlords have been accused of failing to address potentially dangerous defects in their properties, with smoke detectors and electrical issues among the major household hazards identified in thousands of rented homes, according to a new report....

One in 10 tenants claim landlord not allowing them to switch energy providers


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29 Apr 2019

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Nearly one in 10 tenants claims their landlord or letting agent won’t allow them to switch energy suppliers, according to a new survey.

 

Of those surveyed by auto-energy switching service Migrate, 9% said they had been told they were not allowed to choose their own energy supplier, while another one in 10 tenants also claimed their landlord or letting agent had told them they were not allowed to have a smart meter installed....

Landlords to be issued with government guide to private rental reforms


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17 Apr 2019

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Landlords and tenants are set to receive a government guide that sets out recent changes in legislation aimed at reforming the private rental sector.

 

Two guidance documents have been published by the government in its latest effort to  crack down on rogue landlords, housing minister Heather Wheeler announced this week....

Zoopla bans ‘no DSS’ rental adverts


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25 Mar 2019

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Property website Zoopla is to ban agents and landlords from barring benefit claimants in rental adverts from April.

 

The move to ban ‘no DSS’ style ads comes after the government revealed a crackdown on landlords discriminating against tenants receiving benefits, and has been welcomed by landlord groups and homeless charities....

One in three Brits would be happy to rent for life


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18 Mar 2019

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One in three Brits would be happy to rent for life, a new study has revealed.

 

The research by Hillarys interiors found that 35% of people surveyed would rent forever if their rights as tenants' were improved....