• The Property Ombudsman receives Government approval to provide lettings redress

    New legislative changes will make it a legal requirement for all letting agents to register with a redress scheme. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has approved The Property Ombudsman (TPO) to provide a free and independent redress service to landlords and tenants as part of new legislative changes affecting letting agents. Today’s

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  • Landlords Gas Safety Responsibilities – Why to take them seriously

    Landlord jail term for gas safety breach 29th Nov 2013 A London landlord who rented out a property in Tottenham Hale and after repeatedly trying to repair and fix his botched attempt at illegally installing a boiler, has been successfully prosecuted by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and received a jail sentence. The landlord

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  • Universal Credit – What is it?

    The Government has announced new procedures for benefit payments under the universal credit system when it is rolled out from 2013 onwards.  It means the end of direct payment to landlords for rent as we have known it.  The intention for the new procedures will apply across the board to local authority tenants, housing association

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  • Demand for housing had continued to strengthen

    “Demand for housing had continued to strengthen” Bank of England reports for more info visit http://www.arla.co.uk/news/october-2013/“demand-for-housing-had-continued-to-strengthen”-bank-of-england-reports.aspx