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  • Adverts that stipulate ‘NO DSS’ could cost landlords up to £5,000 in damages and costs
    Housing charity Shelter has helped two tenants on benefits win out-of-court settlements after they were denied accommodation by a letting agent. Shelter is warning landlords who insist on ‘No DSS’ conditions within property adverts that they face heavy fines after the charity helped two tenants win legal victories over letting agents who wouldn’t rent to […]
  • Danny Butcher’s father calls for action on ‘evangelical style’ property academies to be regulated
    During an emotional interview uploaded to YouTube, the Butcher family talk about how Danny ended up taking his own life and how they feel about his involvement with property academies. The father of Danny Butcher, the former soldier who committed suicide after attending a property investment training academy and subsequently losing significant sums of cash, […]
  • Industry INSIDER shows LandlordZONE report on how agent referral fees can inflate prices
    Anonymous whistle blower says agents should be more honest about how they earn fees from landlords but that an outright ban would be unworkable. LandlordZONE has been sent an internal industry briefing document by an anonymous insider that reveals how much referral fees paid to letting agents are sometimes inflating what landlords are charged for […]
  • Break Clauses in Residential & Commercial Leases
    Tenant & Landlord Breaks: A break clause is common in both private residential tenancy agreements and commercial leases, therefore it is highly advisable that both landlords and tenants are familiar with the nature of break clauses in their lease and understand their rights. It is important to note that not all leases will include a […]
  • EXCLUSIVE: Oxford first to take up ‘MEES police’ powers
    City council has been given enforcement powers to fine landlords up to £200 for non-compliance with EPC regulations. The department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed to LandlordZONE that Oxford has become the first city council to take up direct powers to enforce Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for private rented properties. […]
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