The UK is experiencing the worst cost of living crisis in many years and at the same time the government is laying out plans to enforce stricter standards and punishments against rogue landlords. The government has announced that stricter standards are under plan to be brought in to eliminate unsafe and cold rental housing. As […]Read more
The rental market is more challenging than ever. Tenants are struggling to find budget friendly rental properties, and landlord and agents are struggling to keep up with licensing and energy efficiency regulations. At the same time, the UK is experiencing the worst cost of living crisis in many years… At Kamma, we understand that property […]Read more
Council enforcement is on the rise and is continuing to receive a lot of attention in the media. For example, BBC recently published a story around Leicester’s new selective licensing scheme that has been introduced to protect vulnerable people and improve standards of housing. At Kamma, we understand that property licensing is complex, inconsistent, and […]Read more
In the last couple of months there’s been a steady increase in Rent Repayment Orders, or RROs across the UK. Major news publications including the Sun are starting to pick up on stories about tenants that are applying for RROs and spreading awareness about tenants rights to apply for RROs – at the same time, […]Read more
We have seen some record breaking fines now in May, including a £300,000 fine handed out to a rogue landlord in Southwark. But it’s not just landlords that are getting fined, property managers all over the country are also experiencing increases in fines of non compliance… At Kamma, we understand that property licensing is complex, […]Read more
Total fines for letting agents and landlords in London have now surpassed £7.5 million for the first time ever. Not only are we seeing a big increase in fines handed out to landlords and agents, April has also been a record month for property licensing in the private rented sector with several new licensing schemes. […]Read more
This month Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, announced a plan to train more Private Rented Sector enforcement officers to help tackle a lack of inspections from councils, which has led to many landlords getting away with letting out potentially hazardous properties. The Mayor is also calling for a system where tenants have greater capacity to […]Read more
The Croydon licensing scheme rejection sends a clear message to local authorities. Earlier this month, Croydon Council was dealt a heavy blow by the Secretary of State of Housing, Robert Jenrick, after their application to extend a borough-wide Selective licensing was firmly rejected. The final decision came after a long wait for the council, whose […]Read more
Earlier this month university student, Megan Cole, won a Rent Repayment Order (RRO) hearing against their landlord and managed to successfully claim back a whole year’s worth of rent – a total of almost £35,000 shared amongst all 8 tenants. Following the hearing, Megan drew from her experiences and even wrote her dissertation on the […]Read more
The government’s new rogue landlord database was billed as a key tool for local councils to target the country’s worst landlords, but, more than six months after the system started, not a single name has been added – and even when some are added, the public will not be able to find out. Simon Goodley, […]Read more
How PropTech firm Kamma (formerly GetRentr) helps simplify the complexity of selective licensing schemes Simon Goodley, writing in The Guardian, discusses how measures to stop poor property management are patchy and confusing. You can read the full article here.Read more
On the 24th of February Kamma hosted a webinar for mortgage lenders and housing providers covering topic including: The Path to Net Zero (or as we like to call it – Property Zero) for UK Homes New regulatory responsibilities and risks for large portfolio owners Cost-effective ways to support tenants to reduce heating bills […]Read more
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