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…
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A buy-to-let landlord has been banned from renting out a property after repeatedly broking housing laws. The landlord has a long history of poor property management and has been convicted on several occasions.
The landlord’s latest conviction, relating to three of his properties in Coventry, has seen him banned from renting out a property in England for 15 months. On top of the banning order the landlord was also fined £1,350 and have since been added to the national rogue landlord database. If the landlord breaches the order he could be imprisoned for 51 weeks and ordered to pay £30,000.
An Essex landlord has recently been fined over £20,000 for failing to properly maintain two HMO properties. The landlord was issues with 10 penalty notices all related to poor management of a few HMO properties in Essex. This is following the attempt of the District Council to work with the landlord since 2019 to help improve property standards.
Formal enforcement began with a final notice of work covering issues such as a faulty fire alarm, blocked fire escapes, insecure entrance doors, broken staircases, water leaks and dangerous electrics. The authority also reported that the tenants occupying the HMO had been threatened with eviction after highlighting problems, while several complaints were made by neighbours and others about anti-social behaviour.
A landlord in Bournemouth has been ordered to pay more than £2,500 in fines and court costs for failing ensure gas safety at four of his houses. The landlord pleaded guilty at Burnley Magistrates Court to four counts of breaching selective licensing conditions by failing to provide valid gas safety certificates when required to do so.
He was fined a total of £2,000 and ordered to pay £640 costs and charges. The landlord had previously been fined over £5,000 for similar offences. All the four terraced properties involved are in the Burnley Wood Selective licensing area.
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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
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