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Landlord rating websites are here to stay
February 3, 2019 / by Asktenants.co.uk

Tenant rights UK:new fitness for human habitation bill means landlords can be taken to court if they don’t complete necessary home repairs. From March 20, tenants will be given the power to sue landlords who fail to adequately maintain their properties as part of a new law called the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act…. Read more »

Rent controls and no fault section 21 evictions
January 12, 2019 / by Asktenants.co.uk

The mayor of London has hinted that he is considering introducing rent controls across the capital in a radical overhaul of private rental laws. The proposed changes include ending section 21 “no fault” evictions, which the housing campaign group Generation Rent said have been the leading cause of statutory homelessness since 2012. “This law allows… Read more »

NatWest tells landlord to evict tenant on benefits or pay £2.5k in ERCs
October 21, 2018 / by Asktenants.co.uk

State-backed lender NatWest told one of its landlord customers to throw out a vulnerable tenant claiming housing benefits or stump up thousands of pounds in early repayment charges and find another lender – after digital broker Habito admitted incorrectly advising the customer Landlady was reduced to tears after NatWest said she had breached her mortgage… Read more »

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