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Sadiq Khan says London election will be vote on rent controls
March 8, 2020 / by Asktenants.co.uk

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is launching his re-election campaign with a challenge to Boris Johnson to allow rent controls to be introduced if Khan wins another term in office. Khan said victory on 7 May would mean Johnson could no longer ignore demands for the policy as he would be “ignoring the democratic will of… Read more »

Leasehold property buyers ‘misled by developers’
March 1, 2020 / by Asktenants.co.uk

If you are considering buying a leasehold flat, this is a must-read news article to understand the potential hidden charges. Hidden charges include rapidly increasing ground rents (doubling every 10 years in some cases) & permission fees to make changes to your property (including small changes like painting your door) and excessive maintenance charges. Don’t… Read more »

Tenants can now sue landlords for disrepair
March 1, 2020 / by Asktenants.co.uk

MORE renters than ever before will be able to take their landlords to court over problems including cold and damp homes from next month. Around 1.4 million people are currently living in poor quality properties, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. But under the Homes (Fitness for… Read more »

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