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Landlords proposals for law reform

Justice and the law

Law Reform from landlords Reading the excellent Landlord & Buy to Let Magazine today, I came across an article about the Residential Landlords Association’s submission to government with their top law reforms.  I thought you might be interested. These are the proposals: 1. Self regulation It is proposed that landlords who are members of approved…Continue Reading

Insurance – how it can be invalidated by tenants trivial criminal convictions

If your house goes up in flames - are you sure you will collect your insurance?

I am delighted to introduce another insightful post from housing consultant and former TRO, Ben Reeve-Lewis, this time on worrying aspects of insurance (which I touched on also last year in a previous post on insurance for lodgers). Criminal convictions and insurance I have recently become aware of quite an alarming development in private renting.…Continue Reading

Housing law reform and legal aid

Its always the tenants who suffer

There have been a lot of announcements recently from the government about housing law reform, and what they intend to do in the private rented sector.   Whether any of these proposals will actually come to pass is not certain.  However I (along with many others) am concerned about the approach taken by this government, both…Continue Reading

Government makes new announcements on the Private Rented Sector

Department of Communities and Local Government

There has been a positive flurry of tweets and emails crossing my computer screen today, preceding and then following, the announcement from the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Dept. about their plans for the Private Rented Sector. You can read the news item here, and the report itself can be downloaded from here. This follows…Continue Reading



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