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1,000 fine for HMO landlord who let squalid flat
 
A landlord who let his tenants live in a squalid and overcrowded shared flat over a shop was fined 1,000. A council team visited the house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Ilford, East London, and found a catalogue of offences. The landlord, Farooq Muhammad, was fined and must
     
Posted by on 12/12/2012 16:43:46
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Council plans to curb HMO shared houses
 
Landlords will need planning permission to switch family homes in to shared houses in multiple occupation (HMO) in Haringey, North London, as the council starts the process to clamp down on private renting. Councillors want to introduce article 4 planning constraints from Novemb
     
Posted by on 12/12/2012 16:39:08
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Landlords forced to refund rents after HMO convictions
 
Judges and tribunals are cracking down on wayward shared house landlords who fail to licence their properties with record fines. One landlord has just been ordered to pay 39,000 in rent back to six student tenants in what is believed to be the largest penalty handed down by a r
     
Posted by on 07/12/2012 12:01:58
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Paragon see virtue in going after bank licence
 
Talks between landlord mortgage specialist Paragon and private bank Hampshire Trust mark a shift in business strategy for the buy to let lender. Paragon is a thriving business anchored in providing property investment loans to professional landlords. The firm is one of few serv
     
Posted by on 05/12/2012 14:41:40
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Flawed rent surveys give false image of buy to let
 
Misleading property stats are giving a false impression of the private rental market, according to trade body the British Property Federation (BPF). The group claims unofficial surveys on rents in the marketplace from letting agents, landlord insurers and web sites are flawed.
     
Posted by on 05/12/2012 14:34:14
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