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TVís history man may back asylum student housing plan
 
Television historian Dan Cruickshank may back a campaign to restore a former asylum for the insane that is currently student housing.

The BBC presenter is to call in on grade 2 listed Chestnuts House in Walthamstow, East London, to decide whether to back a call for lot
     
Posted by on 23/09/2013 11:30:29
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Switching tenants on to changing energy suppliers
 
Energy watchdog Ofgem has stepped in to clear up confusion between landlords and tenants over the right to switch suppliers.

Ofgem is concerned that tenants who want to switch to cheaper supplies are denied the right Ė and reckons 77% of those who could make the change
     
Posted by on 13/09/2013 17:04:33
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Smart units conquer space as alternative student housing
 
Space is the final frontier for the designers of new student housing that squeezes all mod cons into a floor area of just 108 square feet.

The clever Swedish architects had a brief from the countryís Lund University to come up with cheap, eco-friendly accommodation for
     
Posted by on 13/09/2013 16:58:27
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Is there any virtue in Paragonís sentiment surveys?
 
Buy to let mortgage statistics can be read two ways Ė like the latest feel-good survey from Paragon Mortgages.

The headline takeaway the lender wants everyone to notice is 40% of landlords feel more optimistic about their prospects for their property business.
     
Posted by on 13/09/2013 16:53:51
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HMO licensing cuts seaside town crime by nearly half
 
Crime and antisocial behaviour has dropped by almost half in a year since selective licensing for shared houses was introduced in one of Britainís major seaside towns.

Now, due to the success of the campaign, councillors want to roll out the house in multiple occupatio
     
Posted by on 11/09/2013 09:45:53
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Student leaps to safety from HMO fire
 
A student had to jump to safety from the first floor of a shared house and five others managed to run from the flames when fire broke out.

Now, the landlords Yu Chang has to pay more than £6,000 for flouting house in multiple occupation laws at Cambridge Magistrates co
     
Posted by on 10/09/2013 09:33:41
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HMO was rented out for five years without a licence
 
A landlord who rented out a shared house for five years without applying for a house in multiple occupation licence must pay more than £6,000 in fines and costs.

Harjeet Johal, 25, of Coventry, admitted failing to obtain a HMO licence for a house shared by five tenants
     
Posted by on 09/09/2013 09:32:18
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Green campaigners see red over EPCs
 
A green campaigning group has accused the government of failing to crack down on landlords who flout energy performance certificate laws.

Buy to let landlords and letting agents must provide an energy performance certificate (EPC) no longer than 28 days after a home is
     
Posted by on 06/09/2013 16:34:20
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Fake Tan Ruins 370 Mattresses For Student Landlord
 
Student landlords are browned off with students whose fake tans rub off on their beds and ruin mattresses.

Landlords offering furnished housing are finding the tanning lotions leave indelible marks on their bedding, which is costing them thousands of pounds to replace.
     
Posted by on 03/09/2013 13:17:40
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Students Kick Off HMO Petition Protest
 
Students at Hull University are campaigning to force a council debate on action to curb the number of houses in multiple occupation (HMO) in the city.

Hull University Union wants at least 1,500 students to add their names to a petition to tilt the balance for a debate
     
Posted by on 03/09/2013 09:12:25
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