Monthly Archives: April 2018

Members of the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee said vulnerable tenants needed greater protection. “The imbalance in power in the private rented sector means vulnerable tenants often lack protection from unscrupulous landlords, who can threaten them with retaliatory rent rises and eviction if they complain about unacceptable conditions in their homes,” said Clive

According to the BBC more than a quarter (28%) of private tenants in England have not complained about problems with properties they are renting because they fear “revenge evictions”, according to Citizens Advice. The charity wants the government to use a planned introduction of an ombudsman for private landlords to give more protection to tenants

9th April 2018: Nottingham City Council publishes their proposals for the Selective Licensing Scheme in Nottingham which will be decided on 17th April 2018. They drop the requirement for landlords to submit floor plans as part of the application process and increase the scheme projected costs from 21m to 25m, in addition, the staff assigned

All estate agents will be required to hold a professional qualification under new government rules to crack down on “rogue” operators. According to the government, there are 20.000 estate agent businesses across the country and it is a very open market, this is to further improve housing conditions. They will now be required to provide