All letting agents in the private rented sector in England will have to sign up to a scheme protecting both renters’ and landlords’ money under new laws by 01 April this year.
Legislation due to become law on 20th March may have unintended consequences, says Residential Landlords Association.
The government is to attempt to overturn the decision in the Court of Appeal a week after Right to Rent was criticised by a judge because it had lead to discrimination.
People buying new-build homes should be able to hold back 5% of the purchase price until the house builder has fixed any problems or defects with the property, says a new report.
Council bosses have demanded a London homeowner pay them £360,000 after they mistakenly sold him a £700,000 flat at half price.
Rules aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from renting properties are "discriminatory" and breach human rights laws, the High Court has ruled.
Five senior judges have thrown out an appeal by a developer who believed he didn't have to pay an estate agent a £42,000 fee.
A ban on Section 21, the process where landlords start an eviction, could have a negative impact on the private rented sector, new research suggests.
New rules for conveyancers are now in place in Britain aimed at helping home buyers make a more informed choice when buying a property.
The Government is working on a new house sale agreement for England which is set to make the process faster and avoid sales of homes falling through.
The Law Commission is proposing changes that would make it quicker and easier for leaseholders in England and Wales to take control of the day to day management of their building.
My daughter may pull out of a property purchase – will she have to pay her solicitor for work done so far?
Robert and Avril Smith sold thousands of tickets but broke Gambling Commission rules
Glasgow has taken action against the rise in the number of flats in residential blocks being let out on a short term basis, including Airbnb.
Legislation sponsored by Labour MP Karen Buck now set to come into force in late March after passing final parliamentary hurdle.
Lobbying group JCWI wins its day in court after being given green light by High Court in June.
A family of slum landlords who crammed 31 people into a suburban four-bedroom house has been ordered to pay back almost £250,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Judith Wilson, who owns 300 houses in Kent, ignored council enforcement notices
Landlords can, in extreme circumstances, forfeit long residential leases, leaving the owner homeless and the landlord with a valuable windfall. Property lawyer, Jeremy Stephen, considers a recent case.
A landlord's entire portfolio of 27 properties have been compulsorily taken over by Waltham Forest council in North London.
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