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Government Wants to Ban “No DSS” Notices

Government wants to ban no dss notices

Last month, Minister for Housing, Heather Wheeler, made it clear that she intended to tackle the issue of “banning DSS tenants”. Despite this, it is still common for ads to contain the words “No DSS”. Indeed, the UK’s biggest landlord, Fergus Wilson, is infamous for banning DSS tenants from his properties, along with many other groups such as “coloureds, plumbers, and single mothers”.

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Tenants Take HMO Landlord to Court – and Win!

Tenants take HMO landlord to court and win

Most landlords don’t expect to be sued by their tenants, especially if the property they let is in good condition and the tenants have no cause to complain. But in a salutary tale published on the BBC3 website, four tenants took their landlord to court and were awarded £15k of their rent back. If this is sending shivers down your spine, be afraid, be very afraid.

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The Inside Scoop on Holiday Lettings

The inside scoop on holiday lettings

The holiday buy to let sector is booming. Thanks to sites like Airbnb it has never been easier to find tenants for short-term accommodation. It’s a highly competitive business, but if you own a nice property in a popular area, tenants won’t be in short supply. But despite the obvious attractions of letting properties out for weekends, mid-week breaks, and a week at a time, holiday lets are not all plain sailing. In fact, they can be hard work at times!

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Government Consults on Amending Section 21 Notices

Government consults on amending section 21 notices

In what could be the biggest change to the Private Rental Sector for many years, the government has announced it is consulting on whether to make fundamental changes to Section 21 notices. If the changes go ahead, landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants without providing a very good reason. The government claims the proposed measures will “make the housing market fit for the 21 century”.

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