Karen Buck MP gains government backing for bill helping tenants tackle rogue landlords

Karen Buck MP gains government backing for bill helping tenants tackle rogue landlords

Karen Buck MP (Labour) has gained bipartisan support for a proposal that will allow tenants to take legal action against landlords who fail to maintain safe standards for rented homes.  As part of the proposal, landlords must ensure that rental properties meet the required standards for rental homes at the...

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‘Right to Rent’ takes effect

The Government’s ‘Right to Rent’ legislation comes into power today. From today, English landlords will have to carry out checks to ensure tenants have the right to rent property. Landlords who rent to people without the right to rent face first time fines of up to £1000, and £3000 for...

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