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14th July 2023
No tolerance for HMO failings with huge fines issued

Two separate investigations in Camden and Mansfield involving unlicensed Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) led to sanctions for landlords and agents. West Northamptonshire is the latest council to announce a crackdown on unregulated and poorly managed properties. Serious fire safety failings In July 2023 Camden Council brought charges under the Housing Act 2004 and the […]

14th July 2023
Propertymark reiterate concerns over extension to Cost of Living legislation

Continued rising costs for landlords that impact increasing rent levels for tenants and the mismatch between supply and demand are exacerbated by the ongoing regulations. The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee sought views on the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 (Amendment of Expiry Date) (No. 2) Regulations 2023, which […]

14th July 2023
More must be done on leasehold reform

It's been five years since Propertymark started campaigning for leasehold reform and our latest report: Leasehold 2023: Has Anything Changed? shows that our members are still concerned and experiencing difficulties with a number of facets relating to leasehold law. Sustained research Following our 2018 report Leasehold: A Life Sentence, where we identified thousands of homeowners were […]

14th July 2023
Propertymark supports ASB Awareness Week 2023

Running from 3-9 July, the theme of the week is Know Your Rights. Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that almost 1 in 5 people have had to consider moving home because of the impact ASB was having on them; 1 in 10 have actually moved. Despite this, over half who were either a […]

14th July 2023
Leasehold 2023: Has anything changed?

In 2018 Propertymark published a report titled Leasehold: A Life Sentence? Based on the findings of that report, we helped to drive legislative change that has so far culminated in the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022. Following this change Propertymark decided to investigate whether anything had changed in the world of leasehold. We asked […]

14th July 2023
Only 5% of rents affordable for Local Housing Allowance tenants

Figures released by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) back up evidence given to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Commons Committee by Propertymark on 28 June 2023. Head of Policy and Campaigns Timothy Douglas warned MPs of vulnerable tenants being priced out of the market. The IFS report outlines that given 38% of private […]

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