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Bristol City Council desperately looking for properties in the PRS!

Filed in Landlords by on 8th December, 2022 0 Comments
Bristol City Council desperately looking for properties in the PRS!

Kathryn Hunter from the Bristol City Renting Team made a very good presentation at our last meeting on 1 December appealing for landlords to come forward with properties. The link below provides further details but the Council is prepared to be very helpful to landlords in an effort to reduce its temporary housing costs. So, […]

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Commons Select Committee Hearing into the Government’s White Paper proposals

Filed in Landlords by on 14th October, 2022 0 Comments
Commons Select Committee Hearing into the Government’s White Paper proposals

Click on the link below to see the evidence submitted to the Commons Select Committee by the NRLA, Generation Rent and Shelter as well as representatives of local authorities. The message I got from the local authorities is they want a system that is self funding – in other words, landlords have to pay the […]

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Rent freeze in Scotland – King Charles gets involved.

Filed in Landlords by on 6th September, 2022 0 Comments
Rent freeze in Scotland – King Charles gets involved.

King Charles III has been allowed to become involved in the rent freeze in Scotland. See the article from The Guardian attached. https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/oct/04/king-charles-allowed-to-vet-proposed-scottish-rent-freeze-law Photo of Nicola Sturgeon courtesy of zimbio.com

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‘STOP PRESS!!’ Rent Freeze in Scotland! Will it happen in England?

Filed in Landlords by on 6th September, 2022 0 Comments
‘STOP PRESS!!’  Rent Freeze in Scotland!  Will it happen in England?

Nicola Sturgeon has announced an immediate rent freeze in Scotland as well as a ban on winter evictions up to 31 March. Click the link to Property118’s coverage Property118 | Scotland’s rent freeze will see landlords ‘remove their properties’

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Telegraph article featuring ALLWESSEX committee member

Filed in Landlords by on 21st June, 2022 0 Comments
Telegraph article featuring ALLWESSEX committee member

Dorian Hardacre, committee member for ALLWESSEX, has had comments published in an article in The Telegraph. This was in response to the government’s white paper. ALLWESSEX is pleased that such a well respected news source has published information that exposes the government’s drive to win votes while at the same time having little or no […]

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Will it really be “A fairer private rented sector”?

Filed in Landlords by on 16th June, 2022 0 Comments
Will it really be “A fairer private rented sector”?

The long awaited government white paper has been published today, 16 June. It contains a raft of proposed measures that bear down on landlords, so is it really a fairer system or simply government looking for votes and bending to those that shout the loudest? There are plenty of newspapers commenting on it on the […]

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Last call!! – The Bristol anti landlord brigade are at it again!

Filed in Landlords by on 14th March, 2022 0 Comments
Last call!! – The Bristol anti landlord brigade are  at it again!

March 23rd Zoom meeting 18.30-20.00 “Bristol’s broken renting system – reform or transform?” led by Labour Housing lead Tom Renhard and Thangham Debonnaire MP. You’ll need to register to put the landlord perspective. Click here to register.

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Marvin’s big idea – rent capping – or is it a flight of fancy?

Filed in Landlords by on 28th February, 2022 0 Comments
Marvin’s big idea – rent capping – or is it a flight of fancy?

Marvin Rees wants to bring in rent capping in Bristol to help renters. This has been tried before but a scandinavian economist said that the best way to destroy a city after carpet bombing is to introduce rent controls! He is holding a “Renters Summit” on 2 March. It sounds grand but all it can […]

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“Oh dear, he’s back…..”

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 15th February, 2022 0 Comments
“Oh dear, he’s back…..”

Having previously led the government on the Renters Reform Bill and seemingly retired from politics, Michael Gove has been reappointed by Rishi Sunak to progress this legislation that attacks landlords on every front.  During the interlude that was Liz Truss’s premiership, noises emanating from Downing Street indicated that the government was starting to understand that […]

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