May 2009 Posts

Landlord prosecuted by Cardiff County Council for not carrying out essential repairs

Landlord prosecuted by Cardiff County Council for not carrying out essential repairs

11 May 2009

Cardiff County Council have recently prosecuted a Cardiff landlord for not carrying out essential improvements to a rented property, which included installing a fire detection system. A notice was served under Section 11 of the 2004 Housing Act but no action was taken by the landlord. These requests included repairing electrics, …

Government unveils plans to force all private landlords to register.

Government unveils plans to force all private landlords to register.

08 May 2009

The government is proposing to force all private landlords, including buy to let investors, property investors and ‘accidental’ landlords to register before letting out any residential property. This new scheme proposed aims to minimise abuse of tenants, as ministers are worried about the growing number of unscrupulous landlords. This registration would …

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