Our New Newsletter Is Out in January… and a Word About Ethics in the Business of Being a Landlord

We are now closing for the Christmas and New Year break. However, our still free, new quarterly newsletter will go out in the first or second week of January, so look out for this and remember to put our email address, [email protected] in your whitelist to ensure you receive it. If you don’t already get the newsletter but would like […]

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Newham’s Universal Landlord Licensing Approach Not Popular with Local Authorities

Most housing options staff at the councils are not in favour of Newham’s universal landlords licensing scheme says David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com Many private landlords labour under the assumption that the local authorities are simply there to make life hard for them. But actually that is not usually true: There are a lot of people at the councils who see […]

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Scottish Landlords Registration Scheme Fails and Implications for the Rest of the UK

David Lawrenson of PRS consultancy www.LettingFocus.com shows how government seems to be failing to learn from past experiments to control the private rented sector – and calls for more robust analysis. Landlords have paid £11.2m in fees since the introduction of the Landlord Registration Scheme in Scotland. But the scheme has resulted in only 11 people being reported to the […]

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Private Rented Sector Blog and Commentary

LettingFocus has been pretty active on external blog and forums this week.  Here are some snippets of what we have been saying…. At the Guardian Housing Live Debate on Homelessness Prevention…. ” …… there is no good reason why London boroughs should move people out of their home cities because of changes to housing benefits and there is also no […]

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