We need more oversight for landlords

Patrick Mooney calls for more regulation of the private landlord sector The lack of a single regulator for the private rental sector has always surprised me, but it’s increasingly becoming an unsustainable position and one where change in the near... View Article

We need more oversight for landlords

Patrick Mooney calls for more regulation of the private landlord sector The lack of a single regulator for the private rental sector has always surprised me, but it’s increasingly becoming an unsustainable position and one where change in the near... View Article

CIEH calls for better regulation for letting agents

Responding to the new investigation by Which? into unfair practices from Letting Agents, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has called for better regulation for letting agents. The Which? Investigation found that some lettings agents are using unfair practices... View Article

The Homes Act 2018: a landlord’s guide

By Richard Walker, National Technical and Development Manager at Peter Cox This April, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitations) Act came into effect. The updated legislation allows tenants in England and Wales to pursue legal action against landlords who do... View Article

Coffin Mew comments on no fault evictions

Following recent reports that the government will consult on no fault, or section 21, evictions, Adrian McClinton, Partner at Coffin Mew comments: “The government’s announcement that it is consulting on the removal of ‘no fault evictions’ represents a seismic shift... View Article

New technologies inspire optimism on energy use

Patrick Mooney explores why new technologies are inspiring him to be more optimistic about our use of energy The challenges posed by global warming in terms of how can we reduce carbon emissions, safeguard our health and pass on a... View Article

How to keep your home warm and avoid emergencies

We never know what weather is awaiting us from one week to the next, but while our climate is always unpredictable, one thing for certain is that we will have a prolonged cold spell at some point during the year.... View Article

Rachman or Rigsby – neither portrayal is accurate

Patrick Mooney looks at the latest Private Landlord Survey report  The public image of Britain’s private landlords is often based on an outdated and stereotypical charicature, something like the Rigsby character (as played by the late Leonard Rossiter) in the 1970s... View Article

LGA responds to MHCLG rapid rehousing pathway funding

Responding to MHCLG’s announcement that 42 bids for the rapid rehousing pathway had been successful, Local Government Association Housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett, said:  “Funding for local authorities will help council efforts to try and tackle homelessness. Every instance of... View Article

How will we heat our homes if we can’t rely on gas?

Patrick Mooney explores the alternatives to traditional heating At a recent housing conference I heard an expert warn his audience that we better get used to heating our homes with something other than gas, because by 2050 this energy source... View Article

LGA responds to rogue landlord funding

Responding to government funding of nearly £2.4 million for councils to tackle rogue landlords, Cllr Judith Blake, Housing spokesman for the Local Government Association, said: “The vast majority of landlords are responsible and provide decent housing for their tenants, however... View Article