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Landlords feel heat on changes in houses of multiple occupation licensing

The latest involved a property in Lincoln, where landlord Julie Churchill was fined £40,000 for not having a licence for a house in multiple occupation and for failing to ensure the property was safe for the tenants. Failings included no working fire alarm on the ground floor and padlocks to bedroom doors which could delay...

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Tackling Empty High Street Shops In Shaftesbury

Julian Alahakoon, Partner and Head of Commercial and Agricultural features on this broadcast from This is Alfred a local community resource for the town and surrounding villages of Shaftesbury Dorset. Here he discusses how we are working with the local Chamber of Commerce to produce an off-the-peg legal agreement for short term commercial leases which...

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Rental Market Law Has Changed

On 1st June this year, a new act came into force that has a profound effect on rental market law. It’s relevant not just for landlords and tenants, but for agencies that, to date, have made a very nice little living out of charging tenancy fees and administration costs for rentals. These fees have affected...

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