London licensing scheme regime failing consumers

With over 130,000 unlicensed rental properties in London, safeagent calls for a rethink of licensing in the private rented sector to better protect tenants New research for safeagent conducted by London Property Licensing has found over 130,000 unlicensed properties in London which should be licensed under either selective, additional or mandatory HMO licensing schemes. The […]

New CMA guidance on tenants receiving benefits

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued updated guidance to say there should be no blanket bans on tenants in receipt of housing benefit. In March 2019 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced plans to look at letting adverts which potentially discriminate against would-be tenants on housing benefit and made clear […]