Category: tenant news


Christmas 2018 Opening Times

Yes, it’s Christmas once again, and those busy little landlord helpers are taking some time off from property for a short while.  Thankfully, the thoughtful staff at Penny Joseph will however be available for emergencies only. If you do find yourself with a property emergency, call 07832928110. For gas, water and plumbing emergencies call 07709145064 […]

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Is your buy-to-let property being used as a cannabis farm?

Landlord News by: Madalena Penny Farming in Plymouth seems to be popular these days, especially cannabis farming at any rate. Just hours after police raided one house on Sunday, in a further property, Police seized £50,000 worth of cannabis plants and cash. According to national statistics, about 19 in every 20 cannabis farms can be found […]

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6-Year Prison Sentence for Tenant Deposit Scam

After pocketing more than £10,000 in a tenant deposit scam, a fake landlord was handed a six-year custodial sentence last week. Landlord News by: Madalena Penny James Bennett, a 32-year-old from London already with prior offences to fraud, conned desperate house hunters into handing over £725 in property deposits to secure their tenancy, while giving […]

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Finding a good home on Housing Benefit

Finding a decent home is more difficult when you receive housing benefit Landlord News by: Madalena Penny With rental caps being placed on housing benefit, more landlords than ever are reluctant to offer tenants in receipt of LHA (Local Housing Allowance) a home. Strangely enough, in this day and age, it’s not any stigma attached […]

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Homelessness on the increase reveals new statistics

Is Homelessness on the rise? Landlord news by: Madalena Penny New statistics published by the government this week reveal an 18% increase on homelessness from last year. A staggering 4,751 people were seen to be sleeping rough in any one night. However, the figure can only be seen as a rough estimate, reports homeless group […]

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Will new landlord legislation worsen the housing crisis?

Studies suggest Housing Crisis may get worse Landlord news by Madalena Penny In the wake of Government changes being applied to the private rented sector, many landlords are probably wondering how these changes will affect them.  It appears all well and good that the Government want to balance out the sector, but has anyone thought […]

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HMO License Changes for Sefton & Southport Landlords

What you need to know about applying for a HMO License if you are a Southport landlord. With new regulations coming into force across the private rented sector, Sefton Council have announced that new HMO (house in multiple occupation) licensing will come into effect in the borough on March 1st 2018, and due to run […]

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