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How The London Boroughs Got Their Names

Fifty years ago today, the London Government Act 1963 received Royal Assent. It paved the way, two years later, for radical changes in London’s political boundaries. The 32 boroughs that we still know, love and pay our council tax to, were created. (The tiny City of London — also known as the Square Mile — holds different political status to the 32 boroughs, and carried on as normal after the…

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Landlords ‘fessing up to tax evasion, says RLA

Landlords have “responded positively” to the HMRC ‘Let Property Campaign’ that encourages disclosure of past rental profits for tax purposes, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).In fact, the response has been so overwhelming, landlords could face a six month wait for disclosure forms to be accepted. Rita4Rent, the RLA’s tax specialist partner, has spoken directly with the HMRC and has discovered that landlords are flooding the helplines, scrambling to…

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Landlord action at High Court

Our case has been heard. And now…

The Queen (on the application of Regas) v LB Enfield Yesterday we had an all-day hearing in the High Court, with arguments about whether Enfield Council acted lawfully in bringing in additional and selective licensing. We decided to go with our strongest points, rather than use broader but weaker grounds. In particular, our barristers put points to His Honour Judge McKenna about whether the people of Enfield and the 6 surrounding boroughs…

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Landlord action at High Court

Challenge of entire Enfield additional and selective licensing scheme in High Court: Wed 26 Nov 2014

Following our application to the Court of Appeal, we now have permission to challenge both the additional licensing scheme, which covers small Houses in Multiple Occupation (3 or more people, in 2 or more households, sharing amenities) and the selective licensing scheme (single household lets). The strengthened case is being sent back to the High Court. The judicial review trial of the entire scheme is currently listed in the High Court for…

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NLA campaigns for Council Tax exemptions

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is contacting all local authorities in the UK to ask for council tax exemptions for landlords whose properties become empty between tenancies. Currently, the policy for whether landlords are liable to pay council tax for their unoccupied properties differs across the UK, and with councils soon to be drafting their budget proposals for the next financial year the NLA is keen to negotiate exemptions for…

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Campaign Against Landlord Licensing in Enfield

What’s happening with the case? See you in court: The final countdown We now have permission to proceed to a full judicial review of at least part of Enfield’s licensing scheme. Although this has been played down by Enfield Council, we have cleared a huge obstacle in demonstrating that our case has merit. The judicial review of additional licensing, which covers small Houses in Multiple Occupation (3 or more people,…

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Guaranteed Rent Specialist shortlisted as Finalist at ‘Landlord & Letting Awards’ 2014-2015

NEWS RELEASE Central Housing Group Ltd shortlisted for private rented sector Award London Residential Letting & Management Agents, Central Housing Group Ltd has been shortlisted as a finalist for 2014/15 in the Customer Service category of the prestigious Landlord & Letting Awards. Jo Ensby, marketing manager for AEP Media who organise the Awards, said: “The Landlord & Letting Awards are the premier nationwide private rented sector awards in the UK,…

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Quarter of tenants admit to paying rent late

Tenants are routinely misbehaving, with over a quarter admitting to paying their rent late. Research among 2,000 adults by insurance company AXA found that almost 60% of tenants admit to breaking the terms of their rental agreement. 26% of tenants pay their rent late One in ten admit to having done a moonlight flit to avoid paying the landlord money 18% have kept pets in the property without the landlord’s…

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‘Limited’ licensing judicial review to go ahead

Letting Agent Today has published the result of the High Court test case over whether a local authority’s landlord licensing scheme should be subject to judicial review. “Both sides are claiming victory in a High Court test case over whether a local authority’s landlord licensing scheme should be subject to judicial review. On the one hand it appears that Enfield council in north London has received the go-ahead to implement…

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Judicial review Enfield council’s landlord licensing scheme

We found this interesting update regarding Enfield council’s landlord licensing scheme on Letting Agent Today. A campaign against a council’s landlord licensing scheme wants to take the authority to judicial review – and is appealing for cash via a crowdfunding platform. The Campaign Against Enfield Council’s Private Rental Property Licensing Scheme says that the authority in north London claims that private tenants have high levels of anti-social behaviour and that…

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Landlord Licensing in LB Enfield facing legal challenge

Enfield Councils controversial Landlord licensing scheme is being legally challenged by local landlord who is seeking a judicial review over Enfield’s planned licensing scheme. Do you support Landlord Licensing in Enfield or your own borough ? See link below for more background to this development http://www.propertyindustryeye.com/council-forced-put-licensing-scheme-hold-legal-challenge/

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Central Housing Group new website launched!

Here at Central Housing Group we have just launched a new website. Check out all on your computer, tablet or mobile device! We hope the site tells you everything you need to know about us. Send us an email on the contact us page with any comments or feedback that you have. We look forward to hearing from you!

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