Police hit ‘slavery’ landlord with landmark court order

The West Midlands Police force says it’s secured what it calls a “landmark court order” against a rogue landlord who turned a blind eye to trafficked people in his properties. In a statement on the force’s website, the landlord Kashmir Singh Binning is accused of leasing three Birmingham properties to a Polish gang that trafficked […]

Estate agents warned over WhatsApp rules change ‘ticking timebomb’

The thousands of estate agents who use the free version of WhatsApp on their smartphones to communicate with customers are exposing themselves to prosecution by Whatsapp and could face action by regulators over GDPR and privacy laws, it has been claimed. The use of WhatsApp within the sales and lettings industry is now widespread, but […]

Tenants can take landlords to court over unfit homes – and this is how it works

Troubled tenants will be able to challenge their landlords in the courts if unfit rented homes are full of cold, damp and mould. In previous years, people renting properties have been forced to wait for landlords to perform essential repairs – and this can be a frustrating and unhealthy experience. Click on this link to […]