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Government considers revising Class C exeption for council tax

The government is mulling over plans to make landlords of rented homes pay council tax whilst they are empty, rman.co.uk reports.

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Brits are third-biggest spenders in EU when it comes to housing costs

Brits are spending more of their monthly earnings on housing than nearly every other EU country, according to new research.

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London borough charged for gas safety failings

A London council has been fined nearly £100,000 after failing to carry out annual gas safety checks, localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk reports.

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Most landlords enjoying positive relationship with tenants

The vast majority of landlords in the UK are enjoying a positive relationship with their tenants, according to a new survey. In a poll of private landlords by digital inventory providers Imfuna, 96 per cent claimed to be on good terms with their tenants. The majority of those questioned cited 'regular communication' as the key to a good relationship.

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First-time buyer sales drop to six-month low

First-time buyer sales have dropped to a six-month low, according to new figures. A report by The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has revealed that first-time buyers accounted for just 17 per cent of house sales in May, which represents a huge drop from 24 per cent in April.

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Do race-discriminate letting ads break the law?

Racial discrimination is as we all know, against the law and socially unacceptable. Yet increasing numbers of 'to let' adverts are carrying racial preferences, writes filipinouk.co.uk.

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