New National Minimum Bedroom sizes in Houses of Multiple Occupation Proposed by Government

By | 2017-11-22T09:51:14+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Blog|

The government is proposing a national minimum bedroom size and a re-defining of what constitutes a House in Multiple Occupation in the latest example of increased regulation over the private rental sector in England. Single bedrooms in HMOs would have to be a minimum of 6.5 square metres - roughly 70 square feet - and

Is the Smithdown Road Student Community coming to an End?

By | 2017-11-22T09:56:34+00:00 September 27th, 2015|Blog|

The growing number of city centre developments could “destroy” the student community off Smithdown Road if action is not taken, landlords fear. Tens of thousands of students have made Wavertree their home over the years, cementing institutions from the Brookhouse to Dafna’s Cheesecake Factory into graduate folklore. But as developers and Liverpool’s universities pour money

Court Judgement Could Impact the Government’s legislation for Right to Rent

By | 2017-11-22T10:09:55+00:00 September 19th, 2015|Blog|

A landmark court judgement may have a significant impact on the Government’s Right to Rent legislation. Airline Ryanair won a civil court case after appealing against fines imposed by the Home Office for carrying illegal immigrants into the UK. Significantly, the judge who found in favour of the airline said its staff could not be