Peer to peer lender, Lendy, in administration
Portsmouth based peer-to peer (P2P) lending platform, Lendy, which lends money to property developers has collapsed after intervention from the Financial Conduct Authority. Lendy was setup in 2013 and was one of the bigger P2P property lenders with around 22,000 investors tempted by advertised returns…
HMO Licensing Appeals – Thoughts On The Judiciary
Having won our 1st appeal (over an adequately sized room that PCC believed to be too small) last month, this month the next 7 cases came to court. We hope the decision of the 2 judges will be available in the next few weeks and…
Friday, 31 May 2019 15:58

What A Load Of Rubbish

What A Load Of Rubbish
As we move into June, those of us with student tenants know that in the coming days and weeks, exams will finish, leaving drinks will be imbibed and then in the 4-5 hours before moving out, our tenants will attempt to clean the house and…
Half of landlords more likely to sell over Section 21 plan
Hopefully members saw this article when the RLA published it this month, but if you did not, the RLA's biggest ever survey of more than 6,500 landlords revealed more than 46% plan to sell and another 40% are waiting to hear more details of planned…
Friday, 10 May 2019 14:19

When a Tenant Goes To Prison...

When a Tenant Goes To Prison...
One of our members asked for advice using our questions facility on what to do with the belongings of a tenant who had been sent to prison. Read his summary of the responses and his situation...
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:51

Education For Local Landlords

Education For Local Landlords
If you are a local landlord, we encourage you to attend some of the training courses we have scheduled this year – many of us became landlords as an investment but those of us who have been doing it for a while will have realised…
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:21

The HMO Conundrum

The HMO Conundrum
You may have seen the articles in The News this month summarising the dismay (and often unfounded and ill-advised ranting) of those on the Portsmouth Planning committee as HMO’s have been allowed on appeal after the Planning Committee went against the advice of planning officers…
Portsmouth Developing Homelessness Strategy
The consultation on Portsmouth’s proposed Homelessness Strategy ended this week – there were some issues as the email address for responses does not exist, but hopefully all those who wished to participate found alternative contact details. The PDPLA’s response is below.
PCC told their licence condition “would be a waste of time, effort and money”
In the first of the current string of appeals against PCC licensing decisions to come before a Tribunal, PDPLA member Lucy Fryer has won her appeal against PCC’s judgement on what constitutes a small room. The legal requirement for a bedroom in an HMO is…
PDPLA Support Parliament 'Healthy Homes & Buildings' Group
The PDPLA has input to discussions by the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) who have been looking at the impact that poor housing has on health.  We have long argued that HHSRS is not fit for purpose - allowing council officers across the country to…
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