Treasurer Scott Morrison said on Wednesday the forced sale of seven properties takes to 19 the total number of homes the government has declared were bought illegally by foreigners
Theft, burglary and shoplifting have "virtually been decriminalised" because the offences are not treated as a priority by police or the courts, a report for a think tank has suggested.
Policy Exchange says large swathes of low value property offending in England and Wales is going unreported.
The Tenant Farmers’ Association is campaigning for a minimum 10-year term for Farm Business Tenancies, along with tax changes to encourage this. CLA chief surveyor Andrew Shirley sets out the landowners’ case for more choice and fewer restrictions.
Commons Leader William Hague has said legislation affecting just England should only be passed "with the consent of the majority" of English MPs.
He announced four options for "English votes for English laws" in Parliament, including giving English MPs enhanced scrutiny and a veto over new laws.
He said new arrangements for England were a "fundamental issue of fairness".
In what seems like an eternity ago now, way back in July 2014, the Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather brought forward her Private Member’s Tenancies (Reform) Bill.
The bill aimed at protecting tenants from retaliatory evictions was greatly anticipated and welcomed by the general public, MPs and the majority of letting agents. It also (rather unusually for a Private Member’s Bill) showed great promise of being granted Royal Assent to become law, due to the significant level of cross-party support it received.
A landmark ruling could have implications for letting agents and landlords in connection with the behaviour of tenants.
A noise abatement notice was issued by Poole Council in Dorset to letting agent Michele King on April 1 this year.
She appealed it but this week lost her case.
The authority acted after a string of complaints about a property which was managed by her business, Deluxe Holiday Homes.
Northern Ireland's Attorney General has accused Bank of Scotland of "criminal fraud".
John Larkin QC made the comments in relation to the bank's treatment of some customers who fell behind on their mortgages.
A landlord has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 after he was prosecuted by a London council for planning breaches.
Michael Aslam of Reading had been ordered by officers at Hillingdon Council to demolish a property he owned in Sipson which had been occupied as a ‘bed in shed’.
The local authority also said the defendant had used the house and a neighbouring property as a hotel without permission.
The Scottish government has said that it will bring forward a Land Reform Bill before the end of the current term of the Scottish Parliament.
Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse made a speech on the planned legislation at a conference on Skye.
The government said the bill would ensure land was "used in the public interest".
Politics is about timing and a back-bench Conservative MP might just be in luck.
Before the current flooding crisis, the Nottinghamshire constituency of Sherwood MP Mark Spencer had been affected by a series of flash floods last year.
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