Atkinson McLeod - December 2014 Newsletter
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Atkinson McLeod - December 2014 Newsletter


The Labour Mayoral hopeful, Diane Abbott MP has called for a system of private sector rent controls in a paper published this month. Under the proposals, monthly rents could be no more than 50% of the local annual council tax bill. Landlords could opt out, but face a surcharge do do so, more details in our first article this month.

In our second article we look at an alarming case where a plumber has received a suspended sentence for putting the lives of landlords’ tenants at risk after deceiving landlords by claiming he was Gas Safe registered.

Finally, a landlord made £40k a year in rent from property with tree growing through wall! Council officers in Lambeth have taken back possession of the property which was a former ‘

As ever, if you’ve got any questions or feedback, please call us or drop us a line. Alternatively, just drop into your local branch of Atkinson McLeod.

Merry Christmas,

Giles Atkinson and Dan McLeod

Atkinson McLeod London Estate Agent



Abbot calls for rent controls at 50% of annual council tax bill

Suspended sentence for plumber who deceived landlords

Landlord made £40k a year in rent from property with tree growing through wall

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