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Middle Universities Will Be Squeezed Hard

In an article in the Guardian, Jonathan Wolff looks at the potential impact of changing demographics on UK universities

The National HMO Lobby's Response to Coalition Government Plans to Amend HMO Planning Legislation

Read how the new coalition government is to amend the planning legislation on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Newham Council Scheme to Licence All landlords Approved

Local powers for councils to protect communities & improve private rented sector

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey today announced new local powers to control the spread of high concentrations of shared rented homes and to tackle pockets of unsafe and substandard accommodation run by bad landlords.

Oxford Make Decision to License ALL HMOs

Oxford Council has announced that it intends to require landlords to apply for licences for all their HMOs regardless of size or number of occupants.