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Islington Council launches two property licensing schemes to help secure fairer conditions for private renters
Islington Council is making private renting fairer and protecting renters’ rights by launching two new landlord licensing schemes, helping to secure a fairer deal for private renters in the borough by improving conditions.
Two landlords have been fined a total of £110,500 after being convicted of managing Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) with dangerous and sub-standard conditions, in a successful prosecution by Islington Council.
The director of an Islington letting agency that tried to pass itself off as a membership club to dodge the law while leaving tenants in the lurch has been hit with a bill of more than £40,000 in the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.
The Holloway Prison site is one of enormous significance for Islington. Aside from its historic importance, the site also represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver a considerable amount of much-needed, genuinely affordable housing for local people.
Islington Council is consulting on a new Local Plan to setting out a range of planning policies to steer development in the borough over the next fifteen years, covering the period 2020 to 2035.
Angelic Energy, London’s first not-for-profit municipal energy provider to launch in more than a century, has celebrated its first birthday with more great news for customers as it takes on the ‘Big Six’ energy firms.