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A Nottingham-based landlord who refused to implement improvements to dangerous living conditions in their buy-to-let property has been hit with a £1000 fine.

A variety of category 1 and 2 hazards were found in landlord Haroon Karim’s property, violations that included dangerous stairs, structural collapse, excessive cold, damp, mould and fire hazards.

According to Girlings, a specialist rental provider, more and more people are deciding to rent when they reach the twilight of their years;

This curiosity has slowly grown over the past decade, seeing the 55 to 64-year-old age category in the private rented sector with an Assured Tenancy rise by 118 per cent, based on research from Paragon Bank.

According to the latest rental yield from buy-to-let lender Fleet Mortgages, the East Midlands has seen an increase, bucking the general trend of the nationwide figures as a whole.

Recent reports have revealed over half of private landlords suffered from lost rental income because of the unprecedented circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the National Residential Landlords Association’s survey for the fourth quarter of last year – some 56 per cent had lost rental income, with 12 per cent having lost more than 20 per cent that income.

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