Name and shame rogue landlords

first_imgCriminal landlords in London should be named and shamed according to a new RLA survey in which members backed Sadiq Khan’s plans to create a rogue landlord database.The vast majority of landlord members support the proposals to publicly name those landlords bringing the Private Rented Sector into disrepute.The RLA surveyed 372 landlords following the London Mayoral election, 75 per cent supported publicly naming bad landlords.With the Mayor committed to developing new homes, 37 per cent of respondents said they would consider investing in new properties to rent if the London boroughs identified small plots of unused public sector land for the development of such housing.RLA Policy Director, David Smith, said, “Landlords are ready and willing to work with the new Mayor to develop workable solutions to ensure the safe, legal and secure homes to rent we all want to see.“The majority of landlords who provide decent housing and a good service to their tenants are fed up with the minority who provide sub-standard accommodation.”lettings RLA rogue landlords criminal landlords July 1, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Name and shame rogue landlords previous nextRegulation & LawName and shame rogue landlordsThe Negotiator1st July 20160648 Viewslast_img read more

Late Season Tomatoes

first_imgHome gardeners who want to add more tomato plants to their garden, may want to consider growing transplants from suckers. Suckers are side shoots that grow between the stem and the branch of tomato plants. Rooting from suckers is an excellent option, as many garden centers don’t carry tomato transplants this time of year and growing from seeds would take too long. A late crop of tomatoes set between now and the end of July should start producing about the time tomato plants set early in the season become unproductive. With all the rain we’ve had this year, disease may cause many tomato plants to become unproductive before the end of August. To root tomato suckers, select healthy tomato suckers that are three to four inches long. Place several suckers in a jar and add sufficient water to cover the ends one to two inches. The use of a rooting hormone is not necessary but would probably hasten the process. Set the suckers in a cool, well-lit spot until new roots develop. Set rooted plants in the garden and immediately provide shade to each plant for a few days until suckers start to grow. Gardeners can use a few small leafy shrub branches to create the right amount of shade. This late in the season fertility is more important than ever. If you do not have a soil test from this winter, take a soil sample to your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office now. This will allow you to get the results back before the suckers are ready to transplant. Water soluble fertilizers, like Miracle Grow or Peters, are good for getting transplants off to a fast start but should not be expected to take the place of soil test recommendations. For more on growing home garden tomatoes, see the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences publication website at www.caes.uga.edu/publications/.last_img read more