Lengthy landlord legal battle costs tax payers £170k

In an ongoing battle against protecting tenants against unfit accommodation, Islington Council have forced a notorious local landlord to submit 140 planning applications, in a fight that has cost council tax payers over £170,000.

The findings have come from a poll by lender Halifax, and explore factors such as the areas labour markets, amenities, leisure facilities, housing, life expectancy and health.

The area tops a list of 50 UK locations, and has knocked long-term number one Hart off the top-spot, a place it has held for the last five years. Hart has now dropped down to 26th place.

Where does your BTL-location rank in the top 50 list?

RankingLocal AuthorityRegion


South East

2Orkney IslandScotland

West Midlands

4Derbyshire DalesEast Midlands
5HambletonYorkshire and the Humber
6South CambridgeshireEast of England
7PurbeckSouth West
8St AlbansEast of England
9WokinghamSouth East
10ChilternSouth East
11West OxfordshireSouth East
12South HamsSouth West
13South OxfordshireSouth East
14Tonbridge and MallingSouth East
15West DorsetSouth West
16South NorthamptonshireEast Midlands
17WaverleySouth East
18Shetland IslandsScotland
19HorshamSouth East
20City of LondonLondon
21Stratford Upon AvonWest Midlands
22EdenNorth West
23Windsor and MaidenheadSouth East
24Malvern HillsWest Midlands
25Mole ValleySouth East
26HartSouth East
27Mid DevonSouth West
28RutlandEast Midlands
29RyedaleYorkshire and the Humber
30LichfieldWest Midlands
31Richmond upon ThamesLondon
32Rugby West Midlands
33RichmondshireYorkshire and the Humber
34GuildfordSouth East
35UttlesfordEast of England
36MaldonEast of England
38BaberghEast of England
39Vale of White Horse South East
40RushcliffeEast Midlands
41HarrogateYorkshire and the Humber
42Mid SussexSouth East
43Reigate and BansteadSouth East
45WiltshireSouth West
46HarboroughEast Midlands
47East HertfordshireEast of England
48West BerkshireSouth East
49WycombeSouth East
50Aylesbury ValeSouth East

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