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Landlords Don’t Want To Pay For Rental Property Damage


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Landlords Forced To Fight For Rental Property Damage Claims  Determining fair wear and tear in rental property is probably one of the most difficult and misunderstood areas of renting in the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) as letting agents and landlords may have different views to tenants regarding what are allowable deductions to be made [...]


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How Removing The Wear And Tear Tax Allowance Affects Landlords


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Removal Of Wear And Tear Tax Allowance Doesn’t Have To Mean Landlords Face Property Losses Since the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the post election budget that the wear and tear tax allowance for landlords was to be phased out and replaced with a tax relief system that only allows landlords to deduct costs [...]


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Surge in UK Property Demand


Thursday, August 6, 2015

UK Property Demand Reaches 11 Year High The number of people wanting to purchase properties in the UK has hit its highest level for over a decade thanks to record low mortgage deals, low interest rates, decent rental yields and pension reforms opening up investment opportunities for the British public According to data published by [...]


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The Importance Of An Inventory At The End Of A Tenancy


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Inventories – An Valuable Tool At The End Of A Tenancy The end of a tenancy can be a very stressful time for landlords and even more stressful for tenants without Tenants Liability insurance, as this is when the rental property is examined to check if deductions need to be made from the tenants deposit [...]


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High Proportion Of Tenants Experience Rental Property Issues


Thursday, July 23, 2015

60% Of PRS Tenants Experience Rental Property Problems  Over half the tenants in the UK’s private rental sector have reported facing a number of serious issues with their rental property according to a new study conducted by Ocean Finance. The research conducted among 2000 tenants of private rented sector properties discovered that an astounding 60% [...]


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Tenant Rent Arrears Increase As PRS Rents Climb


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Study Reveals More Tenants Are Struggling With Rent Arrears Tenants without rent protection insurance are struggling to avoid getting into rent arrears as private rental sector rental prices climb 5.6%. UK PRS rents have risen at the fastest rate since 2009, increasing at a faster rate than property prices for the first time since [...]


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Damp, Mould And Condensation In Rental Properties


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Guide To Damp, Mould And Condensation Following on from our previous post explaining the responsibilities of tenants and landlords with regard to property maintenance in rented properties, our friends at Geo Property Lettings have supplied us with a brief guide to condensation, mould and damp in rental properties, so that landlords and tenants without tenants [...]


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Property Maintenance Responsibilities


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Who Exactly Is Responsible For Property Maintenance?  There still appears to be a great deal of confusion regarding who has what repairing obligations and property maintenance responsibilities in private rental sector properties, with a high proportion of residents without tenants liability insurance losing some or all of their hard saved deposits due to not abiding [...]


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Are Letting Agents Getting The Right Support?


Thursday, July 9, 2015

 Which hat are you wearing today? One hat per day, would be nice but It’s not like that when you’re a letting agent, is it? Sometimes you’re the boss, sometimes the landlord’s your boss, sometimes the tenant’s demanding your time – even the Government has a go, loading you up with more and more rules [...]


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Landlords Should Not Take Risks On Tenants


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How To Get The Best Tenants For Rental Properties All UK private rented sector landlords should be aware that they must take adequate precautions to ensure that they rent their property assets to reliable and trustworthy tenants or else the landlord could end up seriously out of pocket. By far the best single piece of [...]


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