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PRS Rents Remain Stable


Thursday, September 24, 2015

ARLA Report Fewer Landlords Raising PRS Rents The Association Of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) have reported that the number of letting agent members reporting PRS rent increases has dropped for the first time this year. It was widely feared that many landlords would be forced to increase PRS rents in order to mitigate the abolishment [...]


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Landlords Outraged At Right To Rent Prison Threat


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Landlords Could Face Jail For Non Compliance Of Right To Rent Legislation Private rental sector landlords and letting agents have expressed outrage over proposed amendments to the forthcoming Immigration Bill (2015) expected in September, when MPs return to work after their summer break. Section 20 – 37 of the Immigration Act 2014 contained the provision [...]


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Landlords To Be Empowered Under Immigration Bill Proposals


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Landlords Must Evict Failed Asylum Seekers Under Immigration Bill Proposals The Government have announced that Landlords could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years for breaching the ‘Right to Rent’ checks to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. The controversial immigration bill proposals require private rental sector and social sector landlords to [...]


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HMRC Publish Details Of Wear And Tear Tax Changes


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HMRC Introduce Replacement Furniture Relief To Supersede Wear And Tear Allowance HM Revenue and Customs, (HMRC), have finally announced the scope of the proposed amendments to the wear and tear tax allowance for landlords of rental properties, outlined in the post election budget by Chancellor George Osborne. At the 2015 Summer Budget the Government confirmed [...]


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Our Landlord Clients Expect Excellence As Standard


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Legal 4 Landlords: Leading By Example Legal 4 Landlords are specialists within the lettings industry. Rather than deal with Landlord Tenant Disputes alongside all other cases, we have separated the area, allowing specialisation, streamlining of processes and built a team with one aim: To work for our Landlord clients and deliver the results they need [...]


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Lettings Live Survey Findings


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Today’s letting agents are  professional, responsible and well connected! With more and more people turning to property as a way of saving and investing, lettings agents need to be informed and professional about their duties and responsibilities. In a changing world, there is a need to continually update and respond, but there are some agents who are [...]


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Landlords Warned About Deposit Protection Penalties


Thursday, June 11, 2015

TDS Warns Landlords That They Only Have A Few Weeks Left To Comply With New Deposit Protection Legislation The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), has warned landlords that time is running out after the new Deregulation Act came into force on March 26th 2015. The intention of introducing the new act was to clarify PRS tenancy [...]


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Rents Still Increasing Steadily Despite Election Fever


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rents Still Increasing On New Tenancies Regardless of Political Promises According to new data gathered from the latest Quarterly Lettings Index conducted by Countrywide, average rents for new tenancies in private sector rental properties increased by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2015 to reach an average monthly price of £894 (GBP), an increase of [...]


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Landlords Face Increasing Rental Property Operational Costs


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Landlords Missing Out On Vital Income Because They Fail To Calculate Rental Property Operational Costs Correctly According to recent data gathered independently by a UK based property investment company and a national letting agency chain, almost 1 in 8 landlords fail to calculate many of the true running costs of their rental property portfolios when [...]


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Landlords Can Help Tenant Households Save Money


Thursday, April 30, 2015

 UK Households Predicted To Be £10k In Debt By 2016 Apart from the additional help for first-time buyers and the extension of the Help To Buy scheme until 2020 (for new build properties), announced in the Spring 2015 budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, there is still very little on offer to [...]


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