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Landlords Happier As Rent Arrears Fall


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Private Rented Sector (PRS) rent arrears dropped in February with 9.3% of all rent late or unpaid at the end of the month, down from 10.7% in January. With household bills increasing, UK unemployment still rising and the whole country still struggling to avoid a double dip recession as a result of the Eurozone crisis, [...]


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Property Investors Urged To Be Selective!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Property investors are being urged to thorough research in order to be very selective about the areas they choose to purchase investment property in during 2012. Poor returns from savings and the continuing strong demand for rental property will be the driving factors behind an increase in property investment in the UK buy to let [...]


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UK Empty Properties Up By 1.8% In 2011


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Despite campaigns from all quarters of the media and industry bodies, the number of empty homes in the UK increased significantly in 2011, new research has shown. Data from the Communities and Local Government department, (CLG),the Office for National Statistics, (ONS), and Halifax’s own housing statistics database, the study revealed a 1.8% rise in empty [...]


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More Calls To License All Letting Agents


Friday, December 9, 2011

A major new report out today is urgently calling on the Government to regulate residential Letting Agents to the same standards as Estate Agents and reckons that UK tenants are being ripped off by cowboy agents in the booming PRS rental market. The Resolution Foundation, an independent think tank which focuses on lower income groups, [...]


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Bailiff Amnesty December 2011 – January 2012


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A seasonal reminder to landlords and letting agents that Bailiff Amnesty’s will begin around 12th December 2011 to the 9th January 2011. Please check your local County Court for more details. The amnesty, which is not widely publicised, is implemented due to local authority offices, solicitors, courts and housing welfare organisations festive holiday closures. Unfortunately [...]


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Is Your Rental Property Insurance Valid


Friday, December 2, 2011

All UK Private Rented Sector landlords need to ensure that their rental properties are correctly and adequately insured. Some Buy To Let and Landlord insurance policies may require intricate details regarding the property and its occupants including the tenants employment status or even the disclosure of criminal convictions. This disclosure requirement doesn’t just apply to [...]


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