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2015 Pre-Election Budget Creates Landlords Sub Letting Nightmare


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Controversial Sub-Letting Announcement Made In 2015 Pre-Election Budget The 2015 pre-election budget delivered last week by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, outlined controversial plans that intend to make it illegal for private rental sector tenancy agreements (AST’s) to include clauses that prevent tenants sub-letting the rented property to others. This announcement has caused [...]


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UK Sees Thousands Of Evictions And Repossessions Every Week


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shelter Says 4,000 UK Homes Risk Repossession Each Week According to the latest announcement by homelessness charity, Shelter, more than 4,000 UK households risk losing their home every week. Shelter claim to have analysed claims for possession notices, over the last 12 months, and their analysis reveals that over 215,000 households in the UK are [...]


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Avoid Rent Arrears This Christmas


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Landlords Need To Take Action Now To Prevent Rent Arrears Many UK private rental sector landlords without rent guarantee insurance may find that a number of their tenants will choose to put Christmas before paying the rent, leading to increased financial pressure for landlords and the threat of eviction for non paying tenants. Tenants often [...]


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Important Changes To Deposit Protection Schemes


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

There are now four authorised deposit protection schemes in the UK: The addition of a fourth deposit protection company could create even more confusion in the UK courts as there are different rules and regulations that must be followed for each provider. The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) and mydeposits have been [...]


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New Landlords Urged To Adopt Good Business Practices


Monday, January 16, 2012

The downturn in UK property valuations has lead many existing homeowners, some of whom are desperate to sell up, to consider alternative ways to cash in on their current property, without having to sell it below their expected valuations. A fairly noticeable proportion of these vendors are choosing to become first-time landlords, rather than settling [...]


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Rental Prices And Yields Rise


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Private Sector Rental prices and rental yields increased in the three months up to October 2011, according to new research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The survey found that the number of UK property agents who reported higher rents had risen by 19% in the 3 month period. 15% more also said [...]


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