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Is That Steak Dinner A Good Deal?


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Some Deals Are Better Than Others And Our INCLUSIVE Deal Is One Of The Best! Picture the scenario, you have been thinking of treating yourself to a good night out. There’s a swanky new restaurant opened in town. It’s been fully refurbished, the décor looks great, and you have heard some great things about the [...]


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Right To Rent Checks Set To Continue


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pilot Assessment Of Right To Rent Checks Due Next Month Government Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire has stated that the controversial right to rent immigration checks could be rolled out in other parts of the UK, once the results of the pilot scheme have been thoroughly assessed. The pilot scheme forcing landlords and letting agents to [...]


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Avoid Taking Risks With Rental Properties


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Risks To Rental Property Businesses Can Be Mitigated Landlords choose to rent out properties for a variety of reasons including retirement planning or they may be unable to sell their former home or may have been left property by a deceased relative. Whatever the reason for rental properties, there are always risks and challenges associated [...]


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Why Take Risks When Choosing Your Next Tenant?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Would You Accept New Tenants Without Checking On Their Background? There are plenty of stories in the newspapers and lots of discussion threads on many online landlord forums concerning the tenant selection process and how landlords have ended up housing bad tenants because they went with their gut feeling rather than paying for professional tenant [...]


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Landlords With Rent Protection Insurance Are Reaping Rewards


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rent Protection Means Severe Rent Arrears Fall Again The number of private rented sector tenants in the UK who have fallen into severe rent arrears has dropped by 35% in last 12 months, equivalent to 35,000 tenants. The improvement has been attributed to the increasing use of rent protection insurance by landlords who are keen [...]


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Landlords Will Be Required To Act As Unpaid Border Control Agents From October


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Landlords Expected To Conduct Detailed Background Checks On Applicants It appears that the amended Immigration Bill, which received Royal Assent last month to become an Act of Parliament, is likely to take effect from October this year. There had been a great degree of uncertainty over the exact requirements of the new legislation as well [...]


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Rental Property Voids And Tenant Rent Arrears Fall


Thursday, March 20, 2014

UK PRS Landlords Report Drop In Rental Property Voids And Tenant Rent Arrears UK private rental sector landlords are reporting a fall in rental property void periods, according to the results of a new survey conducted by BDRC Continental on behalf of Paragon Mortgages. The survey questioned 1,000 UK PRS landlords and the result showed [...]


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Benefit Tenants Are Good For Landlords


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rent Protection Insurance Useful For UK PRS Landlords Following the news story that broke in January about Fergus Wilson giving notice to over 1000 benefit tenants in his rental property portfolio in Kent, because he was fed up with tenants living in permanent rent arrears, more landlords are following his lead. Thousands of UK private [...]


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Landlord Identity Theft Increasing


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Identity Theft Is An Increasing Problem For UK Landlords Landlords in the UK’s private rented sector are being urged to take more action to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft, which is on the increase, with an estimated 4 Million victims a year. Private rental sector (PRS) landlords who choose to move out [...]


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Bad Tenant’s Identified By Referencing


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Comprehensive Tenant Referencing Saves Landlords Time, Stress And Money! The number of bad tenants trying to apply for rental properties in the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) is on the rise, according to a number of lettings agencies. Letting agents who conduct thorough tenant referencing checks on all applicants have reported an increase in the [...]


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