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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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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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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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Government Probe Retaliatory Tenant Evictions


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

All Party Parliamentary Group To Examine Retaliatory Tenant Evictions MP’s have launched an inquiry into the operational practices of the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) due to the apparent rise in the number of so called retaliatory tenant evictions by landlords. The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector define retaliatory tenant evictions as [...]


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New Legislation To Provide Lettings Industry Redress


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Three Compulsory Redress Schemes Approved By Government New changes in legislation make all UK letting agents register with at least one redress scheme a legal requirement. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have approved 3 new redress schemes for landlords and tenants to utilise for complaints about the UK private rental sector. The [...]


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Landlords Add To Rental Property Portfolios


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rental Property Seen As Safe Investment There has been a rise in the number of landlords expanding their rental property portfolios over the last three months, according to fresh research by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). ARLA questioned its members to find out if landlords are currently increasing their investment in rental properties [...]


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How Landlords Can Avoid Bad Tenants


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Landlords Must Carry Out Tenant Referencing To Avoid Bad Tenants 2012 wasn’t really a great year to be a landlord Almost 60% of landlords had problems with bad tenants in 2012 99,000 tenants didn’t pay rent for more than 2 months Tenant evictions increased 8% During 2012 some 59% of landlords were left out of pocket [...]


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Landlords Should Keep Better Inventory Records


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

  Inventory Needs To Record Condition of All Fixtures And Fittings To Avoid Deposit Disputes Increased demand for suitable rental properties in the UK Private Rental Sector (PRS) means there is an urgent need for landlords and tenants to develop and maintain an accurate inventory of all fixtures and fittings in order to avoid disputes [...]


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ARLA Say Tenants Are Staying Longer


Monday, August 6, 2012

New research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has shown that tenants are happy to stay in rented property for longer than ever. The UK Buy-To-Let market continues to offer a strong return for property investors, with the new ARLA data showing that the average length of a tenancy in the UK has [...]


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