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High Proportion Of Tenants Experience Rental Property Issues


Thursday, July 23, 2015

60% Of PRS Tenants Experience Rental Property Problems  Over half the tenants in the UK’s private rental sector have reported facing a number of serious issues with their rental property according to a new study conducted by Ocean Finance. The research conducted among 2000 tenants of private rented sector properties discovered that an astounding 60% [...]


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Tenant Liability Insurance Can Help Avoid Tenancy Deposit Disputes


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tenant Liability Insurance Can Protect Tenant Deposits There is often a great deal of confusion when tenancy deposit disputes arise between landlords and tenants without Tenant Liability Insurance. Rental properties may need repairs due to accidental damage or maintenance issues may arise where responsibilities may have not been kept up by the tenant. Tenancy deposit [...]


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Longer PRS Tenancies May Force Landlords Out Of Business


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Labour Proposal For Longer Tenancies May Force Landlords To Sell Up New proposals put forward by the Labour party pushing for longer assured short-hold tenancies in the private rented sector could see PRS landlords selling off rental properties due to increased pressure put on them by their buy to let mortgage providers. Many buy to [...]


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Tenant Immigration Check Pilot Areas Finally Announced


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tenant Immigration Checks Will Start In West Midlands The Government have finally announced that the start of the phased introduction of immigrant checks on all prospective UK private rented sector tenants will begin in the West Midlands, from December 1st 2014, as part of the 2014 Immigration Act with further areas across the country intended [...]


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Beware Of Making Small Claim On Your Landlord Insurance


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Small Landlord Insurance Claims Can Increase Premiums By 20% UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords are being warned about making claims for small amounts on their landlord insurance for damage in rental properties, with an expert claiming that the loss of a no claims discount (NCD) and increased premiums could seriously affect the financial well [...]


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PRS Landlords Need To More To Protect Themselves


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PRS Landlords Not Doing Enough To Protect Themselves Thousands of UK private rental sector landlords are leaving themselves exposed to some of the worst tenants around by failing to carry out basic tenant reference checks, periodic inspections and enforcing the terms of tenancy agreements, according to a national survey conducted by insurance firm AXA. The [...]


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Superstrike Decision Challenged By New Ruling


Monday, June 16, 2014

New Legal Precedent Set To Level Playing Field For Landlords As Domcode Ltd v Cheihk Overturns Superstrike Decision   The consequences of the legal precedent set by the Superstrike v Rodrigues case have been debated at length by legal commentators since the Court of Appeal’s fateful decision in favour of tenants on 14th June 2013. Superstrike v Rodrigues [...]


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Dealing With Tenant Rent Arrears


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Rent Arrears Affect UK PRS Landlords The national press seem to be focusing on the number of private rental sector tenants in rent arrears, as most newspapers have at least one article suggesting that rent arrears among tenants are increasing rapidly in the UK. Many of these articles begin with a leader focusing on how [...]


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Landlords Punished For Errors In Tenancy Agreements


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Is Your Tenancy Agreement Legal? When granting a tenancy to a tenant applicant, the landlord, or their appointed agent has to complete all the relevant sections and counter sign the assured short-hold tenancy agreement (AST) to say that the tenant has read and agrees with all the stated clauses and understands their responsibilities as a [...]


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Advice For Landlords Dealing With Tenant Issues


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

UK landlords are considered to be service providers, offering their rental property assets as suitable homes for people looking to rent property in the private sector. However, there are times when being a landlord can appear to have a few drawbacks, so we would like to offer landlords a little advice on dealing with some [...]


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