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Rents Still Increasing Steadily Despite Election Fever


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rents Still Increasing On New Tenancies Regardless of Political Promises According to new data gathered from the latest Quarterly Lettings Index conducted by Countrywide, average rents for new tenancies in private sector rental properties increased by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2015 to reach an average monthly price of £894 (GBP), an increase of [...]


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Plan Ahead To Avoid The Pitfalls Of Being A Landlord


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Planning Ahead Means Landlord Life Isn’t All That Bad The BBC showed an interesting insight into being a landlord, on the 2nd February 2015, as part of its ‘Inside Out’ series. The programme focused on landlords who had fallen into difficulties after building property portfolios using Buy To Let mortgages in order to try to provide [...]


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Want To Avoid Rent Arrears?


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

UK Landlords Without Rent Protection Insurance Are Owed £850 Million In Unpaid Rent Arrears According to a new survey among PRS landlords, almost half a million private rental sector landlords in the UK have experienced increased rent arrears in the past 12 months. Many of these landlords were obviously unaware of the benefits that Rent [...]


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Are Your Rental Properties Are Ready For Winter Weather Extremes?


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Landlords Warned That 2014/15 Winter Weather Could Be The Coldest On Record Private rental sector landlords are being urged to make sure that they have adequate landlord buildings insurance in place ahead of the harsh winter conditions regularly experienced by the majority of UK regions. The UK Meteorological Office has already warned that widespread frost [...]


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Working Tenants Should Be Worried About Changes To Housing Benefit System


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Changes To The Housing Benefit System Means That The Safety Net For Tenants Without Rent Protection Insurance Is Shrinking Fast If a tenant loses their job, and the landlord doesn’t have Rent Protection, the changes to the Housing Benefit (HB) system could mean that the tenants rented home is no longer safe. Previously, working tenants [...]


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More PRS Landlords Want Eviction Of Tenants On Benefits


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Benefit Blackspots Created By Eviction Of Benefit Tenants Eviction of tenants claiming housing benefit or Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the latest symptom of a worrying trend that could see unemployed and low-paid tenants excluded from many areas of the UK, says homeless charity, Shelter The UK is beginning to witness benefit blackspots as tenants claiming [...]


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Landlord Insurance Means Peace Of Mind


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Landlord Insurance protects rental property assets UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords need to protect their buy-to-let property investments and landlord insurance is just one aspect that can be well worth the initial financial outlay. Rental property is an important, income producing asset for PRS landlords, and some degree of financial protection is required to [...]


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Universal Credit Debate Rages On


Monday, September 17, 2012

Universal Credit Creates Rent Arrears Storm A parliamentary debate held earlier this month (September) saw MPs from both sides of the house getting a little hot under the collar, arguing about how payment of the new Universal Credit benefit, due to be introduced next year, should be made. Universal credit is set to take over from Local [...]


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Universal Credit Scrap Direct Payment For Landlords


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A landlord’s right to receive direct rent payments from a local authority for tenants in receipt of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) or Housing Benefit (HB) will be scrapped under the proposed new Universal Credit (UC) benefit system. Therefore it is widely predicted that even more landlords will potentially withdraw from the LHA market as there [...]


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