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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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Land Registry Launches New Service To Tackle Property Fraud


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Property Alert Will Help Property Owners And Landlords Avoid Becoming Victims Of Property Fraud The Land Registry has launched a new service called “Property Alert” this week, to help protect property owners from becoming unwitting victims of fraud. Property fraudsters can often attempt to claim ownership of a property by impersonating the registered owner or by [...]


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PRS Rents Reach All Time High


Thursday, October 24, 2013

PRS Rents Increase Again UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) landlords enjoyed an average return of 7.4% in September 2013, up from 6.1% in August, according to the latest buy-to-let index published by LSL Property Services. The percentage rises are equivalent to an earned average income of £12,129 (GBP) produced by just one typical rental property [...]


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Landlords Warned Over Tenant Referencing


Thursday, February 28, 2013

The UK Private Rental Sector (PRS) is one of the UK’s best performing economies despite all the economic doom and gloom reported by the national press. Landlords and property investors spend a great deal of money on purchasing, renovating and renting out property, be that purchasing with cash, refurbishment of the property, paying repair or [...]


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Gas Safety Week


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gas Safety Week 10th – 16th September 2012 Gas Safe Register, the official list of registered gas engineers, is launching the second annual Gas Safety Week from 10th – 16th September 2012, aiming to raise awareness of gas safety in rental properties and around the home. Paul Johnston, chief executive at Gas Safe Register said: [...]


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Don’t Skip Tenant Checks


Friday, December 16, 2011

If you are a seasoned landlord or are just starting out in buy-to-let, you need to understand the importance of carrying out background checks on potential tenants. Right now it’s a landlord’s market with more people choosing to rent so UK landlords can afford to be a little more choosy. The National Landlords Association (NLA) [...]


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New Rent Guarantee Product For UK Landlords


Monday, December 12, 2011

If you are a Landlord who lets a property in the UK, then you run the risk of rent default by your tenant. Even the best checks and references cannot predict a tenant falling on hard times and not being able to pay their rent. Could you as a landlord cover your expenditure if this [...]


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