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2015 Pre-Election Budget Creates Landlords Sub Letting Nightmare


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Controversial Sub-Letting Announcement Made In 2015 Pre-Election Budget The 2015 pre-election budget delivered last week by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, outlined controversial plans that intend to make it illegal for private rental sector tenancy agreements (AST’s) to include clauses that prevent tenants sub-letting the rented property to others. This announcement has caused [...]


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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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How To Rent Guide Launched By Government


Thursday, June 19, 2014

New How To Rent Guide Provides PRS Tenants With Information On Rental Rights And Responsibilities Government housing minister Kris Hopkins has announced that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have launched a How To Rent Guide to give tenants in the private rental sector (PRS), information on rental rights that all PRS tenants need to [...]


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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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Use Tenant Referencing To Avoid Housing Illegal Immigrants


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Government want landlords to use tenant referencing to ensure tenants in the Private Rented Sector are not illegal Immigrants Government ministers want to use the comprehensive tenant referencing system used by good and honest landlords to ensure tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are not living in the UK illegally. The government are already working [...]


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Landlords Avoiding Benefit Tenants


Thursday, February 7, 2013

There has been a general slump in the number of private landlords in the UK who are willing to take applications from people on benefits and local authorities are being warned that they need to take action. As previously reported, http://blog.legal4landlords.com/welfare-reform-is-bad-news-for-landlords-and-tenants , there is now a significant fall in the number of landlords even willing [...]


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