Confusion Reigns Over Tenant Sub-Letting Proposals

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Housing Minister Contradicts Government Sub-Letting Proposals There is already a great deal of confusion and resentment surrounding the controversial proposals to allow the sub-letting of rental properties by tenants, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, during the pre-election budget, last month. The proposals were announced by Mr Osborne during the Spring [...]

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PRS Rental Yields Increase Again

Thursday, January 31, 2013

In the UK the combination of high tenant demand, increasing rents and realistic vendor pricing of properties for sale has been a major driving factor behind the increase in PRS rental yields. Buy-To-Let rental yields increased from 6.1% to 6.7% over the last quarter of 2012, with the biggest jump in the private rented sector [...]

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EPC Changes Don’t Make Sense

Friday, December 28, 2012

Government Backtrack On Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) New regulation of Energy Performance Certification (EPC’s) set to come into effect on 9th January 2013, and is intended to ease the quagmire of paperwork for estate agents, property management companies, letting agents and landlords when preparing to advertise a vacant property for sale or let.  Although agents [...]

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Is Your Rental Property Energy Efficient?

Monday, November 14, 2011

According to research conducted by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), 17% of UK landlords reckon their rental properties would fail Energy Performance Certification (EPC). Under the Government’s Green Deal proposals Landlords who own rental properties that fall into the lowest two categories of energy efficiency could be banned from the private rental market. [...]

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Landlords Positive Outlook

Friday, November 11, 2011

Landlords are increasingly positive about the buy-to-let market in the UK, according to an annual Private Rented Sector (PRS) Survey. The data makes interesting reading for any pundit who has cast doubt on the future of Buy-To-Let in the UK, but it does show that landlords are prepared to shop around in order to keep [...]

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Landlords Hope Tenant Demand Continues

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The unprecedented demand for UK rental property has increased the average property rental price throughout the UK and some private sector landlords have been quick to increase the rental price for their properties to almost record levels. Since the start of the recession the private rented sector has experienced a surge in demand with 20,000 [...]

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Are your properties energy efficient?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

RECENT news hit the headlines that more than one in three landlords do not know how energy efficient their rental properties are. The news shows there is still a lack of awareness that all properties need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If, as a landlord, you don’t provide a new tenant with an Energy Performance [...]

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Tenant evicted after ignoring requests for landlord access to property

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A tenant has been evicted after she refused to let her landlord enter his property in order to carry out a gas safety check. Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT) had tried for months to gain access to a property in order to check the safety of the gas supply. Apparently, the housing trust called at the [...]

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Is now a good time to invest in property?

Monday, August 15, 2011

News out at the weekend shows house sellers have reduced asking prices for the second month in a row. Most of the year has seen vendors putting their properties on the market for far more than the amount sellers are willing to pay, but vendors are now beginning to accept that their asking prices are [...]

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