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Rent Protection Helps Protect A Landlords Income


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Decline In Void Periods As Landlords Use Rent Protection To Extend Tenancies According to a new survey by Paragon Mortgages, the decline in void periods being experienced by UK private rental sector landlords is solely due to high tenant demand, although there could be a little more to the mortgage lenders wild claim. There are [...]


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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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UK Sees Thousands Of Evictions And Repossessions Every Week


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shelter Says 4,000 UK Homes Risk Repossession Each Week According to the latest announcement by homelessness charity, Shelter, more than 4,000 UK households risk losing their home every week. Shelter claim to have analysed claims for possession notices, over the last 12 months, and their analysis reveals that over 215,000 households in the UK are [...]


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Dealing With Problem Tenants


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Practical Advice For Dealing With Problem Tenants It is important for all landlords to be consistently polite, courteous and professional at all times when dealing with problem tenants, even if the tenants don’t behave quite the same way. Renting property is your business and you need to you treat it as such and always behave [...]


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The Pitfalls Of Not Tenant Referencing


Thursday, January 23, 2014

  Landlords Could Get More Than They Bargained For If They Don’t Conduct Proper Tenant Referencing A landlord from Wales has discovered, to her cost, that tenant referencing and background checks are vital for all prospective tenant applicants. The predicted healthy outlook for the UK’s private rented sector (PRS), does not mean all landlords can [...]


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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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Wishing Landlords And Letting Agents A Very Merry Christmas


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

 Merry Christmas! As this year comes towards its end, all the staff from all the teams at Legal 4 Landlords would just like to publicly say THANK YOU to all landlords, lettings agents and property management agencies for your continued support throughout 2013. This year has been a very exciting year for Legal 4 Landlords [...]


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Avoid Rent Arrears This Christmas


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Landlords Need To Take Action Now To Prevent Rent Arrears Many UK private rental sector landlords without rent guarantee insurance may find that a number of their tenants will choose to put Christmas before paying the rent, leading to increased financial pressure for landlords and the threat of eviction for non paying tenants. Tenants often [...]


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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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Avoid Non-Payment With Rent Guarantee Insurance


Thursday, October 3, 2013

UK landlords have to deal with a variety of unexpected issues when renting out property, however, unpaid rent shouldn’t be one of them! Whether you are a landlord who owns a large portfolio of buy-to-let properties, Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO’s) or just own one single-let property investment, non-payment of rent can be a serious issue affecting regular monthly [...]


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