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PRS Landlords Don’t Want Properties Used As Cannabis Farms


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PRS Landlords Can Avoid Letting Properties To Cannabis Farmers There are a number of media reports circulating at the moment surrounding the increased use of private rented sector properties being used as cannabis farms and many PRS landlords are worried that they could also be at risk. As we reported last week, the private rental [...]


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Are Landlords Missing Out On Good Tenants?


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Landlords Still Failing To Reference Tenant Applicants In the digital age that we live in, many landlords still fail to recognise that they no longer have to rely on gut instinct alone to get the best tenants they can into their rental properties. Advanced tenant referencing systems mean that the days of taking people on [...]


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FCA Monitoring Buy To Let Mortgage Applications


Thursday, May 29, 2014

FCA Looking For Fraudulent Buy To Let Mortgage Applications The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are on the lookout for fraudulent buy to let mortgage applications following the introduction of tighter affordability rules on residential mortgages under the Mortgage Market Review (MMR). Under MMR, all applicants face tougher questions about their lifestyle to ensure they [...]


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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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Landlord Identity Theft Increasing


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Identity Theft Is An Increasing Problem For UK Landlords Landlords in the UK’s private rented sector are being urged to take more action to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft, which is on the increase, with an estimated 4 Million victims a year. Private rental sector (PRS) landlords who choose to move out [...]


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Tenant Referencing Helps Landlords Avoid Tenants From Hell


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tenant Referencing Works! UK PRS landlords who have empty rental properties over the Christmas and New Year holidays won’t be full of festive spirit, in fact without changing the way they operate many landlords could be very “Bah, Humbug!” Empty rental properties do not generate income, leaving landlords to cover the buy-to-let mortgage payments from [...]


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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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Rise In Fraudulent Tenant Applications


Monday, March 5, 2012

UK Landlords and letting agents are being warned about an increase in bogus tenant applications. Fraudulent applicants have been filling out tenancy application forms provided by honest landlords and agents, giving inaccurate or misleading information, in a bid to secure the rental of the property. It is not unknown for the fraudsters to move from [...]


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