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Advance Warning Of Severe UK Winter Weather


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Severe Winter Weather Warning Issued Early By Forecasters Severe winter weather looks set to hit the UK earlier than expected this year, according to long range weather forecasts, which could catch unsuspecting landlords and their tenants unaware. The severe weather warning makes right now the best time to check your rental properties roof is intact [...]


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New Landlords Take Unessessary Risks


Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Landlords Don’t Understand The Legal Requirements Of Property Rental According to new research conducted by a leading UK insurer there has been a huge upsurge in the number of landlords in the UK, however the majority of these new landlords have entered the private rental sector accidentally and many have failed to understand the [...]


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Property Maintenance Responsibilities


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Who Exactly Is Responsible For Property Maintenance?  There still appears to be a great deal of confusion regarding who has what repairing obligations and property maintenance responsibilities in private rental sector properties, with a high proportion of residents without tenants liability insurance losing some or all of their hard saved deposits due to not abiding [...]


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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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Buy-To-Let Property Maintenance – The Essentials


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Buy-To-Let Maintenance Is Better Than Expensive Repairs Conducting timely repairs on buy-to-let property as they arise and conducting regular property maintenance on rental properties can be the difference between owning an income producing asset or financial ruin for many buy-to-let landlords. Maximising profit from rental properties is not always straight forward, however if buy-to-let landlords are not prepared [...]


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Landlords Should Comply With Responsibilities


Thursday, May 2, 2013

UK Landlords Unaware of Legal Obligations There have been several reports in the national media recently about UK landlords facing prosecution for ignoring their legal responsibilities. The press reports suggest that new, accidental or reluctant landlords are not aware of their full rental property and tenant care responsibilities. There are a number of aspects that [...]


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Landlords Gas Safety Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Landlords Warned To Obey Gas SafetyLaws Or Face Prosecution Landlords need a better understanding of the laws regarding the safety of tenants in private sector rental accommodation, or they may find that non compliance with any of the prescribed regulations can render their Landlord Insurance invalid. UK Landlords have a moral duty and legal responsibility [...]


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Landlord Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

There are hundreds of pieces of Government legislation and local authority regulations that have to be adhered to by landlords before being allowed to rent out property in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). The onus is on the landlord to make sure that the rental property and tenancy agreement are in full compliance with all [...]


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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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Reluctant Landlords Claim Ignorance Over Responsibilities


Thursday, April 12, 2012

A large number of private residential properties are being rented out to tenants because the owners have moved out but found it difficult to sell the property on. In fact, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), many people are choosing to rent out homes they cannot sell. This has led to an [...]


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