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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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Looking For Buy-To-Let Finance?


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Property Investors And Landlords Always Want The Best Buy-To-Let Finance Deals Property investors and landlords are always looking for the best offers and deals available for everything that they do, be that purchasing property or taking out insurance. The UK may be slowly recovering from the depths of the recession, and property prices may be [...]


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How Landlords Can Avoid Bad Tenants


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Landlords Must Carry Out Tenant Referencing To Avoid Bad Tenants 2012 wasn’t really a great year to be a landlord Almost 60% of landlords had problems with bad tenants in 2012 99,000 tenants didn’t pay rent for more than 2 months Tenant evictions increased 8% During 2012 some 59% of landlords were left out of pocket [...]


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Landlords Should Keep Better Inventory Records


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

  Inventory Needs To Record Condition of All Fixtures And Fittings To Avoid Deposit Disputes Increased demand for suitable rental properties in the UK Private Rental Sector (PRS) means there is an urgent need for landlords and tenants to develop and maintain an accurate inventory of all fixtures and fittings in order to avoid disputes [...]


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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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Things That Go Bump In The Night


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

 A spooky Halloween tale from Legal 4 Landlords   In a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Gravesend, on a dark stormy Halloween evening, the residents gathered in the communal lounge drinking and discussing ghost stories…  One young male tenant claimed that an old man who used to own the large house they lived in was [...]


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Having The Right Insurance Saves Money


Monday, October 1, 2012

Landlords are being urged to reassess any insurance policies they may already have taken out, in order to avoid the possibility of underinsurance, after one poor unsuspecting landlord was left more than £100,000 (GBP) out of pocket. The landlord unfortunately suffered a fire in the block of flats he owned and submitted a claim for [...]


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5 Top Tips For Student Tenants


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  With UK University terms now started for the 2012/13 academic year we offer 5 great tips for new student tenants. 1.- Many landlords require a deposit for the rental of a property and may ask for the deposit and the first month’s rent. This can be quite a large sum of cash to part [...]


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New Landlords Don’t Understand The Lettings Market


Friday, June 8, 2012

Stuck property vendors that are being forced to make the move into the UK buy to let market, are being warned by landlord and lettings specialist service provider Legal 4 Landlords, that they need to spend more time researching the area where the property is and spend more time understanding the mechanics and legalities of [...]


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Student Rental Market Thriving


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has issued advice on the UK student lettings market to first time landlords. UK Landlords should look to the student lettings market in order to get their empty properties rented out, according to ARLA. With over 600,000 students starting university courses in major UK cities this September, the [...]


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