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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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Faster Evictions For Anti Social Tenants


Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Fast-Track Evictions For Anti Social Tenants UK private rental sector and social housing landlords have been granted new powers in order to speed up the eviction process for anti-social tenants. The changes in the eviction process are designed to make it easier for landlords to secure a possession order for the rented property, a [...]


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Longer PRS Tenancies May Force Landlords Out Of Business


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Labour Proposal For Longer Tenancies May Force Landlords To Sell Up New proposals put forward by the Labour party pushing for longer assured short-hold tenancies in the private rented sector could see PRS landlords selling off rental properties due to increased pressure put on them by their buy to let mortgage providers. Many buy to [...]


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How To Rent Guide Launched By Government


Thursday, June 19, 2014

New How To Rent Guide Provides PRS Tenants With Information On Rental Rights And Responsibilities Government housing minister Kris Hopkins has announced that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have launched a How To Rent Guide to give tenants in the private rental sector (PRS), information on rental rights that all PRS tenants need to [...]


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New Legislation To Provide Lettings Industry Redress


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Three Compulsory Redress Schemes Approved By Government New changes in legislation make all UK letting agents register with at least one redress scheme a legal requirement. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have approved 3 new redress schemes for landlords and tenants to utilise for complaints about the UK private rental sector. The [...]


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Landlord Immigration Checks Are Unworkable


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Governments plan to make private rented sector (PRS) and social housing landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of all tenant applicants has raised questions on the policy from MP’s. The proposal to make landlords perform immigration checks on tenants and prosecute those who fail to comply has caused outrage among UK PRS landlords, who would [...]


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More Landlord Finance Is Needed


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have discovered that finance for landlords is woefully inadequate with almost 50% of UK landlords struggling to get additional mortgages, remortgage or even obtain more finance. The RLA asked its members about obtaining further finance to expand their rental property portfolios 24.1% found it very difficult to get a Buy-To-Let [...]


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Charities Reckon Homelessness Is A Growing Threat


Monday, June 18, 2012

An extra 1.5 million 18 to 30-year-olds are expected to apply for private rented sector (PRS) properties over the next eight years. The influential Joseph Rowntree Foundation says that one risk is that pressures on private rental accommodation could force young families out of the sector and into homelessness. The foundation forecasts that around 310,000 [...]


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Property Renting Set To Be Way Of Life For Young Families


Friday, June 15, 2012

A new report warns of steep increases in the number of parents unable to buy their own homes meaning millions of young families are entering an era of insecurity in which renting property becomes the norm. The Cambridge University study, commissioned by the independent Resolution Foundation and the housing and homeless charity Shelter, says that [...]


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Homeless Charity Calls For Rogue Landlord Summit


Friday, February 10, 2012

The UK homeless charity Shelter and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have clashed over the issue of bad landlords. Both organisations have been using very strong words over the last few days, whilst calling for more action by the UK government to stamp out bad landlords. Shelter is calling on the UK coalition Government to hold [...]


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