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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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Mortgage Borrowers Have Mortgage Affordability Concerns


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Research Reveals Concerns About Mortgage Affordability Checks New research by Equifax has revealed that many people are worried about the length of time it takes mortgage lenders to assess their ability to repay residential and buy to let mortgage loans, with some fearing missing out on property deals because of the length of time they [...]


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Landlords Still Failling To Conduct Proper Tenant Referencing Checks


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Know Who You Are Renting To – The Importance Of Tenant Referencing UK landlords who fail to carry out even the most basic pre-tenancy tenant referencing and background checks are leaving themselves exposed to housing some of the worst tenants occupying their rental property. The importance of proper tenant referencing and background checks cannot be [...]


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What Landlords Need To Know About Tenant Referencing


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Importance Of Conducting Proper Tenant Referencing  And Background Checks On All Tenant Applicants  It is vital that UK private rented sector landlords conduct the proper tenant referencing and background checks on all prospective tenant applicants before granting a tenancy. Landlords need to know exactly who they are allowing to rent their properties and comprehensive tenant [...]


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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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Landlords Punished For Errors In Tenancy Agreements


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Is Your Tenancy Agreement Legal? When granting a tenancy to a tenant applicant, the landlord, or their appointed agent has to complete all the relevant sections and counter sign the assured short-hold tenancy agreement (AST) to say that the tenant has read and agrees with all the stated clauses and understands their responsibilities as a [...]


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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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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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