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Landlords Warned About Deposit Protection Penalties


Thursday, June 11, 2015

TDS Warns Landlords That They Only Have A Few Weeks Left To Comply With New Deposit Protection Legislation The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), has warned landlords that time is running out after the new Deregulation Act came into force on March 26th 2015. The intention of introducing the new act was to clarify PRS tenancy [...]


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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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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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More UK Housing Legislation Changes


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Deregulation Bill To Include Changes To UK Housing Legislation Following on from the previous news report published on 3rd March, concerning changes to UK housing legislation there are plenty of industry concerns surrounding the introduction of even more legislation for the UK’s private rented sector, (PRS). UK housing legislation looks likely to change in the [...]


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Tenancies Reform Bill Fails On Technicality


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Revenge Eviction Bill Fails To Progress Through Parliament Due To Technicality There was relief all round for UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords on Friday 28th November 2014, when the controversial Tenancies Reform Bill, failed to progress past its first reading in the House of Commons. The Tenancies Reform Bill has also been called the [...]


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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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Successful PRS Tenant Evictions


Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Brief Guide To The Tenant Eviction Process Every private rental sector landlord wants to avoid the nightmare of housing, or even worse, evicting bad tenants, but it is against the law for the landlord to take matters into their own hands as there are legal processes that must be followed if landlords want to [...]


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Tenant Checks More Important Because Of New Immigration Rules


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tenant Checks Even More Vital From 1st December UK private rental sector landlords are being reminded about the importance of conducting thorough tenant referencing checks prior to the start of any tenancy as new Government legislation will require them to check the immigration status of every new tenant under the new rules set out in [...]


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Is Tenant Safety Being Ignored By Landlords?


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is Your Rental Property Safe For Tenants To Live In? Rental properties can be hazardous to tenant’s health if they are not properly repaired and maintained with the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) reporting an increase in the number of dangerous rental properties being offered to let by a minority of unscrupulous landlords. The [...]


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PRS Landlords Need To More To Protect Themselves


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PRS Landlords Not Doing Enough To Protect Themselves Thousands of UK private rental sector landlords are leaving themselves exposed to some of the worst tenants around by failing to carry out basic tenant reference checks, periodic inspections and enforcing the terms of tenancy agreements, according to a national survey conducted by insurance firm AXA. The [...]


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