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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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UK Private Rented Sector Boom Continues


Thursday, June 4, 2015

UK Private Rented Sector Now Worth £1 Trillion The UK’s private rented sector (PRS) looks set for a profitable future as a new report reveals that the sector is expected to increase by 700,000 rental units to around 5.5 Million properties by 2020. The PRS represents 18% of all current UK housing stock, following the [...]


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Fall In Mortgage Arrears And Property Repossessions


Thursday, May 21, 2015

CML Data Shows Drop In Number Of Mortgage Arrears According to the latest data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), the number of UK buy to let mortgage arrears and number of landlords facing repossession of their rental properties has fallen in the first quarter of this year. A decline was experienced in [...]


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UK Tenant Evictions Increase Again


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tenant Evictions Have Now Reached A Record High According to new Ministry of Justice data released last week, tenant evictions have now reached a record high with 11,307 tenants evicted from rental properties in the first quarter of this year. However, the majority of tenants evicted are reported to be proportionally higher for the social [...]


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Landlords Doing More To Avoid The Voids


Friday, April 24, 2015

PRS Void periods drop to 13 year low Research conducted by a specialist mortgage lender has discovered that many UK private rental sector landlords are offering greater value and providing more than just a roof over someone’s head in an attempt to keep tenants in their rental properties for longer. The annual survey of a [...]


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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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Tenants Face A Battle To Secure Rental Property


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Multiple Tenant Applicants For Single Rental Property According to a recent report published by a national letting agent, there is now an average of five tenant applicants for every rental property in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS), so how do landlords choose which tenant to rent to? It is important for landlords to know [...]


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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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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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Plan Ahead To Avoid The Pitfalls Of Being A Landlord


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Planning Ahead Means Landlord Life Isn’t All That Bad The BBC showed an interesting insight into being a landlord, on the 2nd February 2015, as part of its ‘Inside Out’ series. The programme focused on landlords who had fallen into difficulties after building property portfolios using Buy To Let mortgages in order to try to provide [...]


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