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New Legal Ruling On Landlord Repair Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Landlord Repair Responsibilities Change Following Landmark Legal Ruling There are often complaints from tenants that landlords or their letting agents don’t deal with rental property repair problems properly, causing upset and distress for tenants and stress and anguish for landlords. Even with comprehensive Landlord Buildings Insurance policies in place, there is still a legal obligation [...]


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2015 Could See Landlords Expanding Rental Property Portfolios


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Over 50% Of UK Landlords Seek To Expand Rental Property Portfolios In 2015  There is a great deal for private sector landlords with rental property portfolios to get excited about in 2015, according to the latest research carried out by an online letting agent. Residential property prices continued to rise last year, despite the doom [...]


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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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Government Probe Retaliatory Tenant Evictions


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

All Party Parliamentary Group To Examine Retaliatory Tenant Evictions MP’s have launched an inquiry into the operational practices of the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) due to the apparent rise in the number of so called retaliatory tenant evictions by landlords. The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector define retaliatory tenant evictions as [...]


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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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Can Anyone Get Buy To Let Mortgages?


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Buy to Let Mortgages Are Not Difficult To Get The Mortgage Market Review (MMR) has made obtaining residential mortgages more difficult for some borrowers and the financial affordability tests imposed by lenders are also being applied by specialist lenders to buy to let mortgages too, slowing down the purchasing process for many landlords. Many landlords [...]


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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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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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More New Rules For Buy To Let Mortgage Lending


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

UK Buy-To-Let Mortgages To Become EU Regulated  Following last week’s shock announcement by the Government, some elements of the UK’s buy to let mortgage market are going to become more regulated in order to fall in line with the current European Union (EU) Mortgage Credit Directive. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have reacted strongly [...]


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