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New Landlords Take Unessessary Risks


Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Landlords Don’t Understand The Legal Requirements Of Property Rental According to new research conducted by a leading UK insurer there has been a huge upsurge in the number of landlords in the UK, however the majority of these new landlords have entered the private rental sector accidentally and many have failed to understand the [...]


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Landlords To Be Empowered Under Immigration Bill Proposals


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Landlords Must Evict Failed Asylum Seekers Under Immigration Bill Proposals The Government have announced that Landlords could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years for breaching the ‘Right to Rent’ checks to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. The controversial immigration bill proposals require private rental sector and social sector landlords to [...]


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Is Rent Protection Behind Fall In Number Of PRS Repossession Claims?


Thursday, February 19, 2015

More PRS Landlords Using Rent Protection Insurance To Avoid Rent Arrears There has been a significant increase in the number of UK landlords using Rent Protection insurance to guarantee continuous rental income from tenants during the course of a typical tenancy in the private rental sector (PRS). New figures published by the Ministry of Justice [...]


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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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Mandatory Letting Agent Redress Schemes Now In Effect


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Deadline For Mandatory Redress Scheme Membership Has Passed As of the 1st October 2014 Government legislation changed meaning that all UK lettings and property management agents must belong to one of the three Government approved property redress schemes. These are: The Property Ombudsman Ombudsman Services Property The Property Redress Scheme Each of the mandatory redress [...]


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Working Tenants Should Be Worried About Changes To Housing Benefit System


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Changes To The Housing Benefit System Means That The Safety Net For Tenants Without Rent Protection Insurance Is Shrinking Fast If a tenant loses their job, and the landlord doesn’t have Rent Protection, the changes to the Housing Benefit (HB) system could mean that the tenants rented home is no longer safe. Previously, working tenants [...]


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Changes To Council Tax Rules Adds Costs For Landlords


Thursday, April 11, 2013

UK Landlords are no doubt aware that local authorities have the discretion to charge full Council Tax on empty properties from 1st April 2013. The changes affect all rental properties that previously would have been automatically exempt from charges, including all empty furnished and unfurnished properties available for rent. Landlords with properties that are empty [...]


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Landlords Gas Safety Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Landlords Warned To Obey Gas SafetyLaws Or Face Prosecution Landlords need a better understanding of the laws regarding the safety of tenants in private sector rental accommodation, or they may find that non compliance with any of the prescribed regulations can render their Landlord Insurance invalid. UK Landlords have a moral duty and legal responsibility [...]


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Landlords Avoiding Benefit Tenants


Thursday, February 7, 2013

There has been a general slump in the number of private landlords in the UK who are willing to take applications from people on benefits and local authorities are being warned that they need to take action. As previously reported, http://blog.legal4landlords.com/welfare-reform-is-bad-news-for-landlords-and-tenants , there is now a significant fall in the number of landlords even willing [...]


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Evictions Soar As Property Owners Struggle With Payments


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Millions of property owners and tenants renting property in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are resorting to extreme measures including high interest pay day loans to avoid eviction as well as trying to make ends meet after falling behind on monthly housing payments. According to a new report by homelessness charity Shelter, nearly 8 million [...]


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