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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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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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Do Rental Property The Right Way Or Don’t Do It At All


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What Rental Property Risks Are Landlords Taking? New research conducted by Liverpool Victoria (LV) landlord insurance, has revealed that there has been a significant surge in amateur landlord numbers across the UK, as more and more people attempt to boost their earned incomes by renting out properties privately without using a letting agent, however many [...]


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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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Tenant Eviction Cases Increase 15% in 3 Months


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tenant Eviction Court Delays Costing Landlords Money Many of the UK’s County courts are struggling to deal with the increase in the number of private rented sector (PRS) tenant eviction cases brought by landlords and letting agents in the last three months, causing an increase in costly delays for landlords, as rents go unpaid and [...]


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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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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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Tenant Eviction Problem – Call The Experts


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Low Cost, Fixed Fee Tenant Eviction Services From The UK’s Largest Eviction Specialists The UK’s largest eviction specialists, Legal 4 Landlords have a dedicated and experienced in-house eviction team offering its clients unrivalled service, helping to reduce the length of time taken to evict bad and defaulting tenants. Legal 4 Landlords are the UK’s leading [...]


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Letting Agent Fined For HMO Offences


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A letting agent has been fined £41,200 (GBP) by Watford Magistrates court after they failed to comply with safety regulations and admitted a string of offences at five Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO’s). It is the first time Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has prosecuted a letting agent rather than a landlord and the council also said it [...]


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