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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 Can Help Tenant Households Save Money


Thursday, April 30, 2015

 UK Households Predicted To Be £10k In Debt By 2016 Apart from the additional help for first-time buyers and the extension of the Help To Buy scheme until 2020 (for new build properties), announced in the Spring 2015 budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, there is still very little on offer to [...]


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Tenants Liability Insurance Makes A Huge Difference


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tenants Without Tenant Liability Insurance Don’t Always Get Full Deposits Back A new survey has revealed that over half of private rented sector tenants who have rented properties in the PRS during the last 5 years and who didn’t have tenants liability insurance, didn’t get the full value of their deposits back when the left [...]


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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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Buy To Let Mortgage Lending Increasing Steadily


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Buy To Let Mortgage Lending: Steady Year-On-Year Rise New data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed despite a fall in the volume of buy to let mortgage loan advances in February 2015, annual lending is continuing to increase steadily. There were a total of 15,900 buy to let mortgage loan advances made [...]


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Deregulation Bill Given Royal Approval


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Deregulation Bill Receives Royal Assent The controversial Deregulation bill may have received Royal Assent but it needs a commencement order to enable the legislation to be brought into force, and the delay will allow landlords enough time to get their rental properties up to the required standards and ensure that they will be compliant with [...]


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Rise Of The Pensioner Landlords


Thursday, March 19, 2015

UK Buy To Let Property Market Braced For Surge Of Pensioner Landlords The UK private rented sector is bracing itself for the surge of  pensioner landlords who are ready to put some or all of their pension pots into buy to let properties, when the pension reforms come into force on 6th April 2015, representing [...]


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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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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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