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Buy-To-Let Mortgage Boom Continues Due To Tenant Demand


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Demand For Rental Property Fuelling Buy-To-Let Mortgage Boom  The UK buy-to-let boom looks set to continue for the foreseeable future as economists and estate agencies predict increased demand from over 1 Million more tenants, who will be looking for homes in the UK’s private rented sector over the next five years. The expected tenant requirements [...]


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1/3 of UK Landlords Will Not Be Accepting LHA Tenants


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A new Government report has revealed a growing concern about UK landlords, as an increasing percentage are now refusing to accept applications from tenants claiming housing benefits. The situation regarding LHA tenants is set to get much worse, following the recent statements made by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his party’s vision for further [...]


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Tenants Can’t Afford To Pay More Rent


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tenants without Rent Guarantee Insurance are finding Private Rental Sector (PRS) rents are becoming more difficult to afford as many are handing over more than 50% of their gross pay to keep a roof over their heads according to the online property portal, Rightmove. The average pay-to-rent ratio across the UK is 38% – but [...]


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New Law Punishes Squatters


Monday, May 14, 2012

Squatting in residential properties is to become a criminal offence in Britain, after the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill received Royal Assent this week. As from September 1st 2012, squatting in a private residential property in the UK will become a criminal offence and offenders could face up to six months in [...]


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Tenant Evictions Increasing


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

County court closures are being blamed for prolonging tenant rent arrears eviction hearings The number of tenants in severe financial difficulty has climbed by 10.2% in the first quarter of this year according to the latest tenant arrears tracker by Templeton LPA, part of the LSL Property Services plc Group. Almost 8,800 more tenants were [...]


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New Landlord Numbers Increasing


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

An increasing number of private residential properties are being rented out to tenants because the owners have moved out but found it difficult to sell the property on the open market. The rise in “reluctant” or “accidental” landlords has caused ripples of concern within the UK lettings industry. In fact, according to the Association of [...]


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Homeless Charity Calls For Rogue Landlord Summit


Friday, February 10, 2012

The UK homeless charity Shelter and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have clashed over the issue of bad landlords. Both organisations have been using very strong words over the last few days, whilst calling for more action by the UK government to stamp out bad landlords. Shelter is calling on the UK coalition Government to hold [...]


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New Landlords Urged To Adopt Good Business Practices


Monday, January 16, 2012

The downturn in UK property valuations has lead many existing homeowners, some of whom are desperate to sell up, to consider alternative ways to cash in on their current property, without having to sell it below their expected valuations. A fairly noticeable proportion of these vendors are choosing to become first-time landlords, rather than settling [...]


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Is It Really A Happy New Year For Benefit Tenants?


Friday, January 6, 2012

Researchers claim that the uk’s welfare reforms will make more than three quarters of a million homes unaffordable for tenants. The Government Welfare Reform payment caps came into force this week (1st January 2012) meaning that more than 810,000 private rented homes unaffordable for tenants claiming the housing allowance under the new “Universal Credit” system. [...]


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Big Changes In Store For UK Private Rental Sector


Friday, December 30, 2011

There could be big changes in store for the UK private rental sector should there be an exodus of inexperienced or accidental landlords from the market. The rental market in the UK could be significantly impacted in the event of a mass departure of inexperienced and accidental landlords from the sector. This is the suggestion [...]


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