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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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Mortgage Borrowers Have Mortgage Affordability Concerns


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Research Reveals Concerns About Mortgage Affordability Checks New research by Equifax has revealed that many people are worried about the length of time it takes mortgage lenders to assess their ability to repay residential and buy to let mortgage loans, with some fearing missing out on property deals because of the length of time they [...]


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What Landlords Need To Know About Tenant Referencing


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Importance Of Conducting Proper Tenant Referencing  And Background Checks On All Tenant Applicants  It is vital that UK private rented sector landlords conduct the proper tenant referencing and background checks on all prospective tenant applicants before granting a tenancy. Landlords need to know exactly who they are allowing to rent their properties and comprehensive tenant [...]


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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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Why Take Risks When Choosing Your Next Tenant?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Would You Accept New Tenants Without Checking On Their Background? There are plenty of stories in the newspapers and lots of discussion threads on many online landlord forums concerning the tenant selection process and how landlords have ended up housing bad tenants because they went with their gut feeling rather than paying for professional tenant [...]


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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Legal 4 Landlords


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As the UK’s leading specialist providers to private rental sector landlords and the lettings industry, we believe we’re pretty good at what we do and so do 98% of our clients. However, if you’re wondering why you shouldn’t utilise our services then please see the below: We’re very sorry to inform you that not all [...]


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Why Tenant Evictions Should Be Handled By Experts


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

62% Of Landlord DIY Evictions Are Incorrect Landlords should use tenant eviction specialists rather than attempting to do things themselves, after new research discovered that almost two in three tenant eviction notices served on private rental sector tenants contained errors. New research discovered that 62% of the legal paperwork and official section 8 and section [...]


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Mortgage Market Review Will Affect Residential and Buy-To-Let Mortgage Applications


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mortgage Market Review Hits UK Property Market New rules for mortgage lenders came into effect on the 26th April 2014 requiring all potential borrowers to disclose even more detailed financial information. Even before it was officially launched the MMR scheme was affecting mortgage applications, with loan offers being heavily scrutinised and the process had lenders [...]


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Dealing With Problem Tenants


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Practical Advice For Dealing With Problem Tenants It is important for all landlords to be consistently polite, courteous and professional at all times when dealing with problem tenants, even if the tenants don’t behave quite the same way. Renting property is your business and you need to you treat it as such and always behave [...]


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