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Positive Property Price Increases Announced By ONS


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Landlords Can Still Do More For Their Tenants Financial Health As Property Prices Continue To Increase The latest official property price data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that UK property prices have shown an annual increase of 9.6% since the same period last year and property prices were also 7.4% on [...]


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Landlords Want To Buy More Ready Tenanted Properties


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tenanted Properties Are Landlords Top Purchasing Targets Recent analysis of over 65,000 UK private rental sector properties has found that the number of ready tenanted properties purchased by portfolio landlords has reached the highest recorded level since 2005. The analysis conducted by Countrywide Residential Lettings discovered that 11% of all rental properties bought by portfolio [...]


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Reducing The Risk Of Letting To Problem Tenants


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tenant Referencing Helps Landlords Avoid Problem Tenants All landlords want the best possible tenants in their rental properties, but how do landlords and letting agents make sure that they are not allowing problem tenant’s into rental properties? All tenant applicants should be comprehensively tenant referenced as soon as they apply for a tenancy in private [...]


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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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Renting To Tenants With Pets


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Many Landlords Against Allowing Pets In Rental Properties The majority of the public are pet lovers, unfortunately though many landlords are not… There have been many horror stories in the media about expensive damage caused by pets in rental properties, making many landlords refuse to even consider letting to tenants with pets. Landlords who don’t [...]


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Pension Reforms Could Affect UK Property Market


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rise of Pensioner Landlords Could Have Dramatic Effect On UK Property Market As most people are already aware the UK pension rules changed on 6th April 2015, allowing people aged 55 and over to withdraw all or part of their pension pot to spend as they prefer rather than being forced to buy some form [...]


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Confusion Reigns Over Tenant Sub-Letting Proposals


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Housing Minister Contradicts Government Sub-Letting Proposals There is already a great deal of confusion and resentment surrounding the controversial proposals to allow the sub-letting of rental properties by tenants, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, during the pre-election budget, last month. The proposals were announced by Mr Osborne during the Spring [...]


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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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