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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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PRS Landlords Need To More To Protect Themselves


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PRS Landlords Not Doing Enough To Protect Themselves Thousands of UK private rental sector landlords are leaving themselves exposed to some of the worst tenants around by failing to carry out basic tenant reference checks, periodic inspections and enforcing the terms of tenancy agreements, according to a national survey conducted by insurance firm AXA. The [...]


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Protect Your Property Investment With The Right Insurance Policy


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Landlord Insurance Can Help To Protect Your Property Investment The latest band of bad weather to hit the UK has highlighted the need for having the appropriate insurance in place to ensure that your most valuable asset is protected should the worst happen. UK landlords cannot rely on standard home insurance and MUST have appropriate [...]


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Bad Tenant’s Identified By Referencing


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Comprehensive Tenant Referencing Saves Landlords Time, Stress And Money! The number of bad tenants trying to apply for rental properties in the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) is on the rise, according to a number of lettings agencies. Letting agents who conduct thorough tenant referencing checks on all applicants have reported an increase in the [...]


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Landlords Be Prepared For The Future


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Take Action Now To Protect Your Rental Property Business In The Future It is important for UK private rented sector landlords to stay updated on any changes affecting the UK property market, due to the potential effects these changes may have on their property rental businesses in the future. As Legal4Landlords are the market leaders [...]


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Landlord Insurance Means Peace Of Mind


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Landlord Insurance protects rental property assets UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords need to protect their buy-to-let property investments and landlord insurance is just one aspect that can be well worth the initial financial outlay. Rental property is an important, income producing asset for PRS landlords, and some degree of financial protection is required to [...]


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Rent Arrears And Void Periods Improve


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

UK PRS void periods and rent arrears are falling steadily UK private rented sector landlords are reaping the rewards of the developments of specialist products and services designed to ease the burden for landlords and the UK lettings industry. Market leading companies, such as Legal 4 Landlords have spent a great deal of time, effort [...]


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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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Rental Prices And Yields Rise


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Private Sector Rental prices and rental yields increased in the three months up to October 2011, according to new research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The survey found that the number of UK property agents who reported higher rents had risen by 19% in the 3 month period. 15% more also said [...]


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Landlords must protect their tenant’s rent and deposit


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The case of a letting agency wound up for failing to protect rents and deposits shows how important it is for landlords to follow the rules. The Leamington agency, Telmark Properties, formerly Smarter Housing was wound up by the High Court for repeatedly breaching agreements with both landlords and tenants and failing to deal properly [...]


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