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New Landlords Take Unessessary Risks


Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Landlords Don’t Understand The Legal Requirements Of Property Rental According to new research conducted by a leading UK insurer there has been a huge upsurge in the number of landlords in the UK, however the majority of these new landlords have entered the private rental sector accidentally and many have failed to understand the [...]


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Buy To Let Mortgages Lenders Issue Statement Of Practice


Friday, April 10, 2015

Buy To Let Mortgages Lenders Publish Statement Of Practice Ahead Of Financial Conduct Authority Regulation Buy to let mortgage companies who belong to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), have issued a new statement of practice aimed at making their mortgage products more transparent for consumers as well as emphasising the responsibilities of being a [...]


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Longer PRS Tenancies May Force Landlords Out Of Business


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Labour Proposal For Longer Tenancies May Force Landlords To Sell Up New proposals put forward by the Labour party pushing for longer assured short-hold tenancies in the private rented sector could see PRS landlords selling off rental properties due to increased pressure put on them by their buy to let mortgage providers. Many buy to [...]


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New Legislation To Provide Lettings Industry Redress


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Three Compulsory Redress Schemes Approved By Government New changes in legislation make all UK letting agents register with at least one redress scheme a legal requirement. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have approved 3 new redress schemes for landlords and tenants to utilise for complaints about the UK private rental sector. The [...]


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UK Mortgage Market Set For Changes In 2014


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Residential And Buy-To-Let Mortgage Lending Will Be Subject To New Regulations This Year  2014 is set to be a year of change for the UK’s mortgage market, with predicted lending requirements increasing, helped by optimistic employment and economic forecasts, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The Council of Mortgage Lenders are forecasting total [...]


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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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Avoid Insurance Claims And Local Authority Crackdowns


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Landlords Need To Step Up Maintenance Of Rental Properties To Improve Safety There have been numerous reports in the national press about landlords being prosecuted by local authorities for failing to keep their rental properties maintained to a safe, decent and habitable standard. Many of these prosecuted landlords never bothered to comply with their legal [...]


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Landlords Should Comply With Responsibilities


Thursday, May 2, 2013

UK Landlords Unaware of Legal Obligations There have been several reports in the national media recently about UK landlords facing prosecution for ignoring their legal responsibilities. The press reports suggest that new, accidental or reluctant landlords are not aware of their full rental property and tenant care responsibilities. There are a number of aspects that [...]


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Landlord Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

There are hundreds of pieces of Government legislation and local authority regulations that have to be adhered to by landlords before being allowed to rent out property in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). The onus is on the landlord to make sure that the rental property and tenancy agreement are in full compliance with all [...]


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EPC Changes Don’t Make Sense


Friday, December 28, 2012

Government Backtrack On Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) New regulation of Energy Performance Certification (EPC’s) set to come into effect on 9th January 2013, and is intended to ease the quagmire of paperwork for estate agents, property management companies, letting agents and landlords when preparing to advertise a vacant property for sale or let.  Although agents [...]


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