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Rents Still Increasing Steadily Despite Election Fever


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rents Still Increasing On New Tenancies Regardless of Political Promises According to new data gathered from the latest Quarterly Lettings Index conducted by Countrywide, average rents for new tenancies in private sector rental properties increased by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2015 to reach an average monthly price of £894 (GBP), an increase of [...]


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Landlords Risk Increasing Rent Arrears


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rent Guarantee Insurance Reduces Arrears Risk Private rented sector landlords who don’t use Rent Guarantee Insurance are at increased risk of suffering tenant rent arrears, as rent debt becomes the fastest growing debt problem in the UK according to one charity – The Money Advice Trust. The charity claims that the number of private rented sector [...]


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Tenant Eviction Figures Increase Again


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Landlord Possession Claims Soar Again   There has been a dramatic increase in the number of PRS landlords seeking to evict bad tenants and the volume of possession orders doesn’t look like abating any time soon according to data released by the UK Government. Government figures show that there were 103,329 landlord claims for tenant [...]


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Tenants Still Struggling With Rent


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

In the UK private rented sector, the average rental price for a residential property now stands at a staggering £777 (GBP) per month across the whole of the country, but there are some regional differences. Private sector rents in Greater London rose by 6.7% during the last 12 months to reach a regional average of £1,224 [...]


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Rent Guarantee Is The Way Forward


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  Rents Rise But Arrears Fall Regardless of all the media reports about PRS rents rising for the seventh consecutive month, it also appears that the level of late or unpaid rent has fallen to the lowest level since January, equating to 8.1% of all rent across England and Wales in October 2012. A survey by [...]


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Tenant Evictions Increase


Friday, October 26, 2012

More PRS tenants are struggling with rent arrears The latest UK Court Statistics released by the Government continue to indicate a steady rise in the number of claims for possession by landlords that have resulted in orders for tenant eviction being made. The continued rise in severe rent arrears have lead to more than 25,000 landlords making successful [...]


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Illegal Eviction Means Prison


Monday, October 15, 2012

A landlord from Sheffield has been sentenced to 9 months in prison for taking the law into his own hands and forcefully removing a tenant from his rental property, instead of following legal procedures or appointing a qualified tenant eviction specialist. The landlord, Jay Allen, had not applied for a court order and had not [...]


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Landlords Warned To Act Now To Avoid Rent Arrears


Friday, July 27, 2012

Private Rental Sector landlords are urged to act now to secure the tenant’s rental payments or prepare for the worst this year as tenant default rates have already increased by 8%, in the second quarter of 2012, and are still rising. The number of private sector tenancies in severe rent arrears climbed by over 7,000 [...]


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The Rent’s Going Up!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Rents rose for a second consecutive month in May to stand at an average £712 per month in the UK, returning to the same level as in January 2012. According to the latest Buy-To-Let index from LSL Property Services, the 0.4% rise in May means that rents are now 2.3% higher than in 2011. Added [...]


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What Is Rent Guarantee Insurance?


Friday, June 22, 2012

If you are a Landlord who lets a rental property in the UK, could you cover your expenditure if the worst happened to your tenant’s finances and all of a sudden they were unable to pay the rent? Recovering debts or even rent arrears can be difficult and costly for landlords, without any guarantee of [...]


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