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Advance Warning Of Severe UK Winter Weather


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Severe Winter Weather Warning Issued Early By Forecasters Severe winter weather looks set to hit the UK earlier than expected this year, according to long range weather forecasts, which could catch unsuspecting landlords and their tenants unaware. The severe weather warning makes right now the best time to check your rental properties roof is intact [...]


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PRS Rents Remain Stable


Thursday, September 24, 2015

ARLA Report Fewer Landlords Raising PRS Rents The Association Of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) have reported that the number of letting agent members reporting PRS rent increases has dropped for the first time this year. It was widely feared that many landlords would be forced to increase PRS rents in order to mitigate the abolishment [...]


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Lack Of Available Rental Property Driving PRS Price Increases


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rental Property Demand Still Exceeding Supply The latest private rental sector (PRS) property index published by Your Move and Reeds Rains shows that average rental property prices in the UK are beginning to exceed £800 (GBP) per month, pushing PRS rental prices to a new record high. According to the report’s findings, PRS rents have [...]


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How Much Tenant Pain Can You Take?


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Bad Tenant Is Like A Bad Tooth… Better Out Than In!  Nobody likes the thought of going to the dentist. It’s so easy to imagine the pain, that awful noise and the feeling of being at the mercy of someone else. However, if you’ve got a toothache that’s already giving you pain, putting off [...]


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How Removing The Wear And Tear Tax Allowance Affects Landlords


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Removal Of Wear And Tear Tax Allowance Doesn’t Have To Mean Landlords Face Property Losses Since the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the post election budget that the wear and tear tax allowance for landlords was to be phased out and replaced with a tax relief system that only allows landlords to deduct costs [...]


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The Importance Of An Inventory At The End Of A Tenancy


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Inventories – An Valuable Tool At The End Of A Tenancy The end of a tenancy can be a very stressful time for landlords and even more stressful for tenants without Tenants Liability insurance, as this is when the rental property is examined to check if deductions need to be made from the tenants deposit [...]


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High Proportion Of Tenants Experience Rental Property Issues


Thursday, July 23, 2015

60% Of PRS Tenants Experience Rental Property Problems  Over half the tenants in the UK’s private rental sector have reported facing a number of serious issues with their rental property according to a new study conducted by Ocean Finance. The research conducted among 2000 tenants of private rented sector properties discovered that an astounding 60% [...]


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Damp, Mould And Condensation In Rental Properties


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Guide To Damp, Mould And Condensation Following on from our previous post explaining the responsibilities of tenants and landlords with regard to property maintenance in rented properties, our friends at Geo Property Lettings have supplied us with a brief guide to condensation, mould and damp in rental properties, so that landlords and tenants without tenants [...]


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Are Your Rental Properties Being Used As Cannabis Farms?


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Over 450,000 Cannabis Plants Seized By Police In 2014 New figures recently released have revealed the extent of cannabis cultivation in the UK, affecting both landlords in the private rental sector (PRS) and social housing landlords. The analysis of drug seizures in England and Wales in the 2013/14 tax year as recorded by the ONS, [...]


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Landlords Face Increasing Rental Property Operational Costs


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Landlords Missing Out On Vital Income Because They Fail To Calculate Rental Property Operational Costs Correctly According to recent data gathered independently by a UK based property investment company and a national letting agency chain, almost 1 in 8 landlords fail to calculate many of the true running costs of their rental property portfolios when [...]


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