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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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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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Goodbye Landlords Energy Savings Allowance


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Landlords Energy Savings Allowance Scrapped in 2015 Spring Budget The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, unleashed a few controversial measures during last week’s pre-election 2015 spring budget, including an announcement that Landlords Energy Savings Allowance (LESA) will be scrapped at the end of March 2015. Over the last few years, the Landlords Energy [...]


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2015 Pre-Election Budget Creates Landlords Sub Letting Nightmare


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Controversial Sub-Letting Announcement Made In 2015 Pre-Election Budget The 2015 pre-election budget delivered last week by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, outlined controversial plans that intend to make it illegal for private rental sector tenancy agreements (AST’s) to include clauses that prevent tenants sub-letting the rented property to others. This announcement has caused [...]


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Do Rental Property The Right Way Or Don’t Do It At All


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What Rental Property Risks Are Landlords Taking? New research conducted by Liverpool Victoria (LV) landlord insurance, has revealed that there has been a significant surge in amateur landlord numbers across the UK, as more and more people attempt to boost their earned incomes by renting out properties privately without using a letting agent, however many [...]


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Plan Ahead To Avoid The Pitfalls Of Being A Landlord


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Planning Ahead Means Landlord Life Isn’t All That Bad The BBC showed an interesting insight into being a landlord, on the 2nd February 2015, as part of its ‘Inside Out’ series. The programme focused on landlords who had fallen into difficulties after building property portfolios using Buy To Let mortgages in order to try to provide [...]


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Is The UK Set For Another Property Crash?


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What Factors Contribute To A Property Crash? Rent Rises? Falling oil prices? Quantative Easing (QE) by the Bank of England? Quantative Easing by the European Central Bank (ECB)? According to an article in Money Week just two of the factors listed above have got economists worried about the prospect of another property crash. There is some [...]


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PRS Rents Increased 3% In 2014


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PRS Rents Rise In 8 Out Of 10 UK Regions New data released by LSL property services shows that average rental prices in the UK’s private rental sector increased by 3% during the whole of last year, despite the slight dip recorded at the end of the year. PRS rents dropped by 0.1% in December [...]


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Specialist Landlord Insurance Makes A Real Difference


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Specialist Landlord Insurance Required By All UK PRS Landlords Landlords in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) should be aware that they need specialist landlord insurance policies to protect their rental property assets, be that from damage caused by tenants or just to cover the cost of repairs to the rental property, because a normal [...]


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