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Government Aims To Do More To Tackle Criminal Landlords


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mandatory Landlord Licensing Scheme Set To Root Out Criminal Landlords UK Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that under the new Conservative Government there will be the nationwide introduction of further legislative measures to help rid the private rented sector of criminal landlords. The announcement was made by Mr Cameron ahead of the Queen’s Parliamentary [...]


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Avoid Taking Risks With Rental Properties


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Risks To Rental Property Businesses Can Be Mitigated Landlords choose to rent out properties for a variety of reasons including retirement planning or they may be unable to sell their former home or may have been left property by a deceased relative. Whatever the reason for rental properties, there are always risks and challenges associated [...]


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Can Anyone Get Buy To Let Mortgages?


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Buy to Let Mortgages Are Not Difficult To Get The Mortgage Market Review (MMR) has made obtaining residential mortgages more difficult for some borrowers and the financial affordability tests imposed by lenders are also being applied by specialist lenders to buy to let mortgages too, slowing down the purchasing process for many landlords. Many landlords [...]


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Landlords Should Be Prepared To Do Things Properly


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Landlord’s Need To Be Prepared For Responsibility All UK private rental sector landlords are legally obliged to provide a safe and secure habitable environment for their tenants to live in, just as it should be, however some PRS landlords remain uncertain about what this actually means. There are many things around properties that can be [...]


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Specialist Services For Landlords And Lettings Agents


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Free Advice For Landlords With Tenant Issues The UK’s private sector rental market is currently booming, with landlords in seven out of ten UK regions enjoying the highest rental prices ever achieved in the UK’s Private Rented Sector (PRS). But life isn’t all plain sailing for many landlords and letting agents as the current demand for rental [...]


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Tenants Share To Cut Living Costs


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Private Rental Sector Tenants still struggling to make ends meet With the amount of would-be tenants looking for shared accommodation is reported to be up by 31% since 2011, suggesting that UK tenants are looking at sharing property with other tenants in order to counter increasing living costs and ensure that the rent is paid, [...]


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Landlords Need Protection Against Tenant Injury Claims


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Where there’s landlord blame…there’s a Tenant Injury claim! Landlords can sometimes get a raw deal on rental property maintenance and repairs but having the right type of specialist insurance is essential for a landlord’s peace of mind, as it could protect them from tenant injury claims! Buy-To-Let landlords need to have proper buildings insurance as [...]


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Increase In Number Of Older Private Rented Sector Tenants


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

According to the latest quarterly index published by Countrywide lettings agency there has been a 6% annual growth in the number of tenants over the age of 50 renting property in the UK private rented sector (PRS). The lettings agency also report that there has been a 7% annual decline in the number of tenants [...]


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Landlords Face £3000 Fines For Letting To Illegal Immigrants


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Illegal immigrants to be banned from renting property in the UK Private rental sector (PRS) landlords will be risking a fine of £3000 for breaking the law by letting rental property to illegal immigrants without doing proper background checks and comprehensive tenant referencing. The proposal is currently undergoing a seven week consultation process and set to [...]


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Developers Encouraged To Build To Rent


Friday, February 24, 2012

New home builders and property development contractors may be encouraged to build new exclusive rental only housing estates where none of the properties will be for sale. The UK Government are exploring the idea and it could mean the introduction of a separate planning class for new-build residential property that will be rented out, and [...]


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