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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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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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Landlords Still Failling To Conduct Proper Tenant Referencing Checks


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Know Who You Are Renting To – The Importance Of Tenant Referencing UK landlords who fail to carry out even the most basic pre-tenancy tenant referencing and background checks are leaving themselves exposed to housing some of the worst tenants occupying their rental property. The importance of proper tenant referencing and background checks cannot be [...]


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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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What Landlords Need To Know About Tenant Referencing


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Importance Of Conducting Proper Tenant Referencing  And Background Checks On All Tenant Applicants  It is vital that UK private rented sector landlords conduct the proper tenant referencing and background checks on all prospective tenant applicants before granting a tenancy. Landlords need to know exactly who they are allowing to rent their properties and comprehensive tenant [...]


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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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65,000 PRS Tenant’s In Severe Rent Arrears


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Number Of PRS Tenant’s In Severe Rent Arrears Drops Another 9% New data published by LSL Property Services shows that in the third quarter of this year, the overall number of private rental sector (PRS) tenants who are in severe rent arrears has dropped 9%, when the figures are analysed year on year. The drop [...]


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Why Run Property Businesses At A Loss When There Is Help Available?


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rent Protection Insurance Can Help Avoid Running Rental Property At A Loss According to new findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA), 27% of landlords who rent out a single property only just manage to break even or operate them at a loss, while 19% of landlords with 2 – 4 rental properties also just [...]


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Protect Rental Properties From Tenant Damage


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Landlords Warned To Expect Damaged Properties At End Of Tenancies 28% of UK private rented sector (PRS) landlords have been forced to rectify damage to rental properties caused by tenants during the last 12 months, effectively wiping out any potential annual profits made by landlords without Tenant Liability Insurance. The results of the research commissioned [...]


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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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