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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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Tenant Liability Insurance Can Help Avoid Tenancy Deposit Disputes


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tenant Liability Insurance Can Protect Tenant Deposits There is often a great deal of confusion when tenancy deposit disputes arise between landlords and tenants without Tenant Liability Insurance. Rental properties may need repairs due to accidental damage or maintenance issues may arise where responsibilities may have not been kept up by the tenant. Tenancy deposit [...]


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Tenants Liability Insurance Makes A Huge Difference


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tenants Without Tenant Liability Insurance Don’t Always Get Full Deposits Back A new survey has revealed that over half of private rented sector tenants who have rented properties in the PRS during the last 5 years and who didn’t have tenants liability insurance, didn’t get the full value of their deposits back when the left [...]


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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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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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More UK Housing Legislation Changes


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Deregulation Bill To Include Changes To UK Housing Legislation Following on from the previous news report published on 3rd March, concerning changes to UK housing legislation there are plenty of industry concerns surrounding the introduction of even more legislation for the UK’s private rented sector, (PRS). UK housing legislation looks likely to change in the [...]


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New Legal Ruling On Landlord Repair Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Landlord Repair Responsibilities Change Following Landmark Legal Ruling There are often complaints from tenants that landlords or their letting agents don’t deal with rental property repair problems properly, causing upset and distress for tenants and stress and anguish for landlords. Even with comprehensive Landlord Buildings Insurance policies in place, there is still a legal obligation [...]


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Avoid Landlord Insurance Claims This Winter With Routine Maintenance


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Routine Maintenance Will Help Keep Rental Properties Warm And Dry This Winter Many UK landlords already know the benefits of conducting regular routine maintenance on their rental properties to help them ensure that their rental properties are warm, dry and inviting, in order to increase the desire of potential tenant applicants who will want to [...]


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Severe Weather Causes Chaos For Uninsured Landlords


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Landlords Warned About Perils Of Being Uninsured Following Severe Weather Conditions The recent severe weather conditions may have caused chaos for uninsured PRS landlords, with the terrible conditions causing costly damage to rental properties that will have to be repaired out of potential rental profits. The gale force winds, driving rain, sleet, snow and freezing [...]


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