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Landlords Don’t Want To Pay For Rental Property Damage


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Landlords Forced To Fight For Rental Property Damage Claims  Determining fair wear and tear in rental property is probably one of the most difficult and misunderstood areas of renting in the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) as letting agents and landlords may have different views to tenants regarding what are allowable deductions to be made [...]


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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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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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Is Tenant Safety Being Ignored By Landlords?


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is Your Rental Property Safe For Tenants To Live In? Rental properties can be hazardous to tenant’s health if they are not properly repaired and maintained with the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) reporting an increase in the number of dangerous rental properties being offered to let by a minority of unscrupulous landlords. The [...]


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Tenant Liability Insurance Is Best Method For Protecting Tenancy Deposits


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tenant Liability Insurance Can Help To Protect Tenants Deposits The old saying that 90% of accidents happen in the home may be an over-used cliché but specialist Tenant Liability Insurance cover is the most effective way of protecting a tenant’s deposit as well as covering letting agents and landlords in the event of problems too. [...]


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Buy-To-Let Property Maintenance – The Essentials


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Buy-To-Let Maintenance Is Better Than Expensive Repairs Conducting timely repairs on buy-to-let property as they arise and conducting regular property maintenance on rental properties can be the difference between owning an income producing asset or financial ruin for many buy-to-let landlords. Maximising profit from rental properties is not always straight forward, however if buy-to-let landlords are not prepared [...]


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Avoid Insurance Claims And Local Authority Crackdowns


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Landlords Need To Step Up Maintenance Of Rental Properties To Improve Safety There have been numerous reports in the national press about landlords being prosecuted by local authorities for failing to keep their rental properties maintained to a safe, decent and habitable standard. Many of these prosecuted landlords never bothered to comply with their legal [...]


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How Landlords Can Avoid Bad Tenants


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Landlords Must Carry Out Tenant Referencing To Avoid Bad Tenants 2012 wasn’t really a great year to be a landlord Almost 60% of landlords had problems with bad tenants in 2012 99,000 tenants didn’t pay rent for more than 2 months Tenant evictions increased 8% During 2012 some 59% of landlords were left out of pocket [...]


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Landlords Should Keep Better Inventory Records


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

  Inventory Needs To Record Condition of All Fixtures And Fittings To Avoid Deposit Disputes Increased demand for suitable rental properties in the UK Private Rental Sector (PRS) means there is an urgent need for landlords and tenants to develop and maintain an accurate inventory of all fixtures and fittings in order to avoid disputes [...]


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