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Most Tenants Are Happy With Their Private Rental Sector Properties


Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Survey Shows That Majority Of Private Rental Sector Tenants Are Happy A recent survey has discovered that 59% of PRS tenants are more than satisfied with the fair rental price of their rented property and many tenants have a good relationship with their landlords. The survey carried out by AXA Business Insurance, appears to [...]


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Specialist Insurance Protects Landlords Income


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Landlords Lose Billions To Rent Arrears And Rental Property Damage Each Year New research claims that private rental sector (PRS) landlords, who operate their rental property businesses without specialist insurance in place, are losing almost £10 Billion (GBP) a year because of tenant’s causing damage to rental properties and unpaid rent arrears. The report published [...]


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Landlords To Be Empowered Under Immigration Bill Proposals


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Landlords Must Evict Failed Asylum Seekers Under Immigration Bill Proposals The Government have announced that Landlords could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years for breaching the ‘Right to Rent’ checks to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. The controversial immigration bill proposals require private rental sector and social sector landlords to [...]


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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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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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Avoid Unnecessary Landlord Insurance Claims This Christmas


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Safety Tips For Tenants At Christmas To Avoid Making Landlord Insurance Claims Landlords letting properties to new tenants in December should be aware that some tenants have never lived in rental property before, and for some tenants this could be their first Christmas in a home of their own. Landlords are required to have adequate [...]


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Letting Agent Fined For HMO Offences


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A letting agent has been fined £41,200 (GBP) by Watford Magistrates court after they failed to comply with safety regulations and admitted a string of offences at five Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO’s). It is the first time Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has prosecuted a letting agent rather than a landlord and the council also said it [...]


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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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Landlord Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

There are hundreds of pieces of Government legislation and local authority regulations that have to be adhered to by landlords before being allowed to rent out property in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). The onus is on the landlord to make sure that the rental property and tenancy agreement are in full compliance with all [...]


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Reluctant Landlords Claim Ignorance Over Responsibilities


Thursday, April 12, 2012

A large number of private residential properties are being rented out to tenants because the owners have moved out but found it difficult to sell the property on. In fact, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), many people are choosing to rent out homes they cannot sell. This has led to an [...]


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