Tenants Can’t Afford To Pay More Rent

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tenants without Rent Guarantee Insurance are finding Private Rental Sector (PRS) rents are becoming more difficult to afford as many are handing over more than 50% of their gross pay to keep a roof over their heads according to the online property portal, Rightmove. The average pay-to-rent ratio across the UK is 38% – but [...]

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Is It Really A Happy New Year For Benefit Tenants?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Researchers claim that the uk’s welfare reforms will make more than three quarters of a million homes unaffordable for tenants. The Government Welfare Reform payment caps came into force this week (1st January 2012) meaning that more than 810,000 private rented homes unaffordable for tenants claiming the housing allowance under the new “Universal Credit” system. [...]

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Scotland’s BTL Property Update

Friday, May 6, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny Love it or loathe it, as residential rental property increases in value across London and a divide between north and south widens, the same trends appear to befalling Scottish regions. Extensive research by ‘Citylets’ shows like for like tenant-demand and are riding high with property hotspots, mainly in Aberdeen [...]

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Changes to Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Monday, March 28, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny Changes to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme will come into effect as from April 6th 2011, giving less time for landlords to lodge a claim for dispute. The TDS, which was introduced in England & Wales in April 2007, will now only allow 3 months for landlords to lodge a [...]

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Scotland’s Housing Minister Attacks Benefit Reform

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny While landlords and LHA tenants in England brace themselves for the impact of ground zero through welfare reform detonation, Scotland’s government have formed an alliance with experts within housing and welfare agencies to gain control and liberate themselves from the UK’s national housing benefit policies due to be introduced [...]

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Scotland’s Land Register Accused

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Scotland’s Government has been urged to review its landlord registration scheme.  Since the register has been introduced in January 2007, not one landlord has been prosecuted for failure to register with the scheme. Alex Neil, Housing Minister in Scotland stated that in excess of 1,200 notices have been issued by the end of March this [...]

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