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Working Tenants Should Be Worried About Changes To Housing Benefit System


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Changes To The Housing Benefit System Means That The Safety Net For Tenants Without Rent Protection Insurance Is Shrinking Fast If a tenant loses their job, and the landlord doesn’t have Rent Protection, the changes to the Housing Benefit (HB) system could mean that the tenants rented home is no longer safe. Previously, working tenants [...]


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Increase In Number Of Older Private Rented Sector Tenants


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

According to the latest quarterly index published by Countrywide lettings agency there has been a 6% annual growth in the number of tenants over the age of 50 renting property in the UK private rented sector (PRS). The lettings agency also report that there has been a 7% annual decline in the number of tenants [...]


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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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New Landlords Urged To Adopt Good Business Practices


Monday, January 16, 2012

The downturn in UK property valuations has lead many existing homeowners, some of whom are desperate to sell up, to consider alternative ways to cash in on their current property, without having to sell it below their expected valuations. A fairly noticeable proportion of these vendors are choosing to become first-time landlords, rather than settling [...]


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Rental Prices And Yields Rise


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Private Sector Rental prices and rental yields increased in the three months up to October 2011, according to new research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The survey found that the number of UK property agents who reported higher rents had risen by 19% in the 3 month period. 15% more also said [...]


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