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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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UK Tenant Evictions Increase Again


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tenant Evictions Have Now Reached A Record High According to new Ministry of Justice data released last week, tenant evictions have now reached a record high with 11,307 tenants evicted from rental properties in the first quarter of this year. However, the majority of tenants evicted are reported to be proportionally higher for the social [...]


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Is Rent Protection Behind Fall In Number Of PRS Repossession Claims?


Thursday, February 19, 2015

More PRS Landlords Using Rent Protection Insurance To Avoid Rent Arrears There has been a significant increase in the number of UK landlords using Rent Protection insurance to guarantee continuous rental income from tenants during the course of a typical tenancy in the private rental sector (PRS). New figures published by the Ministry of Justice [...]


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Dealing With Tenant Rent Arrears


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Rent Arrears Affect UK PRS Landlords The national press seem to be focusing on the number of private rental sector tenants in rent arrears, as most newspapers have at least one article suggesting that rent arrears among tenants are increasing rapidly in the UK. Many of these articles begin with a leader focusing on how [...]


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Landlord Immigration Checks Are Unworkable


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Governments plan to make private rented sector (PRS) and social housing landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of all tenant applicants has raised questions on the policy from MP’s. The proposal to make landlords perform immigration checks on tenants and prosecute those who fail to comply has caused outrage among UK PRS landlords, who would [...]


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Landlords Fury Over Immigration Amendments


Monday, May 13, 2013

Landlords Set To Become UK Border Agency Informants Private sector landlords are set to become unpaid members of the UK Border Agency as amendments to the UK immigration laws announced in the Queen’s Speech last week are pushed through Parliament UK landlords will become legally responsible for ensuring that they only let rental properties to [...]


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Landlords Gas Safety Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Landlords Warned To Obey Gas SafetyLaws Or Face Prosecution Landlords need a better understanding of the laws regarding the safety of tenants in private sector rental accommodation, or they may find that non compliance with any of the prescribed regulations can render their Landlord Insurance invalid. UK Landlords have a moral duty and legal responsibility [...]


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Tenants Still Struggling With Rent


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

In the UK private rented sector, the average rental price for a residential property now stands at a staggering £777 (GBP) per month across the whole of the country, but there are some regional differences. Private sector rents in Greater London rose by 6.7% during the last 12 months to reach a regional average of £1,224 [...]


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Rise And Rise Of The Private Rented Sector


Monday, February 13, 2012

275,000 new tenants flooded the UK Private Rental Sector in 2011 – a 24% increase on the previous year. Latest Government figures confirm the steady decline of UK Home ownership and the social rented sector, (Council Houses), together with the indisputable rise of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) following the credit crunch. The figures confirm [...]


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Changes for social housing landlords


Monday, September 19, 2011

MOVES to pay rent to social housing tenants rather than directly to their landlords could result in many landlords withdrawing from the social housing sector. Under the new Universal Credit system set to be introduced in 2013, tenants will be paid rent, for them to pass on to their landlord. The move is intended to [...]


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