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The Importance Of An Inventory At The End Of A Tenancy


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Inventories – An Valuable Tool At The End Of A Tenancy The end of a tenancy can be a very stressful time for landlords and even more stressful for tenants without Tenants Liability insurance, as this is when the rental property is examined to check if deductions need to be made from the tenants deposit [...]


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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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2015 Pre-Election Budget Creates Landlords Sub Letting Nightmare


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Controversial Sub-Letting Announcement Made In 2015 Pre-Election Budget The 2015 pre-election budget delivered last week by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, outlined controversial plans that intend to make it illegal for private rental sector tenancy agreements (AST’s) to include clauses that prevent tenants sub-letting the rented property to others. This announcement has caused [...]


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Landlords Still Failling To Conduct Proper Tenant Referencing Checks


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Know Who You Are Renting To – The Importance Of Tenant Referencing UK landlords who fail to carry out even the most basic pre-tenancy tenant referencing and background checks are leaving themselves exposed to housing some of the worst tenants occupying their rental property. The importance of proper tenant referencing and background checks cannot be [...]


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PRS Landlords Need To More To Protect Themselves


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PRS Landlords Not Doing Enough To Protect Themselves Thousands of UK private rental sector landlords are leaving themselves exposed to some of the worst tenants around by failing to carry out basic tenant reference checks, periodic inspections and enforcing the terms of tenancy agreements, according to a national survey conducted by insurance firm AXA. The [...]


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Superstrike Decision Challenged By New Ruling


Monday, June 16, 2014

New Legal Precedent Set To Level Playing Field For Landlords As Domcode Ltd v Cheihk Overturns Superstrike Decision   The consequences of the legal precedent set by the Superstrike v Rodrigues case have been debated at length by legal commentators since the Court of Appeal’s fateful decision in favour of tenants on 14th June 2013. Superstrike v Rodrigues [...]


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Who Are The Real Tenants In Rental Properties?


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Landlords Unsure Who Lives In Their Rental Properties The latest research conducted by Savills estimates that there will be over 5.7 million tenants renting properties in the UK’s private rented sector by 2018, but many of those tenants could be there without the landlords knowledge. Rising rents, increasing energy bills, the rising cost of living and [...]


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Tenant Referencing Helps Landlords Avoid Tenants From Hell


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tenant Referencing Works! UK PRS landlords who have empty rental properties over the Christmas and New Year holidays won’t be full of festive spirit, in fact without changing the way they operate many landlords could be very “Bah, Humbug!” Empty rental properties do not generate income, leaving landlords to cover the buy-to-let mortgage payments from [...]


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Landlords Punished For Errors In Tenancy Agreements


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Is Your Tenancy Agreement Legal? When granting a tenancy to a tenant applicant, the landlord, or their appointed agent has to complete all the relevant sections and counter sign the assured short-hold tenancy agreement (AST) to say that the tenant has read and agrees with all the stated clauses and understands their responsibilities as a [...]


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Advice For Landlords Dealing With Tenant Issues


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

UK landlords are considered to be service providers, offering their rental property assets as suitable homes for people looking to rent property in the private sector. However, there are times when being a landlord can appear to have a few drawbacks, so we would like to offer landlords a little advice on dealing with some [...]


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