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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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Honesty And Good Communication With Tenants Is Vital


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Honesty And Good Communication Are Crucial To Avoiding Tenancy Disputes New research from one of the three Government approved tenancy deposit protection scheme operators, my|deposits, has highlighted the importance of honesty and good communication between landlords and their tenants at the end of a tenancy, in order to avoid getting into a tenancy dispute over [...]


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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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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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Tenant Liability Insurance Can Help Avoid Tenancy Deposit Disputes


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tenant Liability Insurance Can Protect Tenant Deposits There is often a great deal of confusion when tenancy deposit disputes arise between landlords and tenants without Tenant Liability Insurance. Rental properties may need repairs due to accidental damage or maintenance issues may arise where responsibilities may have not been kept up by the tenant. Tenancy deposit [...]


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Deregulation Bill Given Royal Approval


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Deregulation Bill Receives Royal Assent The controversial Deregulation bill may have received Royal Assent but it needs a commencement order to enable the legislation to be brought into force, and the delay will allow landlords enough time to get their rental properties up to the required standards and ensure that they will be compliant with [...]


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Tenants Face A Battle To Secure Rental Property


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Multiple Tenant Applicants For Single Rental Property According to a recent report published by a national letting agent, there is now an average of five tenant applicants for every rental property in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS), so how do landlords choose which tenant to rent to? It is important for landlords to know [...]


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New Legal Ruling On Landlord Repair Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Landlord Repair Responsibilities Change Following Landmark Legal Ruling There are often complaints from tenants that landlords or their letting agents don’t deal with rental property repair problems properly, causing upset and distress for tenants and stress and anguish for landlords. Even with comprehensive Landlord Buildings Insurance policies in place, there is still a legal obligation [...]


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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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Plan Ahead To Avoid The Pitfalls Of Being A Landlord


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Planning Ahead Means Landlord Life Isn’t All That Bad The BBC showed an interesting insight into being a landlord, on the 2nd February 2015, as part of its ‘Inside Out’ series. The programme focused on landlords who had fallen into difficulties after building property portfolios using Buy To Let mortgages in order to try to provide [...]


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