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Landlords Can Avoid Tenancy Deposit Disputes


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tenancy Deposit Disputes Can Be Avoided With Tenant Liability Insurance The Dispute Service, who are the operators of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) in England and Wales, claim that tenancy deposit disputes between landlords and tenants increased to almost 9,500 over the course of the year and that on average, the amount in dispute under [...]


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Tenant Checks More Important Because Of New Immigration Rules


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tenant Checks Even More Vital From 1st December UK private rental sector landlords are being reminded about the importance of conducting thorough tenant referencing checks prior to the start of any tenancy as new Government legislation will require them to check the immigration status of every new tenant under the new rules set out in [...]


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Longer PRS Tenancies May Force Landlords Out Of Business


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Labour Proposal For Longer Tenancies May Force Landlords To Sell Up New proposals put forward by the Labour party pushing for longer assured short-hold tenancies in the private rented sector could see PRS landlords selling off rental properties due to increased pressure put on them by their buy to let mortgage providers. Many buy to [...]


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Tenant Immigration Check Pilot Areas Finally Announced


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tenant Immigration Checks Will Start In West Midlands The Government have finally announced that the start of the phased introduction of immigrant checks on all prospective UK private rented sector tenants will begin in the West Midlands, from December 1st 2014, as part of the 2014 Immigration Act with further areas across the country intended [...]


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What Exactly Is Fair Wear And Tear?


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Determining Fair Wear And Tear Is One Of Biggest Issues Of Private Sector Rentals The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) say that letting agents and landlords struggle most with determining what exactly constitutes fair wear and tear in a rented property and the whole process is among the most hotly contested issues about renting [...]


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Beware Of Making Small Claim On Your Landlord Insurance


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Small Landlord Insurance Claims Can Increase Premiums By 20% UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords are being warned about making claims for small amounts on their landlord insurance for damage in rental properties, with an expert claiming that the loss of a no claims discount (NCD) and increased premiums could seriously affect the financial well [...]


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Landlords Should Be Prepared To Do Things Properly


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Landlord’s Need To Be Prepared For Responsibility All UK private rental sector landlords are legally obliged to provide a safe and secure habitable environment for their tenants to live in, just as it should be, however some PRS landlords remain uncertain about what this actually means. There are many things around properties that can be [...]


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Government Attempts To Reassure Landlords Over Superstrike


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Amendments To The Deregulation Bill Intended To Resolve Issues Arising From The Case Of Superstrike Vs Marino Rodrigues Following a great deal of lobbying by various landlord associations and mounting pressure by the UK lettings industry, the department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has offered to make amendments to the forthcoming Deregulation Bill that [...]


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Tenant’s Without Rent Protection Struggle More Than Others


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Calls For More Landlords To Use Rent Protection Insurance After Increase In Calls To Debt Charity Over Tenants Affording Rent The UK is now supposed to be flourishing again after the financial crisis, with the many austerity measures implemented by the Government paying back a small proportion of the £384 Billion (GBP) national debt. However, [...]


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UK Sees Thousands Of Evictions And Repossessions Every Week


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shelter Says 4,000 UK Homes Risk Repossession Each Week According to the latest announcement by homelessness charity, Shelter, more than 4,000 UK households risk losing their home every week. Shelter claim to have analysed claims for possession notices, over the last 12 months, and their analysis reveals that over 215,000 households in the UK are [...]


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