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Landlords Should Not Take Risks On Tenants


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How To Get The Best Tenants For Rental Properties All UK private rented sector landlords should be aware that they must take adequate precautions to ensure that they rent their property assets to reliable and trustworthy tenants or else the landlord could end up seriously out of pocket. By far the best single piece of [...]


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UK Private Rented Sector Boom Continues


Thursday, June 4, 2015

UK Private Rented Sector Now Worth £1 Trillion The UK’s private rented sector (PRS) looks set for a profitable future as a new report reveals that the sector is expected to increase by 700,000 rental units to around 5.5 Million properties by 2020. The PRS represents 18% of all current UK housing stock, following the [...]


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Government Aims To Do More To Tackle Criminal Landlords


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mandatory Landlord Licensing Scheme Set To Root Out Criminal Landlords UK Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that under the new Conservative Government there will be the nationwide introduction of further legislative measures to help rid the private rented sector of criminal landlords. The announcement was made by Mr Cameron ahead of the Queen’s Parliamentary [...]


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Fall In Mortgage Arrears And Property Repossessions


Thursday, May 21, 2015

CML Data Shows Drop In Number Of Mortgage Arrears According to the latest data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), the number of UK buy to let mortgage arrears and number of landlords facing repossession of their rental properties has fallen in the first quarter of this year. A decline was experienced in [...]


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Reducing The Risk Of Letting To Problem Tenants


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tenant Referencing Helps Landlords Avoid Problem Tenants All landlords want the best possible tenants in their rental properties, but how do landlords and letting agents make sure that they are not allowing problem tenant’s into rental properties? All tenant applicants should be comprehensively tenant referenced as soon as they apply for a tenancy in private [...]


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Rents Still Increasing Steadily Despite Election Fever


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rents Still Increasing On New Tenancies Regardless of Political Promises According to new data gathered from the latest Quarterly Lettings Index conducted by Countrywide, average rents for new tenancies in private sector rental properties increased by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2015 to reach an average monthly price of £894 (GBP), an increase of [...]


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Landlords Can Help Tenant Households Save Money


Thursday, April 30, 2015

 UK Households Predicted To Be £10k In Debt By 2016 Apart from the additional help for first-time buyers and the extension of the Help To Buy scheme until 2020 (for new build properties), announced in the Spring 2015 budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, there is still very little on offer to [...]


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Landlords Doing More To Avoid The Voids


Friday, April 24, 2015

PRS Void periods drop to 13 year low Research conducted by a specialist mortgage lender has discovered that many UK private rental sector landlords are offering greater value and providing more than just a roof over someone’s head in an attempt to keep tenants in their rental properties for longer. The annual survey of a [...]


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Renting To Tenants With Pets


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Many Landlords Against Allowing Pets In Rental Properties The majority of the public are pet lovers, unfortunately though many landlords are not… There have been many horror stories in the media about expensive damage caused by pets in rental properties, making many landlords refuse to even consider letting to tenants with pets. Landlords who don’t [...]


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Confusion Reigns Over Tenant Sub-Letting Proposals


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Housing Minister Contradicts Government Sub-Letting Proposals There is already a great deal of confusion and resentment surrounding the controversial proposals to allow the sub-letting of rental properties by tenants, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, during the pre-election budget, last month. The proposals were announced by Mr Osborne during the Spring [...]


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