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How Much Tenant Pain Can You Take?


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Bad Tenant Is Like A Bad Tooth… Better Out Than In!  Nobody likes the thought of going to the dentist. It’s so easy to imagine the pain, that awful noise and the feeling of being at the mercy of someone else. However, if you’ve got a toothache that’s already giving you pain, putting off [...]


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Landlords Don’t Want To Pay For Rental Property Damage


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Landlords Forced To Fight For Rental Property Damage Claims  Determining fair wear and tear in rental property is probably one of the most difficult and misunderstood areas of renting in the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) as letting agents and landlords may have different views to tenants regarding what are allowable deductions to be made [...]


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Landlords Outraged At Right To Rent Prison Threat


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Landlords Could Face Jail For Non Compliance Of Right To Rent Legislation Private rental sector landlords and letting agents have expressed outrage over proposed amendments to the forthcoming Immigration Bill (2015) expected in September, when MPs return to work after their summer break. Section 20 – 37 of the Immigration Act 2014 contained the provision [...]


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Tenant Referencing Just Got Even Easier


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tenant Referencing – All Packed Up And Ready To Go We know that good letting agents need to be constantly on the ball to be able to provide their landlord and tenant clients with the best service, that’s why Legal 4 Landlords have launched a new package aimed at making their lives easier. Legal 4 [...]


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Surge in UK Property Demand


Thursday, August 6, 2015

UK Property Demand Reaches 11 Year High The number of people wanting to purchase properties in the UK has hit its highest level for over a decade thanks to record low mortgage deals, low interest rates, decent rental yields and pension reforms opening up investment opportunities for the British public According to data published by [...]


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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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Tenant Rent Arrears Increase As PRS Rents Climb


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Study Reveals More Tenants Are Struggling With Rent Arrears Tenants without rent protection insurance are struggling to avoid getting into rent arrears as private rental sector rental prices climb 5.6%. UK PRS rents have risen at the fastest rate since 2009, increasing at a faster rate than property prices for the first time since [...]


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Damp, Mould And Condensation In Rental Properties


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Guide To Damp, Mould And Condensation Following on from our previous post explaining the responsibilities of tenants and landlords with regard to property maintenance in rented properties, our friends at Geo Property Lettings have supplied us with a brief guide to condensation, mould and damp in rental properties, so that landlords and tenants without tenants [...]


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What Does A Problem Tenant Look Like?


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Are Problem Tenants Easy To Spot? When potential tenants turn up to view rental properties, you might get some bad vibes and, in those cases, you’ll probably want to look for someone else as a preferred tenant. And then someone else comes along, and they seem just what you’re looking for because they are in [...]


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Right To Rent Checks Set To Continue


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pilot Assessment Of Right To Rent Checks Due Next Month Government Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire has stated that the controversial right to rent immigration checks could be rolled out in other parts of the UK, once the results of the pilot scheme have been thoroughly assessed. The pilot scheme forcing landlords and letting agents to [...]


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