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Lack Of Available Rental Property Driving PRS Price Increases


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rental Property Demand Still Exceeding Supply The latest private rental sector (PRS) property index published by Your Move and Reeds Rains shows that average rental property prices in the UK are beginning to exceed £800 (GBP) per month, pushing PRS rental prices to a new record high. According to the report’s findings, PRS rents have [...]


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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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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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Are Your Rental Properties Being Used As Cannabis Farms?


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Over 450,000 Cannabis Plants Seized By Police In 2014 New figures recently released have revealed the extent of cannabis cultivation in the UK, affecting both landlords in the private rental sector (PRS) and social housing landlords. The analysis of drug seizures in England and Wales in the 2013/14 tax year as recorded by the ONS, [...]


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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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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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Tenant Rent Arrears Falling


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rent Guarantee Insurance Reduces Landlord Rent Arrears Worry Private rental sector rent rises slowed down in May and even tenant rent arrears are falling as more landlords use Rent Guarantee insurance to protect the rental income. According to LSL property services, the UK private rental sector (PRS) is still growing, with the number of new tenants [...]


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PRS Rents Lower Than 2008


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Analysis of rental data by Belvoir Lettings has revealed that private rented sector (PRS) rents have fallen across the UK by an average of 2.4% since the start of the credit crunch in 2008. Belvoir said it gives a much more accurate view of the UK PRS rental market on a national scale rather than [...]


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Rents Fall Despite Rental Demand


Monday, December 19, 2011

Rents have fallen for the first time in 10 months as landlords look to keep homes occupied over Christmas, but rents in some parts of the UK have bucked the downward month-on-month trend. The typical residential property rent in England and Wales dropped by 0.4% to £717 a month in November, the first month-on-month fall [...]


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