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Articles posted in May 2017

Landlords call for fairer approach to Welfare Reform

Wednesday 31 May 2017

The Residential Landlord Association (RLA) is calling for 'a fairer approach' to Welfare Reform for landlords and tenants, by giving Universal Credit (UC) claimants the choice of having their rent paid straight to their landlord and speeding up the claim process. 

Don’t demonise landlords – call to next government

Tuesday 30 May 2017

A key issue at the impending General Election should be how government can work with landlords to deliver the rental homes needed to meet ever-increasing demand, the chairman of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has said. 

Reminder for landlords with Welsh properties

Thursday 25 May 2017

UK landlords are reminded that if they own a letting property in Wales they are breaking the law if they are not registered, following new legislation introduced last year. 

​Top tips for dealing with bad smells

Wednesday 24 May 2017

In a recent survey, we found that 24% of landlords have their carpets professionally cleaned between tenants, and 17% get the oven professionally cleaned. 

Landlords call for new housing court

Tuesday 23 May 2017

​A leading organisation for landlords is calling for a new specialist housing court which will deliver 'quick and cost effective justice' for landlords and tenants.

Talking Tenants

Monday 22 May 2017

Getting the right tenants in your properties could make all the difference to your bottom line - and getting the wrong ones could cost you dearly.

Is Tony Blair leading the way for landlords?

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Former PM Tony Blair has set up a company to manage his empire of BTL properties, joining a growing number of landlords who are opting for incorporation to beat harsh new tax rules.

Legal challenge against Right to Rent

Tuesday 16 May 2017

​The Government faces a legal challenge over its policy of forcing landlords to conduct immigration checks on their tenants, amid fears it encourages discrimination and imposes unfair costs.

Housing charity is most prosecuted landlord in UK

Wednesday 10 May 2017

A charity that receives thousands of pounds in housing benefit to house vulnerable people heads a list of the UK’s most-prosecuted landlords, a report by the Guardian newspaper has revealed.

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