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Articles posted in September 2017

More landlords forced to increase rents

Saturday 30 September 2017

The number of landlords increasing rents has hit a two-year high, confirming predictions that tenants would bear the brunt of controversial changes to tax relief

​18 steps to INSURE happiness!

Friday 29 September 2017

Ever wondered how to find the right landlord insurance for you & your properties? How not to spend more than you need? Or just how to get your claims paid hassle free?

Landlords in the dark on HMO regulation changes

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Landlords could be risking expensive restructuring work or hefty fines if they don’t get to grips with new HMO legislation (Houses of Multiple Occupancy) expected to come into force this Spring.

Buy-to-let boom is driven by retirees

Monday 25 September 2017

Despite recent tax changes and new regulations due to come into force, the buy-to-let sector continues to boom, with the number of mortgages at a 10-year high and rates at record lows

New housing minister confirms lettings ban

Wednesday 20 September 2017

The new Housing Minister in the UK has confirmed that the policies set out in the Government's White Paper published back in March will be implemented.

Alliance will fight for landlords' rights

Tuesday 19 September 2017

An 'industry alliance’ assembled by the Nationwide Building Society to support private landlords will monitor the private rented sector's health, discuss issues of mutual concern and provide policy suggestions to government

Arrears are down and profits are up - good news for London landlords

Monday 18 September 2017

New research with nearly 800 London landlords shows lower rental arrears (down 11%) and lower void periods (down 7%) - and a greater number of landlords making a profitable full time living from their letting business. In fact landlords confidence in their own letting businesses rose 12%.

Public enquiry on Grenfell Tower opens

Thursday 14 September 2017

On 14 June, a fridge freezer started a fire on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower in North Kensington. It spread fast up the outside of the 24 storey building, and claimed more than 80 lives.

More storms to follow Irma, Harvey - and Aileen

Thursday 14 September 2017

As the US, Cuba and the Caribbean begin to pick up the pieces after the devastating hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Britain is experiencing its first storm of the season - Aileen.

As boilers go back on, landlords should be safeguarding against carbon monoxide

Wednesday 13 September 2017

As the nights start to draw in, the leaves start to turn and the temperature drops, people will be starting to put the heating on… And landlords are being advised that it’s a great time to get boilers serviced - and to check that carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are working in their properties.

We’re an Insurance Choice Awards 2017 Finalist!

Tuesday 12 September 2017

We’ve thrilled to announce that Simple Landlords Insurance have been named a finalist in the Insurance Choice Awards 2017 for the “Best Landlord Insurance Provider” category.

​Fewer landlords have more property in 2017

Monday 11 September 2017

The number of UK landlords has fallen over the last two years - even though there are more homes available to rent than ever before - meaning the buy-to-let investors that remained have larger property portfolios.

Tax changes top worries for today’s landlords

Friday 08 September 2017

Nearly 40% of landlords in a recent Simple Landlords Insurance survey cite reduced tax relief on mortgage interest rates - known as the Section 24 tax changes - as the biggest factor affecting their investment strategies.

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