Tuesday 31 July 2018
The number of tenants experiencing rent increases rose to 35 per cent in June, up from 28 per cent in May according to figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).
Monday 30 July 2018
Simple Landlords Insurance comes highly commended – in the What Mortgage Awards 2018 for the second consecutive year.
Saturday 28 July 2018
Landlords who own flats in blocks under leasehold will benefit from more security of tenure and control over their own properties if proposed changes to leasehold law become a reality.
Friday 27 July 2018
Landlords have welcomed a Parliamentary committee’s call for the Government to fund some fire safety improvements in privately owned residential blocks.
Thursday 26 July 2018
While we see more claims in the winter months as pipes freeze, boilers start working harder and storms batter properties -that doesn’t mean the summer months are risk free…
Thursday 26 July 2018
Landlords and letting agents are encouraged to take part in a consultation on three-year tenancies in the private rented sector, which closes on August 26.
Wednesday 25 July 2018
Women are just as likely to invest in property as men, with the prospect of renting it out remaining a popular aspiration for both genders, new research has found.
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Landlords must have electrical installations in their rental homes checked every five years under new rules announced this week.
Monday 23 July 2018
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is seeking landlords and letting agents who rent to tenants on Universal Credit, to trial a new service.
Friday 20 July 2018
The vast majority of private sector tenants (84 per cent) are satisfied with their housing according to the English Housing Survey report for 2016/17.
Thursday 19 July 2018
Another day, and another regional hotspot identified for buy-to-let investors!
Wednesday 18 July 2018
Nearly one in five (18 per cent) of properties let in the first half of 2018 were registered in the name of a company rather than an individual, new data reveals.
Tuesday 17 July 2018
Problem tenants feature near the top of the worry-list for every landlord – and with an average 118 days wait for court appointed bailiffs to remove them – landlords can be facing 4 months without rent.
Friday 13 July 2018
The East Midlands and the East of England led the UK's rental growth in the first half of the year while London recorded its first annual rise since 2016, the latest index data shows.
Thursday 12 July 2018
The majority of landlords are aware of the new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) introduced in April, with 93 per cent of homes in the private rented sector estimated to be at, or above, the minimum required rating.
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Landlords should monitor the gardens of their rental homes after a court ruling allowed homeowners to sue their neighbours if Japanese Knotweed grows onto their land.
Tuesday 10 July 2018
A petition calling for a review of Nottingham city council’s newly-introduced selective licensing system has appeared on the government’s e-petition website.
Monday 09 July 2018
Rent increases during proposed new 36-month standard tenancy agreements will have to be agreed and made clear up-front, the government has said.
Friday 06 July 2018
Following some negative reaction to news earlier this week of the longer, 3 year tenancies being proposed by government, there are also proposals to provide landlords with financial incentives .
Thursday 05 July 2018
Government proposals that will give tenants a minimum three year contract – but allow them to walk away earlier if they wish – have provoked fury from landlords.
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