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.
Monday 02 July 2018
We're delighted to announce our wider customer service team has been accredited a prestigious Gold Award for the 3rd year in a row - from Investors in Customers (IIC).
Friday 29 June 2018
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA ) is calling on the government to scrap the tax on new homes, which is punishing those who need somewhere to rent, it says.
Thursday 28 June 2018
Another organisation has come out to warn landlords they should really think twice before taking the leap into incorporation – and seek specialist tax advice.
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Earlier this month we reported that Liverpool was topping the yield tables for buy-to-let investments, and this week another study has put Manchester in first place.
Tuesday 26 June 2018
The Government has issued an updated version of its How to Rent guide and landlords are reminded they must ensure new tenants, or those renewing, have the correct version.
Monday 25 June 2018
Potential first-time buyers must rent for longer as new figures reveal that it takes, on average, more than 10 years to save for a 15 per cent deposit.
Friday 22 June 2018
Plans to set up a new housing court that will speed up and improve access to justice for good tenants and landlords have moved a step closer.
Thursday 21 June 2018
A review to assess how selective licensing is used and how well it is working in the private rental sector has been announced.
Wednesday 20 June 2018
The amount being paid by private renters in England is approaching parity with mortgage payments, new figures have revealed.
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