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Despite demand landlord expect low rent increases in 2015
Despite the growing demand from a large number of people looking for rental properties in the UK, the potential for large rent increases are 'muted' according to one firm.
Belvoir Lettings has carried out an analysis of the market and found that the uncertainty about the Ge
Posted by on 16/01/2015 10:50:19
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Late rent payments stress landlords the most
Landlords are caused more stress from late rent payments than they are from badly behaved tenants, according to a new survey.
In the survey by PropertyLetByUs, the issue of late rent payments was cited by 25% of landlords as their biggest concern whereas 20% said tenants fr
Posted by on 16/01/2015 10:47:52
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The scale of the UK's buy to let sector revealed
Investors are still being drawn to the UK's buy to let sector with the promise of good returns and two surveys out this week reveal just how well things are going.
In the first news from real estate firm Savills, landlords have made £177bn in capital growth from their portfo
Posted by on 16/01/2015 10:46:52
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Landlords need fair rules when calculating compensation
Landlords could save themselves lots of trouble if they could calculate the correct compensation charges when a tenancy comes to an end rather than entering an unnecessary dispute with a tenant, says one leading organisation.
The Association of Independent Inventory Associat
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:37:26
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Large numbers of landlords face 'no rent January'
Landlords around the country are facing the prospect of around three million tenants not paying their rent as they try to pay their Christmas bills instead, according to the housing charity Shelter.
The charity says that nearly 60% of people questioned in a survey said they
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:34:49
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Rent rises should be capped - thinktank
A leading thinktank is proposing that tenants of private landlords should have a new rights that will guarantee rents not increasing by more than inflation.
The idea comes from Civitas who are also saying that tenants should be allowed to live in their home for as long as th
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:31:43
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Landlords lose money by being 'unaware of crime and weather' risks
Being unprepared for burglars, winter storms and cold snaps could cost the UK's landlords dearly because there's such a poor awareness of weather and crime risks, says insurance firm AXA.
In a survey of tenants, AXA found that 48% of respondents, or nearly four million homes
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:30:10
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Landlords unfamiliar with immigration checks
Landlords in the UK are not familiar with the planned new immigration checks that they will be required to undertake - and those who are already doing them are not happy, according to research.
A pilot scheme for the new immigration checks has begun in the West Midlands wher
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:27:33
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Rents fall for the first time in eight months
Rents have fallen for the first time in eight months and now stand at an average of £768 per month, a drop of 0.2% from November's figure, according to the latest index.
The index is put together by Your Move and Reeds Rains, the country's largest lettings network, and they
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:25:05
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One in three landlords has experienced rent arrears
Nearly one in three landlords in the UK say they had experience of rent arrears in the past year, says the National Landlords Association (NLA).
This means that nearly half a million landlords have had to chase rent with the typical amount outstanding being £1,649.
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:22:37
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Landlords predict 1.8% rent increase
Despite growing demand from tenants, landlords across the UK predict rents will increase by just 1.8% in 2015 which will be below the rate of inflation.
That's according to a survey carried out by the lettings agent network run by Your Move and Reeds Rains which also found t
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:13:48
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Damage tops landlord and tenant disputes
Resolving a tenant dispute can be a costly exercise for many landlords but there are steps they can take to prevent such disputes from taking place.
Here at we often highlight how a landlord can save money
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:11:10
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Database reveals landlord prosecutions under the Housing Act
Tenants can now discover at-a-glance which landlords and letting agents have been prosecuted under the Housing Act 2004 after a freedom of information request was granted.
The database was created by the Ministry of Justice to record the details of private landlords who have
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:06:42
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Landlords see boost in demand for student accommodation
A boom in demand for student accommodation has led to growing numbers of students having to share rooms, according to a BBC report.
With 30,000 extra places being offered in this academic year, compared to last ye
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:01:54
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