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Liverpool Reveals £600m Blueprint for Students
Liverpool University has announced a massive £600 million investment in buildings and student accommodation to cement a place at the top table of world leaders in higher education. Around £250 million is to be ploughed in to provide 3,300 new beds in university halls and to up
Posted by on 27/05/2011 09:31:49
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Council Unveils Student Letting Master Plan
Three time losing councilors are taking on landlords and letting agents again in a bid to limit the number of shared homes. Oxford City Council is to make sure houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) only make up 20% of any 100 metres of a residential street. The council has a
Posted by on 26/05/2011 14:36:24
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Servicing the Student Lettings Market
Any inventory management company with a client base that includes landlords or letting agents involved in the provision of rental properties for students, will testify to the fact that the summer months represent an extremely busy and challenging time for the business. As stud
Posted by on 24/05/2011 13:05:06
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Landlords – How Good are Your Property Records?
I’ve just been reading our newly updated tax report: ‘How to Master a Tax Investigation’, written by our tax investigation specialist, James Bailey. In it he has written a short section about the importance of good records and how, if the Tax Inspector is able to break your re
Posted by on 19/05/2011 14:20:13
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Why House Price Surveys are Pointless
In the fast-moving online world of instant access and gratification, the government is once again bringing up the rear by working on house price statistics that are months out of date. The Communities and Local Government Department (CLG) ceremoniously releases house price sta
Posted by on 17/05/2011 17:13:46
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Student Letting Study is Good News for Landlords
Student landlords still have plenty of slack in the market despite millions spent on purpose-built halls by big corporate investors. After years of development in university cities all over the UK, universities and their corporate partners can still only house around 30% of th
Posted by on 17/05/2011 09:31:06
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Does your Tenancy Agreement give you Confidence?
Tenancy agreements are important. They make it clear what you expect from your tenant and when they sign the dotted line you have a contract stipulating they will abide by the rules you have set down. That’s the theory. In reality tenancy agreements sometimes have the amazing
Posted by on 13/05/2011 14:51:40
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Councils Face Court Challenges Over HMO Licensing
Two councils are facing legal challenges in the High Court from hundreds of landlords angry over shared house licensing controls. The landlords - in Accrington, Lancashire, and Margate, Kent - are concerned selective licensing of house in multiple occupation will blight their
Posted by on 13/05/2011 12:52:44
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University Upset Over £60 Million Student Village ‘Spoiler’
University planners are clashing with student accommodation providers in a multi-million pound row over who should build flats in Salford, Manchester. Salford University gave the green light to a ‘masterplan’ to replace aging buildings on the campus with a new £30 million stud
Posted by on 09/05/2011 17:43:47
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Landlords Lose Right to Sue Builders for Shoddy Refurbs
Landlords and property developers can no longer sue builders for shoddy workmanship when they refurbish a home. The Court of Appeal rejected claims from a couple that a builder had ruined their home by failing to damp proof a basement - and lost. The judges declined their r
Posted by on 09/05/2011 16:42:21
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HMO Protest Petition Signed By 1,000 Students
Thousands of students are protesting against councils forcing them to move out of shared houses near universities to edge-of-town halls. Latest to come under attack is Nottingham City Council, where the student union is leading a campaign against steps to take on strict housin
Posted by on 09/05/2011 16:40:12
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