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Letting agency reveals barmy tenant requests
One of the ‘joys’ of being a landlord is dealing with some of the strange requests from a tenant about how their property can be better managed or improved.

Now London letting agency Benham & Reeves has revealed some of the weirdest tenant requests they have received.
Posted by on 29/08/2014 15:10:03
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Landlords see rents grow but yields decline
Rents across the UK have grown recently but landlords are seeing a dip in yields, according to several surveys.

In the index put together by LSL Property Services, landlords in England and Wales now charge an average rent of £753 a month.

A year ago, the averag
Posted by on 29/08/2014 14:57:52
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Landlords are reluctant to evict their tenants
Despite media coverage pointing to increasing numbers of tenant evictions, a major survey reveals that landlords are reluctant to evict tenants in most circumstances.

Landlords say that when they do evict it is for serious issues such as anti-social behaviour or major re
Posted by on 29/08/2014 14:51:23
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The best returns for landlords come from furnished flats
Research has revealed that landlords can expect the best returns on their investment if they buy furnished flats in cities and towns, says lettings agency Countrywide.

Their research has revealed that there is an 8% premium on furnished flats and nearly 3% on furnished h
Posted by on 29/08/2014 14:46:01
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'Double dipping' by letting agents is unwelcome practice
The widespread practice of 'double dipping' by unscrupulous letting agents who charge the tenant and landlord for the same service has been criticised by a leading insurance firm.

Direct Line for Business has conducted research which reveals the extent of the problem inc
Posted by on 29/08/2014 14:40:56
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Landlords and agents should appreciate ‘fair wear and tear'
Landlords and letting agents do not have a full understanding of what can be deducted from a tenant's deposit for fair wear and tear, says the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks.

The AIIC says there is widespread misunderstanding of a legal ruling that holds tha
Posted by on 29/08/2014 14:29:18
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