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New room sizes for HMOs?

03 January, 20180 Comments
In an attempt to reduce problems of overcrowding, the government has announced new minimum space requirements for Houses in multiple occupation (HMO’s) in the private rental sector. This follows the governments post-Christmas 2017 announcement that it wants landlords in England who let properties to five or more people from at least two different families to be
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£926k worth of tenancy deposits stolen in 2017

02 January, 20180 Comments
Fresh analysis from the industry reveals that rogue letting agents were convicted of stealing just over £926,000 worth of tenancy deposits last year. Deposit-free renting firm Dlighted, who keep a running total of the cash value of deposits criminal letting agents have been convicted of stealing, reports that by the of the final quarter of
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Mayor of London Launches Database to ‘Name and Shame’ Rogue Landlords

22 December, 20170 Comments
This week the Mayor of London has launched his Rogue Landlord & Agent Checker – London’s first online ‘name and shame’ database to help crack down on unscrupulous landlords and agents in the Capital. The database, published here on the City Hall website, is aimed at giving Londoners greater confidence in renting a home by allowing
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TR Group Christmas Opening Hours 2017

15 December, 20170 Comments
Tenant Referencing UK and Rent Safe UK Christmas Opening Hours: Closed at 1pm on the 20th December Closed at 1pm on the 22nd of December Christmas hours – 27th, 28th, 29th – 10am – 1pm Closed Bank Holidays Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us! PLEASE NOTE: TR
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Private landlords call for help reclaiming Universal Credit rent arrears

05 December, 20170 Comments
Landlords are calling on the Government to create a mechanism for them to reclaim any rent arrears built up by Universal Credit (UC) claimants who move out of their property. Research by the Residential Landlords Association’s (RLA) has revealed 36% of private landlords have more confidence to rent to tenants on UC as a result
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Tenant Contents Insurance for HMOs

04 December, 20170 Comments
Our partners at Rent Safe UK are pleased to announce that they can now offer: Tenant Contents Insurance on HMOs – YAY!! With their new underwriters they are now able to offer a Tenant Contents Policy for rooms within a HMO, to protect not only the tenants belongings but yours too. What does this mean? Are you taking deposits? Although we would
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HMRC supporting landlords with their Self Assessment tax returns

04 December, 20171 Comments
Leading up to 31 January 2018, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are providing a variety of digital products to help you complete your 2016-17 Self Assessment tax returns. These include: Live webinars on completing the online Self Assessment return including the Income from Property pages. Book here (click) A webinar providing information for individuals who
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One step closer to mandatory adding of rent payments to credit scores

04 December, 20170 Comments
The House of Lords has given the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill its second reading and a step forward to ensuring that tenants’ rental payment record counts towards their credit rating. The Bill, moved by the founder of Big Issue, Lord John Bird, now moves to the committee stage of the Lords and appears to have growing
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