Referencing must be exempt from agent’s fee ban, urge ARLA

30 May, 20170 Comments
The Association of Residential Letting Agents have recently spoken out about the importance of tenant referencing being exempt from the government’s proposed ban on letting agent’s charging fees to tenants in England. In a note to their members and the press, ARLA said: “Referencing ensures that tenants do not take on a financial commitment which is
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International blue passport

Could a ‘referencing passport’ really work?

16 November, 20160 Comments
Calls have been made for a new way of producing references for tenants, using a so-called ‘referencing passport’ that would be transferable between letting agents in order to save tenants money. The boss of easyProperty is now calling on the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) to back this initiative for ‘referencing passports’, as in England
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Section 21 Form 6a Government website error

16 June, 20160 Comments
After attending a very informative Managing Agent event this week, at Tenant Referencing UK we want to draw your attention to an error on FORM 6A Notice seeking possession of a property let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy via the government website. David Cox, Managing Director of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), helpfully pointed
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The Inaugural North of Tyne Managing Agent Event

13 June, 20160 Comments
On Tuesday 14th June 2016 Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, Northumberland County Council, and the National Landlords Association are hosting the inaugural North of Tyne Managing Agent Event. This will be held at the Holiday Inn, Great North Road, Seaton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 6BP. Speakers will include sponsors: Paul Hampton, Approved Mortgage Solutions;
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Cost of renting vs buying

The average renter will spend £52,900 on rent before buying

18 February, 20160 Comments
According to the Mirror new official figures the average price of a home has increased by £18,000 during the last year. This data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders also showed that lending to first-time buyers, home movers and buy to let investors is at the highest levels of lending since 2007. England’s property prices
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How to rent a house & escape bad tenants

31 January, 20140 Comments
Whether you’re brand new to property and are just starting learning how to rent a house and what it takes to be a landlord, or whether your an old pro and have successfully run a thriving rental portfolio for many years….. You’ll probably already know that being a landlord comes with many challenges. Some are
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