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Opportunity for landlords to increase social housing stock via free property portal

22 June, 20170 Comments
In the current climate many landlords are reluctant to house benefit tenants due to the increasing minority of those tenants unable to pay their rent on time, coupled with uncertainty around the governments’ welfare reform via Universal Credit – leaving good benefit tenants finding it extremely difficult to find accommodation in the private rented sector. LANDLORDS / HOUSING PROVIDERS: Would
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Telford Selective Licensing Consultation begins tomorrow

12 June, 20170 Comments
Following a petition set up by local landlords in Telford, the council are moving forward with Selective Licensing consultations from tomorrow (13th June 2017). The meetings are as follows: – Tuesday 18 July 3-5pm Hadley Library – Wednesday 19 July 4-6pm Hub on the Hill/Sutton Hill Community Centre – Tuesday 25 July 4-6pm Park Lane
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Royal assent for the Homelessness Reduction Act

08 June, 20170 Comments
Starting life as a private member’s bill raised by Bob Blackman, the Homelessness Reduction Bill was later backed by the Government and has now received royal assent on 27th April. The Act is good news for both the homeless and those threatened with homelessness, as it places new obligations on councils. Priority need or intentionally
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Advice for Landlords: Dilapidations and How to Deal with Them

07 June, 20170 Comments
As a landlord, you’ll probably agree you can have your work cut out managing even a small number of properties. Not only do you have to first find suitable tenants, you then have to make sure you letting to them in a safe and legal way, that your tenants know what your house rules are
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Over a quarter of landlords experienced rent arrears in last 12 months

05 June, 20170 Comments
Fresh research by the RLA has revealed that more than a quarter of buy to let landlords have experienced rent arrears in the past 12 months. With 28% of landlords experiencing rent debt, coupled with the fact that 1 in 3 working families in England would not be able to afford to pay their rent
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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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Tenant’s anti-social behaviour lands BTL investor with £16k fine

26 May, 20170 Comments
A private landlord who ignored warnings from the police and the council has been handed a £16,000 fine, due to his tenant’s anti-social actions. Buy to let investor Jason Duffield, who lives in Birmingham, was handed a restraining order by police last year because of the noise coming from the rental property in Tamworth. He was
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Lettings Fee Ban Consultation – Agent deadline approaching

19 May, 20170 Comments
The consultation paper for the Tenancy Fee ban across England was released last month, inviting agents to respond on whether the penalty should be £5,000, £30,000 or a banning order by June 2nd 2017. It was announced in the last Autumn Statement that a ban on letting agents charging fees to tenants would be introduced
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