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‘Unfit’ council home payouts hit £35m over 5 years

14 February, 20170 Comments
Councils across England have paid out more than £35m in compensation and legal fees over the past five years to tenants living in “unfit” council homes. Shockingly, nearly 11,000 tenants have claimed compensation for damp, leaks and damage in their council homes and despite a two-thirds drop in the number of “unfit” homes since 2011,
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Right to Rent ‘not working’ as it creates a climate of fear amongst UK landlords

13 February, 20170 Comments
A new survey has revealed that Right to Rent checks are not working, as more and more landlords become reluctant to rent to those without British passports. The paper by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) shows that the Government’s crackdown on illegal immigrants is creating a climate of fear amongst landlords, therefore is calling on the government
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Landlords and politicians demand overhaul of flawed welfare reform policy

08 February, 20170 Comments
Landlords and politicians are demanding an overhaul of the UK’s welfare system, claiming that thousands of benefit claimants are facing rent arrears, debt and eviction as a direct result of policy design flaws within the Universal Credit model. The Government’s ‘flagship welfare reform’ sees six benefit payouts combined into one monthly payment, replacing some of the
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Moving Guide for Tenants

03 February, 20170 Comments
If you are new to lettings or property in general, there are a number of things that need to be completed before any sales or rentals can be agreed. If you are new to letting, then you may or may not be aware of this already. Typically, the most common areas that require action are
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One Year On: 91 landlords punished under right to rent rules

02 February, 20170 Comments
It has been revealed that since the Right to Rent scheme was rolled out one year ago this week, a total of 91 landlords have been issued with civil penalties and fined a total of almost £30,000. According to the latest figures published by the Government, 667 enquiries have been made to the Home Office’s landlords
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Why tenant demand is likely to be the new constant in UK property

01 February, 20170 Comments
Tenant demand is important for any investor, and here’s why it’s not likely to go away any time soon. For anyone considering investing in the UK’s private rented sector for the first time, one of the major concerns will centre around the potential longevity of the market’s strength, and their own ability to see a
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Do you know whether your property is an HMO?

01 February, 20170 Comments
The very complicated world of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) often reveals that the most law-abiding landlords are totally unaware that their property falls under the HMO umbrella. These landlords are risking huge fines and possible rent re-payments if they are running an HMO, even if they don’t realise. North Somerset Council have kindly provided us
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Top Five Ways to Be a Great Landlord

31 January, 20170 Comments
To be a Great Landlord means to be a good Landlord to keep his/her tenants happy. There is a saying, “To be happy, make others happy,” so property owners are no poles apart. Being Great Landlord needs money, time, and effort, and it will be rewarding if it assists the property owner to keep the
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Residential landlords have a major role to play in preventing homelessness

31 January, 20170 Comments
The appalling rise in the number of people sleeping rough in England illustrates the importance of private rented accommodation, according to The Deposit Protection Services (The DPS). More than 4,000 people a night have been sleeping rough on England’s streets, up 16% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local
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