living conditions

living conditions

Age UK calls for urgent PRS reform to help strengthen older tenants rights

27 October, 20160 Comments
A recent report expects older people living in the private rented sector to rise considerably over the coming years, where many ‘vulnerable’ older people are currently being ‘forced to live in awful PRS accommodation.’ Households aged 65-plus currently account for around 10% of all those living in the PRS, but their numbers are growing rapidly, as
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North Somerset Council, Landlord Licencing

Landlord licensing hits North Somerset

15 January, 20160 Comments
North Somerset Council has started a consultation period for a proposed new licensing scheme. According to a local paper, people living in ‘damp, cold and poorly maintained’ property in North Somerset will soon see their living conditions improve if a licensing scheme is approved which will place ‘strict new conditions’ on private landlords. The changes
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Top Tips for Minimising Void Periods

24 July, 20130 Comments
Void periods can be a landlord’s worst nightmare, most landlords rely on the income a property generates to pay its mortgage and whilst the property is empty as the owner you will also be liable for council tax and any bills that the property incurs. At present the average void period in the UK is
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