Almost 1m landlords plan to ditch agents to save money from April 2017

19 December, 20160 Comments
A new survey has suggested that nearly half of all UK landlords plan to ditch letting agents if their profits fall when tax relief is cut back next year. The poll conducted by the National Landlords Association (NLA) found that 47% of property investors are prepared to ditch their letting agents and go it alone
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U TURN on Local Authorities Having to Accept Service of Section 21 As Homelessness

25 October, 20160 Comments
Homelessness Reduction Bill changed and it’s bad news for landlords The final version of Bob Blackman MP’s Homelessness Reduction Bill has been published ahead of its 2nd Reading in Parliament. In complete contrast to previous versions, and the report by Crisis that preceded it, the final version delivers a kicking to landlords. The NLA had
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Local authorities letting down tenants, claim landlords

26 September, 20160 Comments
Two landlord associations have criticised local councils for a lack of enforcement and failing to prosecute criminal landlords. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) says tenants are being let down, while the National Landlords Association (NLA) claims it’s ‘too easy’ for landlords to get away with unlawful behaviour. The united message comes in response to figures
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Tax change rumours for landlords who sell quashed by HMRC

05 September, 20160 Comments
Speculation over the government attempting to ‘slip in’ more changes to the way landlords are being taxed have been dismissed by HMRC. There had been fears, fuelled by certain comments made by industry analysts, that amendments to the Finance Bill (which reaches its Report Stage in parliament this week) suggested that the government wanted landlords who sell
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More landlords now let to families with children than any other household type

21 June, 20160 Comments
Families are the most common household type in the private rented sector (PRS) for the first time, according to the latest research from the National Landlords Association (NLA). The findings show that more landlords now let to families with children (48%) than any other household type, overtaking young couples (47%). This represents a shift compared
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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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Third of landlords have had a property abandoned by tenants, say NLA

23 May, 20160 Comments
According to the latest research carried out by the National Landlord Association, 36% of UK landlords have had a property abandoned by their tenants. At Tenant Referencing UK we hear from landlords on a daily basis who’ve had a tenant leave their property before the end of their tenancy without informing them, which (more often than
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Agents frustrated with ‘old hat’ tenant referencing protocol

22 March, 20161 Comments
After attending some great landlord shows over the last couple of weeks, it has come to our attention that many letting agents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the referencing companies they’re ‘locked in’ to using. Inundated with questions from letting agents in particular, we were continually asked: How are you different to the likes of Homelet,
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