RSPCA and Cats Protection voice concerns on proposed Security Deposit Cap

04 July, 20170 Comments
Following the Queens Speech announcement of a cap on security deposits to be included with the new Tenants’ Fees Bill, The RSPCA and Cats Protection have voiced their concerns about removing private tenants’ flexibility to provide a higher deposit to cover the likes of pet damage. David Bowles, the RSPCA’s assistant director of external affairs,
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Why Landlords Don’t Allow Pets

24 January, 20170 Comments
The bond between human and pet can often become unbreakable, with some pet owners willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the safety of their beloved furry friend. However, whilst 90% of landlords appreciate that pets are family members, there are many reasons for not allowing them into a rental property. This doesn’t mean
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Tenant from hell leaves 145 animal heads strewn around the garden!

19 July, 20160 Comments
A tenant from hell left 145 severed cattle heads scattered around her rented property’s garden, to the dismay of her landlord and neighbours. Neighbours of Oksana Platonova were left in complete shock by the waste left behind at the £175,000 Siberian cottage. Ms Platonova lived in the cottage with her three children and her 56 dogs.
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Is extra government legislation victimising tenants with pets?…

21 March, 20160 Comments
The UK’s pet population currently stands at around 58 million, with the largest percentage of households preferring dogs as their pet of choice followed closely by cats. As more and more people face barriers towards home-ownership, therefore having no choice but to rent their home, we would like to ask: as a ‘nation of animal lovers’ why are
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How Could Selecting the Right Tenants Protect Your Investment?

01 May, 20140 Comments
For many people, renting a property is a very strong investment with a good turnover. That is, providing the tenants you have don’t destroy the property and cause issues, and providing that they actually pay the rent. Choosing the wrong tenants could be a very costly decision which could even result in you defaulting on
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What can you do when hell is on your doorstep?

02 April, 20140 Comments
In the UK our neighbours can often live too close to home; outlined last night by Channel 5’s new series “The Nightmare Neighbour From Hell”, revealing the traumatic, shocking, humourous and occasionally bizarre experiences of victims of nightmare neighbours. With 1 in 5 of us having been in an argument with our close neighbours, out of
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Dog Causes Explosion In Rented Property

12 February, 20140 Comments
A privately rented property in Barnsley was lucky to have not been left with severe damage after the tenants pet dog caused an explosion. It was reported that the dog was believed to have perforated an aerosol can which leaked gas onto a sofa and was then ignited by heat from a lamp. The can
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When does your friend become your landlord?

25 November, 20130 Comments
The obvious answer is when they let property to you, be it a house, garage, flat or “just” a room. While in all of the above scenarios there is the potential for trouble as business is being mixed with friendship, when actual living space is shared, the problems often multiply by a factor of 10.
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