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Delayed repairs cost UK landlords £4.1billion a year

12 December, 20160 Comments
New research has revealed that almost a quarter of buy to let landlords blame delays by tenants informing them about maintenance issues in their homes, which inevitably results in more costly repairs further down the line. Conducted by LV=, the study shows that the annual cost of essential maintenance comes to more than £2,360 per
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Eviction of residential tenants Q&A – Part two

21 November, 20160 Comments
Our thanks to all those who attended our webinar in October. We had several questions from participants and bring you the second round of answers to these in part two of our Q&A. You can find part one here. If you have any other questions about evicting tenants under section 42 (s42) of the County
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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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Failing to pay the rent is the most common rule broken by PRS tenants

21 September, 20160 Comments
New research from Direct Line Landlord Insurance reveals that one in seven renters have broken one or more rules set out in their tenancy agreement, with failing to pay the rent ‘topping the chart’ of the most frequently-cited rule broken by PRS tenants. Worryingly, 11% of renters surveyed claimed that they were unsure whether they had actually
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PRS expansion undermines Scottish Governments hopes of reducing poverty

02 May, 20140 Comments
According to recent research by one of the largest UK social policy research charities, the proportion of Scottish households now privately rented has risen from 7% in 1991 to 14% today. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have also found that : On average, PRS rents are 86% higher than social housing rents. Scotlands historically large share of social
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Third of UK’s private rented stock unaffordable says new report

15 July, 20130 Comments
A new report out today has revealed that most of southern England is now off limits to less affluent / low-income families wanting to rent a home. The Home Truths Report, from the Resolution Foundation, is the first of its kind to give a comprehensive assessment of where less affluent families can reasonably afford to
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