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5.8m households expected to rent privately by 2021

19 June, 20170 Comments
A new report has revealed that one in four UK households will be privately renting by the end of 2021. At the moment around 5m households (21%) are currently living in privately rented accommodation, a quarter of whom are families with children. As property prices continue to rise and wages stagnate, the annual report from estate
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Royal assent for the Homelessness Reduction Act

08 June, 20170 Comments
Starting life as a private member’s bill raised by Bob Blackman, the Homelessness Reduction Bill was later backed by the Government and has now received royal assent on 27th April. The Act is good news for both the homeless and those threatened with homelessness, as it places new obligations on councils. Priority need or intentionally
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Advice for Landlords: Dilapidations and How to Deal with Them

07 June, 20170 Comments
As a landlord, you’ll probably agree you can have your work cut out managing even a small number of properties. Not only do you have to first find suitable tenants, you then have to make sure you letting to them in a safe and legal way, that your tenants know what your house rules are
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Referencing must be exempt from agent’s fee ban, urge ARLA

30 May, 20170 Comments
The Association of Residential Letting Agents have recently spoken out about the importance of tenant referencing being exempt from the government’s proposed ban on letting agent’s charging fees to tenants in England. In a note to their members and the press, ARLA said: “Referencing ensures that tenants do not take on a financial commitment which is
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Investing in Property: Is it Still Plain Sailing?

18 May, 20170 Comments
Having money tied up in bricks and mortar is a stable, relatively low risk form of investment. However, property investment still requires a good level of management to ensure that money does not go to waste, and all too often people underestimate the challenges. Here is a short review of the property investments today. The
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South Wales Estate Agent Set to Open Third Branch

16 May, 20170 Comments
As we enter our 8th year in business, we wanted to take the time to thank the continuous help and support of Welsh Estate Agency Rybec Homes – as well as congratulate them on the latest news that they’re in the process of opening a third estate agency branch. With sales and lettings branches already
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A big THANK YOU …

12 May, 20170 Comments
As we enter our 8th year in business, we just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has been joining, referencing, letting their property, obtaining rent guarantee insurance, posting in the forums and generally spreading the word about our proactive website. Because of YOU TenantReferencingUK.com’s website traffic Alexa.com now ranks higher than
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CRAR – COMMERCIAL RENT ARREARS RECOVERY

24 April, 20170 Comments
CRAR was introduced as part of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 Part 3 and the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013, both of which came into effect in April 2014. Whilst this did add some constraints that were not in place under the previous Common Law regime of distress for rent, CRAR remains
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