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Increase in private tenants looking to protect their deposit from accidental damage charges

15 August, 20170 Comments
As the amount of private landlords deciding to ditch taking deposits increases, Tenant Referencing UK thought it the ideal time to look into why this is and attempt to bridge the gap to enable a smooth tenancy for all parties involved. We caught up with MyDeposits and asked: What does a deposit actually cover a private tenant for?
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Frustrated Landlords – Making Sure You Receive Rental Payments On Time

09 August, 20170 Comments
Ask yourself one simple question – why did you invest in buy-to-let property all those years ago? So you could make money. As a private landlord it’s vital to collect your rental payments on time because the knock on effects for you can be disastrous. Many landlords use the income generated on lettings to pay
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400,000 properties in England and Wales could be unlettable from April 2018

21 July, 20170 Comments
According to government figures one in ten UK rental properties could be unlettable next year, if landlords fail to improve their energy efficiency. From April 2018, rental properties must have a minimum EPC rating of E. The regulations will apply to new lets and renewals of tenancies, and from 1 April 2020 it will extend
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How to Sell Your House as a Landlord

14 July, 20170 Comments
If you’ve been renting out a house to tenants but have decided to sell the property for whatever reason, there are many things to consider. You may be moving away or simply want to retire from being a landlord, and much of the same advice for other homeowners applies. For those who want to know
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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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