Landlords fed up of rowdy tenants, extra regulation and falling income are selling up

19 January, 20170 Comments
A fed-up landlord from Swansea is thinking of calling it a day, blaming rowdy tenants, extra regulations and falling income. Howard Phillips recently told the South Wales Evening Post he and his daughter have spent thousands of pounds dealing with a tenant who, he claimed, was responsible for smashed windows and doors, a damaged fire alarm, and
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Landlord ordered to pay over £8,000 for catalogue of health and safety hazards

18 January, 20170 Comments
An unscrupulous landlord who failed to maintain his rental property, which included mould and a leaking toilet, has been prosecuted by Woking Borough Council. Landlord Alan Kevin Fowler, of 22 Bainton Mead, Woking GU21 3LW, has been ordered to pay out a total of £8,432 for failing to carry out essential work despite being served
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5 boxes ticked by the purpose built rental market

12 January, 20170 Comments
The benefits of the purpose-built rental market that are enjoyed by landlords and residents in the sector. Rental homes have changed somewhat in the last couple of decades. While rental properties used to be homes bought by landlords in the mainstream market and just let out to tenants, a practice that does still continue, we’ve
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The Importance of Good Design in Rental Properties

05 January, 20170 Comments
It’s a common misconception amongst landlords that design is of lesser importance in rental properties. Whilst it’s good practice to offer a property with broad appeal, renters often lack enthusiasm for a home that is too blank a canvas. When viewing your residences, future tenants should be able to envision themselves inhabiting and enjoying the
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Scrooge Government housing policy for a quarter of a million renters = Ho Ho Ho, you’re homeless!

14 December, 20160 Comments
Nobody wants to spend Christmas in a strange place without their own things around them, but that’s the situation many renters are finding themselves in this year. 1191 families in Bristol will be spending their Christmas in temporary accommodation; Wiltshire = 498, Gloucestershire = 156, Somerset = 148 and Bath = 26. Families like these aren’t
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Innovative lettings ‘Passport’ enables councils to house more and save more

18 November, 20160 Comments
Local Authorities and Housing Associations across the UK can now access a brand new solution to help many more low income renters find new homes and save public funds, through The Ark Passport. Did you know that UK councils have spent £3.5 billion on temporary housing over the last 5 years? With the introduction of Universal Credit
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Housing Benefit changes to push the 18-21 year olds out of rented housing?

17 February, 20160 Comments
According to the RLA; recent government changes which from April will remove 18-21 year olds from claiming housing benefit will make it far more difficult that age group to access rented housing. A survey of over 1,000 landlords found that 76% of landlords would be reluctant to rent their properties to this age group because they
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Poll suggests almost half of UK renters will never get on the property ladder.

20 July, 20150 Comments
According to an article on Property Wire; 44% of UK renters say that they will never be able to own their own home because they are unable to afford the deposit. The independent survey which was undertaken by construction and regeneration company Keepmoat; also showed that only 2% of renters plan to get onto the
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Private Rent Arrears decreasing as Social Housing debt rises

06 May, 20140 Comments
Last month Landlord Referencing Services recorded a significant dip in it’s unique Tenant Alert upload system compared to the month before. April 2014 Tenant Alert Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. April 2014 Website Traffic Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. This begs the question: what with more and more landlords and letting
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