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Right to Rent: Almost a fifth of landlords less likely to let to let to EU nationals

11 September, 20170 Comments
According to a recent survey, almost a fifth of private landlords say they are now less likely to let to EU nationals or individuals from the European Economic Area as a result of the immigration checks they are now expected to make via Right to Rent. Confusion over how landlords will be expected to identify
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Over a quarter of landlords experienced rent arrears in last 12 months

05 June, 20171 Comments
Fresh research by the RLA has revealed that more than a quarter of buy to let landlords have experienced rent arrears in the past 12 months. With 28% of landlords experiencing rent debt, coupled with the fact that 1 in 3 working families in England would not be able to afford to pay their rent
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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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Ill-thought-out legislation continues to criminalise the innocent

13 February, 20170 Comments
On a day where it’s been announced that the newly implemented Right to Rent legislation is not working, two landlords at opposite ends of the country have contacted the TR Group about the impact selective licensing is having on them. Selective licensing means that private landlords are required to obtain a licence allowing them to
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Right to Rent ‘not working’ as it creates a climate of fear amongst UK landlords

13 February, 20170 Comments
A new survey has revealed that Right to Rent checks are not working, as more and more landlords become reluctant to rent to those without British passports. The paper by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) shows that the Government’s crackdown on illegal immigrants is creating a climate of fear amongst landlords, therefore is calling on the government
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One Year On: 91 landlords punished under right to rent rules

02 February, 20170 Comments
It has been revealed that since the Right to Rent scheme was rolled out one year ago this week, a total of 91 landlords have been issued with civil penalties and fined a total of almost £30,000. According to the latest figures published by the Government, 667 enquiries have been made to the Home Office’s landlords
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Right to Rent: 31 deported and 75 landlords fined since July 2015

12 January, 20170 Comments
According to new figures published by the Government, a total of 31 people have been deported as a result of the Right to Rent scheme – with 75 landlords fined. Although the Home Office says that it doesn’t hold figures for the number of illegal migrants in the PRS, they can reveal that between July 1st 2015
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One million landlords risking imprisonment and/or fines as new immigration check legislation comes into force

05 December, 20160 Comments
As we enter the first week of Right to Rent being criminalized, our latest poll shows that 50% of landlords are unaware of their legal obligations when it comes to checking whether applicant tenants have the ‘Right to Rent’ in the UK. New parts of the Immigration Act 2016 came into effect from last Thursday
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Santa’s sack has a big surprise for you …

15 November, 20160 Comments
As higher property prices and a lack of affordable homes continue to push would-be buyers into the UK rental sector, the need for a cost effective, proactive and professional service to let your property has increased tenfold ; especially as Right to Rent breaches will officially be a criminal offence from December 2016.   SO THIS
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