Almost 1m landlords plan to ditch agents to save money from April 2017

19 December, 20160 Comments
A new survey has suggested that nearly half of all UK landlords plan to ditch letting agents if their profits fall when tax relief is cut back next year. The poll conducted by the National Landlords Association (NLA) found that 47% of property investors are prepared to ditch their letting agents and go it alone
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UK PRS Tenancy Length Survey

18 July, 20160 Comments
At Tenant Referencing UK we have recently noticed a significant downturn in the amount of references coming through from our loyal members, and a notable upsurge in landlords taking out rent guarantee insurances on their new and existing tenants. Therefore we invite you to take part in this quick survey, to help us gauge the current
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Growing need for longer tenancies

RLA – Landlords are meeting the growing need for longer tenancies

18 February, 20160 Comments
Independent Government figures released today show landlords are meeting the growing need for longer tenancies in private rented housing due to the increase of children in rental housing. According to the English Housing Survey for 2014-15, over the past ten years the proportion of private rented households with dependent children has increased from 30% in
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Compensation for evicted tenants?

29 January, 20160 Comments
The campaign group Generation Rent is now calling for tenants who have been served notice to leave a property to be compensated by landlords. Results from a survey carried out by BMG Research found that 27% of current and past private tenants had been evicted by a landlord who wanted to sell, refurbish or change
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Is buying or selling a house more stressful?

08 January, 20160 Comments
Research from Which? Mortgage Advisers has released a survey showing that buying and selling property is one of the most stressful life experiences – more stressful than having a child and second only to going through a divorce. But which one was considered worse? And which one do you consider worse? A survey was conducted
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Will the BTL investor still be around 2034?

29 May, 20140 Comments
As anyone in any way concerned with the PRS or housing is aware, the most recent English Housing Survey Report showed that 18% of English homes are rented from private landlords which is unprecedented within the last 50 years. However, at the same time, there are many challenges facing private landlords, not least of all
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North Somerset Survey of private landlords, tenants and letting agents

12 April, 20140 Comments
Many thanks to a long-standing LRS Member for sending over a link to this survey. North Somerset Council want to hear the truth straight from private renting landlords, tenants and letting agents in the area. Will you be pulling out of the Housing Benefit market? How are additional licensing schemes affecting landlords and tenants in
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Landlords asked to contribute to survey about the current eviction process

19 March, 20140 Comments
The Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) is asking its members and other private rented sector professionals to take part in a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) run survey, exploring the current eviction process and how to improve the procedure for private landlords. This survey comes well timed after housing charity Shelter attacked private landlords
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