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Benefit tenanted properties to get energy grants…

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Energy Grants: Private (BTL) landlords who rent to housing benefit tenants could be inline for help...

UK Build to Rent hits 100,000 mark

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Build to Rent in Scotland: The latest published research by the British Property Federation (BPF) suggests...

Rising Damp – how to deal with it

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Damp & Mould: You may have seen or heard of the 1970s TV series Rising Damp,...

Government Inquiry into Rogue Landlords

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Substandard Homes: Following the prime minister’s speech at the Conservative Party conference, when she promised to...

HMO crackdown for bath landlords

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Landlords fined: Two Bath landlords have received heavy fines totalling £16,000 for failing to hold HMO...

Rental Demand in Central London Outstrips supply

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Central London Rents: Average rental values in prime central London dipped just 0.1% in the three...

Rogue Landlords Make A Killing from Benefit Tenants, or do they?

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Housing Benefit: David Lawrenson writes in his LettingFocus.com blog about rogue landlords and how they no...

How buy to let lending has changed

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From 30th September, a regulatory change means that all buy to let mortgage lenders have...

Conservatives plan Landlord Redress Schemes

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Under pressure to do more for tenants, the Conservatives have said they will introduce redress...

5 per cent of rentals don’t meet energy standards

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A new study carried out by AXA insurance has found that around one in 20...

Selective Licensing – are there any benefits for landlords?

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Landlord Licensing: Some local authorities are introducing landlord licencing in selected areas while others are doing...

Some statistics: key points of information for buy-to-let

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Rental Housing Market: Here is a mixture of key points of information from the latest English...

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Benefit tenanted properties to get energy grants…

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Energy Grants: Private (BTL) landlords who rent to housing benefit tenants could be inline for help...

UK Build to Rent hits 100,000 mark

394
Build to Rent in Scotland: The latest published research by the British Property Federation (BPF) suggests...

Government Inquiry into Rogue Landlords

464
Substandard Homes: Following the prime minister’s speech at the Conservative Party conference, when she promised to...

HMO crackdown for bath landlords

644
Landlords fined: Two Bath landlords have received heavy fines totalling £16,000 for failing to hold HMO...

Rental Demand in Central London Outstrips supply

899
Central London Rents: Average rental values in prime central London dipped just 0.1% in the three...

Rogue Landlords Make A Killing from Benefit Tenants, or do they?

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Housing Benefit: David Lawrenson writes in his LettingFocus.com blog about rogue landlords and how they no...

Conservatives plan Landlord Redress Schemes

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Under pressure to do more for tenants, the Conservatives have said they will introduce redress...

5 per cent of rentals don’t meet energy standards

504
A new study carried out by AXA insurance has found that around one in 20...

Some statistics: key points of information for buy-to-let

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Rental Housing Market: Here is a mixture of key points of information from the latest English...

RLA’s hard hitting Budget Submission

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2017/18 Budget: The Residential Landlords’ Association calls for the scrapping of mortgage interest relief (MIR) changes...

NLA Submits wish list to Treasury ahead of Budget

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Budget 2017/18: The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) is making representations to HM Treasury ahead of the...

Student Rents remain static says new report…

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Student Landlords: A new report highlights static accommodation costs across England in the wake of rising...

Rising Damp – how to deal with it

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Damp & Mould: You may have seen or heard of the 1970s TV series Rising Damp,...

How buy to let lending has changed

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From 30th September, a regulatory change means that all buy to let mortgage lenders have...

Consider These Things before you Increase your Tenant’s Rent

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1  - It could force good tenants to leave. It might only be a small...

How Much Should Landlords Spend on Renovating?

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Renting Standards: Specialist residential property solicitor Amanda Sutcliffe of Bray & Bray looks at the importance...

Public Liability and Personal Injury Claims

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Landlords' Insurance: Perhaps the most important aspect of a landlord’s insurance cover is the possibility of...

Tenancy Deposits

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Remember the Rules: Tenancy deposits were introduced in April 2007 under the Housing Act 2004. The...

Sub-letting fees should not be more than £40

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Sub-Letting Licenses: (SOLITAIRE) LIMITED Appellant and CHERRY LILIAN NORTON and other cases Landlords of leasehold...

What Landlords Can’t Do

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A Landlord Guide: Residential Conveyancing Partner Amanda Sutcliffe of Bray & Bray Solicitors explains a landlord’s...

Lawyer warns of Section 21 confusion

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Eviction: Section 21, the possession procedure in England, which has been a lifeline for landlords with...

Section 21 Notice and Deposit Protection rules

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Validity of Section 21 Notice: Amak Property Investments v Laura Sonny This case was an...

Do you know if your Property Insurance cover is correct?

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Insured Value: Have you relied on your insurance broker to put an insured value on your...

How to do a rent review – Part 2

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1.0  Introduction  1.1 -  At rent review, the starting point obviously is to read the lease....

More than 4 tenants on a tenancy agreement?

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Tenant Agreement: The Law of Property Act 1925 talks about having a maximum of 4 tenants...

Twelve Must-Do things when Letting a Property

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New Landlords: Are you new to lettings, do you want to rent-out your own home for...

Property fraudsters stealing homes

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Home owners and buy-to-let landlords are being warned of a potential rise in property fraudsters...

Are you properly alarmed?

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations: From 1 October 2015, the law changed regarding smoke and...

What Documents do I need when letting a property?

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Lettings Document Checklist: When setting up a new Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) it has always been...

Is rent in advance a deposit?

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Advance Rent: Piggot v Slaven and Johnson v. Old There are two important cases which clarify...

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Product Review – Property-Master

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When you’re planning to buy a property to rent out, or you have existing buy-to-let...

Can I Keep a Holding Deposit?

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Holding or Pre-Contract Deposits: I thought it would be a good time to review the situation...

What Confusion in Westminster Means for Leaseholders…

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Long Leasehold: The UK has had some form of election or referendum every year since 2014....

My biggest bugbear when letting property

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Viewings: I’ve just come back from a viewing where the prospective tenant didn’t show up. We...

LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index

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UK Buy-to-Let: Where are the key buy-to-let hot spots in the UK? Which parts of the...

Housing Minister loses his seat…

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Politics – Breaking News: Gavin Barwell, the Conservative Housing Minister, has lost his Croydon Central seat...

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Purpose built student accommodation in high demand

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Whilst there were concerns that Brexit would have a negative impact on the Purpose-Built Student...

When is a landlord liable for injuries to a tenant?

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Personal injury: There are some instances when a landlord could be held liable for injuries suffered...

Smart locks vs physical locks: which is more secure?

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Property Security: Technology has taken over nearly every aspect of our everyday lives, including how we...

Six ways to use property data to improve your ROI

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For years, big institutional landlords have had dedicated teams who analyse the property market to...

The Risks and Rewards of Property Guardianship

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Property Security: In the last few years, property guardians have become a popular alternative for managing...

How Landlords Can Save Money By Choosing A Cleaning Company Directly

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As recent tax changes mean landlords may lose out on profit, how can you keep...

Press Releases

Young Tenants being hit by Tax Hike on Landlords

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Landlord Tax: ONE in five private landlords is now less willing to rent to young people...

Are landlords being left out in the cold…

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Winter Warning: Landlords are being urged to take urgent action to avoid being left out in...

RLA Secures £1.5m Energy Funding Pot for Members

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Energy Efficiency: The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has secured a £1.5m funding pot from energy company...

Iain Duncan Smith MP gives his verdict on the future challenges for landlords

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Iain Duncan Smith MP joins Landlord Investor magazine as a columnist to give landlords and...

Total Landlord Insurance wins “Best Landlord Insurance Provider”

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Landlord Insurance: Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance has won ‘Best Landlord Insurance Provider’ at the Insurance...

Newcastle Landlords’ Conference

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Landlords & Agents: The next Newcastle Landlords' Conference will be held on Wednesday 21st March 2018...

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Section 21 Notices

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Obtaining Possession Using Section 21 Notices Updated October 2016 This article explains how to gain possession of...

Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy

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Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be handled with care. For landlords and tenants its...
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Electrical Safety

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Electrical Safety - the Key Points There are around 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents annually in...
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Notice to Quit

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Residential Tenancies Bringing a tenancy or a license to an end ( termination of the tenancy or...

Landlord Checks for Legionella

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Risk Assessment: Updated September 2017 Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out...

Grounds For Possession

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Grounds for Possession - Assured Shorthold Tenancies The Housing Act 1988 as amended by the Housing Act 1996...

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