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Rogue Tenant: 46 years old tenant, David Pearson, refused to leave his landlord's property and caused nearly £5,700 of damage with rent arrears after a minor disagreement with his Cornwall landlord. Pearson appeared at Truro Crown Magistrates Court last week, where...
Universal Credit: There are calls to scrap direct payments as Panorama reveals rent arrears double for Universal Credit claimants. On Monday 12th November, BBCs latest Panorama investigation focused on the impact of the controversial Universal Credit, and most crucially the housing...
Rogue Landlords: The government has said that new funding will be provided to councils to support them in a range of projects designed to “ramp up” action against criminal landlords. This move follows a host of new legislation issued in...
Investment: A recent Hometrack report shows Manchester’s current year-on-year growth standing at 6.2% compared to last year’s figure of 6.3%, reflecting steady and continuing growth, says NPP Investments. Manchester has continuously held a place in the Hometrack Top 10 fastest growing...
Mortgage Finance: Whilst a relatively modest increase, it is the first month-on-month increase across all types of fixed-rate loans tracked and recorded by Property Master this year. Fixed-rate buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages look to be on an upward trend across the board,...
Rent Arrears: The release of the UK Finance (CML) Arrears and Possessions quarterly statistics, out yesterday, show that home owner mortgage arrears remain at historic lows. However, the number of buy to let mortgages with significant arrears (10 per cent or...
Health & Safety: A private landlord, who was renting to a family in the Collins Green district of St Helens, has been fined over £20,000 because of a persistent failure to make health and safety improvements. She failed to make the...
Rent Increases:   International property consultants and agents Savills says affordability, not Brexit, will be the major factor in the future for the UK housing market. The latest residential property market forecast from Savills has predictions for the UK mainstream property...
Selective Licensing: The iHowz Landlords' Association has been in dispute with Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) regarding their proposed Selective Licensing scheme (see background – below). As part of the process, BHCC had to apply to the Secretary of State...
Capital Gains Tax: A seemingly innocuous point made by the Chancellor in his Budget speech last week could be a lot more important to landlords, or property sellers, than might seem at a first glance, of all the budget summaries. It...