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End of an AST: Questions: What happens when an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) comes to an end? Will the tenant have to leave or does she need to sign a new agreement? What if a tenant wants to leave early?...
Online Lettings: Rather than seeking immediate cost savings in the wake of increasingly punitive taxation, savvy landlords are, in fact, happy to invest if it means securing a quicker let. This is the finding of data released today by Upad.co.uk,...
Rogue Landlords: Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has proposed an amnesty to drive rogue landlords out of the region’s private rented sector. Speaking at the Residential Landlord Association’s ‘Future Renting North’ conference today the Mayor said he wants to buy up...
NALS Membership: The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has today announced it is working with The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), to offer discounted membership to NALS firms. After Ombudsman Services: Property announced its decision to pull out of providing redress to...
Holding or Pre-Contract Deposits: I thought it would be a good time to review the situation with Holding Deposits as they are in the news currently, about limiting the amount of the deposit a landlord or agent can take when...
Landlord Fine: A "Rogue Landlord" from Birmingham has been ordered to pay a record fine of over £180,000 for her total disregard for tenant safety in her four HMOs. Leila Amjadi, who runs Vertu Capital Limited, owner of four HMO rental...
Rogue Landlords: A cross-party housing, communities and local government committee report by cross bench MPs into Britain’s private rented sector calls for rogue landlords to have their properties confiscated by local councils. The report produced by the MPs comes at a...
UK Buy to Let Market: The UK buy-to-let market is well-known as one of the strongest investment markets around. Rental yields and property values are increasing across the UK – apart from the notable exception of the Central London market...
Economy: It can only be good news for landlords as official figures out this week show that the employment rate is at 75.4%, up 0.8 percentage points from its high of 74.6% one year ago, and the highest since records...
BTL Rents: The Countrywide Monthly Lettings Index published April 2018 shows that average BTL rents rose by 1.7% over the last year, and landlords are withdrawing more cash from their properties. The results of Countrywide’s survey puts the average rent in...