LandlordZONE Update - TSB customers unable to pay rent

TSB customers unable to pay rent after standing order defaults

  TSB customers unable to pay rent after standing order defaults

Rent Payments:

The ongoing TSB IT banking crisis is causing anxiety for both tenants and those landlord affected by this. Some tenant customers of the TSB bank have had their standing orders returned, leaving them unable to pay their rent and other bills.

Tenant customers are furious with TSB because not paying their rent puts…

New housing secretary appointed after Sajid Javid move

  New housing secretary appointed after Sajid Javid move

Housing Changes:

There are concerns about continuity after yet another change at the recently re-formed Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government), its stated aim being to “create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in…

Landlords & Agents – make sure you are GDPR Compliant

  Landlords & Agents – make sure you are GDPR Compliant

Data Protection:

What to communicate in your GDPR compliant privacy notice

Landlords and letting agents with their own websites should be aware that their business must have a privacy policy and include a Privacy Notice on the website. This must comply with the existing data protection legislation and the new GDPR regulations which come into…

Credit Scores Explained

  Credit Scores Explained

Credit Score:

Landlords rely on credit scores, among other things, when selecting and verifying their new tenants. This article on credit scores gives an insight into what's involved when we check our personal credit scores, and what we all need to do to make sure we get a good score.

This article gives an insight…

Private Rented Sector – steady as she goes in 2018

  Private Rented Sector – steady as she goes in 2018

Rent Increases:

The Private Rented Sector (PRS) Report from ARLA Propertymark in March 2018 shows the market holding steady for landlords and agents in the first quarter of 2018, but lack of supply is making life difficult for many tenants.

Recent government policy changes, particularly on landlord taxation, are forcing many landlords to recover their…

Tories told: adopt some Labour rental policies or risk losing election

  Tories told: adopt some Labour rental policies or risk losing election

Housing Crisis:

The Tories are caught on the horns of a dilemma: do they stick with their current "free market" approach to solving the housing crisis, or do they risk the ire of the predominantly Tory voting private landlords by doing as the Conservative leaning magazine The Spectator advises - adopt some Labour rental policies…

A Quick Way for Landlords to Learn about the Law- on 18 May

  A Quick Way for Landlords to Learn about the Law- on 18 May

Renting out a property has legal consequences that has rules and, if you fail to comply with the rules, penalties.

Housing issues have finally reached the desks of Government Ministers who are now changing those rules - largely in favour of tenants.  As landlords, even if you use an agent, you need to know what…

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