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Claims of chaos in tenancy eviction process

Claims of chaos in tenancy eviction process

Landlord Action claims that the tenancy eviction process is in utter chaos. Reported problems with the county court system include lost files, year long delays and basic admin errors. These are resulting in some...




Winter-proof your BTL property

Winter-proof your BTL property

With the first cold snap upon us it is time to think about winter-proofing your property.  Valerie Bannister, President of ARLA, says “Maintaining property in the winter is important; not only to reduce the...




Parliament to see return of anti-evictions measure

Parliament to see return of anti-evictions measure

Four members of the House of Lords plan to re-introduce a bill to ban revenge evictions that was defeated in the Commons last week. The defeat was procedural, with two Tory MPs talking out...




Scotland: Flexibility is key for tenancy reform

Scotland: Flexibility is key for tenancy reform

The consultation period for the Scottish Government’s proposals for a new tenancy for the private rented sector ends on 28 December. Peter Robson, non-executive chair of Weslo Housing Management, views the proposal for a new...




Top cause of complaint for UK tenants are faulty boilers

Top cause of complaint for UK tenants are faulty boilers

A new survey conducted by online letting agent PropertyLetByUs, revealed that nearly a third of tenants suffered from a lack of hot water and/or heating at some time during their tenancy.  The second most common...




Pilot scheme on immigration checks starts today

Pilot scheme on immigration checks starts today

The pilot scheme where letting agents and landlords must check if prospective tenants have the legal right to seek residency in the UK starts today in the regions of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley. Under...




North West sees 30% rise in student rents

North West sees 30% rise in student rents

The average student rent in the North West has jumped by as much as £35 per week over the last four years according to the latest report from the Mistoria Group.  With industry figures...




Britain experiencing surge of ‘part-time’ landlords

Britain experiencing surge of ‘part-time’ landlords

According to the latest research from LV= landlord insurance, over 7% of adults in Britain rent out a property to help supplement their income and receive on average £678 per month.   The driving force...




Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

This month there have been many stories in the press about the positivity of the private rented sector.  At the beginning of the month it was reported that tenants have rebuilt their financial position, with...




Scotland see’s stronger annual rent growth than England and Wales

Scotland see’s stronger annual rent growth than England and Wales

In England and Wales monthly rents increased just 1.5% on average in the past year, where as in Scotland average residential rents are up 2.2% compared to a year ago, the latest index shows. With...