Tagged: buy-to-let

Immigration Checks and a Code of Practice for the Private Rented Sector

Immigration Checks and a Code of Practice for the Private Rented Sector

The beginning of this month seen the announcement of a pilot area for landlords being responsible for checking the immigration status of their tenants.  The pilot area chosen was the West Midlands, with Wolverhampton...




Only one third of tenants think that they will ever be able to buy a home

Only one third of tenants think that they will ever be able to buy a home

New research from online letting agents Property Let By Us shows that only slightly more than one third of tenants in private rental accommodation in the UK believe they will ever be able to...




With redress scheme deadline looming agents act to comply

With redress scheme deadline looming agents act to comply

The deadline for letting agents to sign up to an approved redress scheme is October 1. With fines of up to £5,000 for non-compliance, signs are that letting agents are signing up to one...




One last chance for landlords announces HMRC

One last chance for landlords announces HMRC

With up to 1.5 million landlords underpaying up to £500 million in tax every year, the HMRC has announced one last chance for landlords who fail to declare all their rental income. HMRC plans...




Rents reach record high

Rents reach record high

The average rent in England and Wales has reached a record £761 per month. This is £3 higher that the previous record set in October 2013. Seven out of ten regions in England and...




Is the ‘revenge evictions’ bill needed?

Is the ‘revenge evictions’ bill needed?

There are growing concerns that a government-backed Private Members’ Bill which attempts to outlaw so-called ‘revenge evictions’ is not required. The aim of such a law is to prevent landlords evicting tenants who have...




Rental demand is growing at the fastest rate in two years

Rental demand is growing at the fastest rate in two years

Research by Countrywide found that demand for rental accommodation across Britain has grown on the back of a housing market which is beginning to show signs of cooling.  This increased demand is being reflected in...




Report unveils what students most desire from their private rental accommodation

Report unveils what students most desire from their private rental accommodation

According to The Mistoria Group, leading investment specialists in student property, the vast majority of students want to live in high quality, shared accommodation, with good internet access and affordable bills.  If landlords and investors...




All rental homes soon to require carbon monoxide detectors

All rental homes soon to require carbon monoxide detectors

A private member’s bill which would make it a legal requirement to install a functioning carbon monoxide detector in every rental and new build property has had its second reading in the House of...




Ministers urged to make Client Money Protection a legal requirement

Ministers urged to make Client Money Protection a legal requirement

SAFEagent has called on the government to make Client Monday Protection a legal requirement within the Consumer Rights Bill currently going through the Lords. Currently, no recompense is available if an agent if not...