Tagged: landlord insurance

Go green to get a good deal

Go green to get a good deal

It’s not surprising that the news that the government is extending Green Deal finance to landlords and tenants in England, Wales and Scotland has been welcomed by lettings bodies. With just four years to...




BTL landlords face insurance hike

BTL landlords face insurance hike

Landlords have been dealt a blow recently with the revelation that rented properties could be excluded from the Government’s flood insurance subsidy fund, which could leave them facing significant increases on their insurance premiums.




Four in five PRS landlords unwilling to rent to benefit claimants

Four in five PRS landlords unwilling to rent to benefit claimants

Nearly four in five landlords are unwilling to rent to tenants on housing benefit, a survey has revealed. Just 18 per cent of landlords had tenants with housing benefit in one or more of...




Avoid a stormy tenancy

Avoid a stormy tenancy

Following the UK’s recent bad weather ARLA is reminding tenants to be aware of who is responsible for what in the event of damage to a rented property. Storm damage, power cuts and flooding...




2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

Looking back on the newsletter that I wrote this time last year, many of the topics are still being discussed such as regulation of the industry.  Predictions of rents rising and increased demand have...




New flood insurance arrangements will not extend to rental properties

New flood insurance arrangements will not extend to rental properties

Landlords will be left to sink or swim on new arrangements for flood insurance, it has been claimed. According to the Residential Landlords Association, ministers’ plans to ensure flood insurance is widely available will...




Huge rise in rent arrears in UK because of rising rent prices, says charity

Huge rise in rent arrears in UK because of rising rent prices, says charity

There has been a 150% increase in rent arrears in the UK since 2007 and a 13% increase in the last 12 months alone, according to data from the national debt advice charity the...




UK landlords warned over perils of identity theft

UK landlords warned over perils of identity theft

Landlords in the UK are being warned to be aware of and protect themselves from identity fraud which is on the increase with an estimated four million victims. Recent data shows the UK’s top...




Warning to accidental landlords to make sure their property meets safety regs

Warning to accidental landlords to make sure their property meets safety regs

Many accidental landlords in the UK who have rented out their homes as they have been unable to sell during the economic downturn are simply not fulfilling their legal duties to maintain their rental...




Buy-to-let investors enjoy £5bn ‘subsidy’

Buy-to-let investors enjoy £5bn ‘subsidy’

New figures showing landlords’ tax breaks leads to calls for tougher legislation. Over one million landlords claim annual tax breaks on their investment properties each year, citing tax-deductible costs totalling £13bn. These are legitimate...