Tagged: landlords

MPs urge caution over introduction of revenge eviction legislation

MPs urge caution over introduction of revenge eviction legislation

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector has warned the Government not to resurrect plans to ban “revenge evictions” until it has done its homework. The group says that it heard a...




Rent up 8.3pc in November

Rent up 8.3pc in November

Nine out of 12 UK regions have recorded higher rental prices in November 2014 compared to the same month last year, even accounting for a 0.6% decrease in UK average rental prices since October...




Government gives go ahead for £3.5bn private rented homes deal

Government gives go ahead for £3.5bn private rented homes deal

The UK housing minister Brandon Lewis has signed off on a new deal unlocking £3.5bn in funding to help build homes in the private rented sector. The scheme enables landlords of new, rented homes...




Over 1/3 of disputes settled without the help of the legal system

Over 1/3 of disputes settled without the help of the legal system

A new report conducted by My Property Inventories, revealed that in the last year, only 10% of landlords have been involved in a tenant dispute.  Of those, 66% opted to settle the dispute in court,...




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...