Tagged: landlords

Amnesty period announced over advertising watchdog’s ruling on fees

Amnesty period announced over advertising watchdog’s ruling on fees

Letting agents can breathe a sigh of relief – for the time being – over the Advertising Standards Authority ruling that fees charged to tenants must be shown alongside rents whenever a rental property is...




Buy-to-let landlords warned of rise in ‘severe arrears’

Buy-to-let landlords warned of rise in ‘severe arrears’

Tenants are struggling with rising rents, leading to a record number of evictions. Buy-to-let landlords are being warned of a rise in the number of UK tenants in “severe arrears”. The Tenant Arrears Tracker,...




New referencing service launches where the tenant pays

New referencing service launches where the tenant pays

A new tenancy referencing scheme has been launched in Scotland – where it is illegal for letting agents to charge fees – whereby tenants pay, and agents get referral fees. The scheme, which also...




Is buying rental property better than a pension?

Is buying rental property better than a pension?

The buy-to-let market is on the up again, but should you stake your retirement on bricks and mortar? ‘My property is my pension’ is an oft-used phrase when discussing retirement, but how sensible is...




March Madness – Fees and Transparency

March Madness – Fees and Transparency

They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb …. well the weather most certainly has not, but for lettingsthe lion definitely came before the lamb this March.  At the start of...




Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Void periods in the private rental sector have fallen to their lowest average level in over a year according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA).




ARLA calls for regulation to put ‘wheeler dealers’ out of business

ARLA calls for regulation to put ‘wheeler dealers’ out of business

As the sell-out ARLA annual conference opens this morning, the organisation has come up with a proposal for the mandatory regulation of the entire residential property sector.




Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Interesting discussion on lodging deposits from Property118 I recently had to renew my membership of mydeposits. Part of this process involved sending in a copy of my client deposit account bank statement. Immediately back...