Tagged: landlords

RICS says regulation of letting agents would benefit UK economy

RICS says regulation of letting agents would benefit UK economy

The compulsory regulation of lettings agents combined with the introduction of minimum professional standards for all agents could generate over £20m of benefits per year to the UK economy, new research from RICS has...




Furnished or unfurnished: Which is best?

Furnished or unfurnished: Which is best?

A big question for many landlords is whether to let furnished or unfurnished? Whether a property is furnished can decide the type of tenant, throw up different types of problems for landlords and bring...




Most tenancies end dispute free reveals My|Deposits

Most tenancies end dispute free reveals My|Deposits

Findings from my|deposits reveal that the majority of tenancies end without any issues over the return of the tenant’s deposit. Last year approximately 99% of my|deposits members returned their tenant’s deposits either in full (60%),...




What a kick start to the new year?

What a kick start to the new year?

2013 has got off to some start with already new regulations coming into effect regarding EPC’s; the Green Deal finance being officially launched as well as Parliament having debated the legal recognition of letting...




Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlords are key market for ECO stallers under Green Deal, experts say: — Energy Saving Trust research shows high private rented sector demand for green measures upgrades — — Solid wall insulation is key...




Court of Appeal to decide whether rent in advance is deposit

Court of Appeal to decide whether rent in advance is deposit

The critical question of whether rent paid in advance is a tenant’s deposit is to be decided by the Court of Appeal. The case of Johnson v Old is due before the Court in March...




Landlords smarten up over EPC ratings

Landlords smarten up over EPC ratings

Landlords have smartened up their act over energy inefficient properties as fewer homes were reported as receiving an EPC rating of F or G, research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents shows. In...




Letting agent fees come under scrutiny in Commons debate

Letting agent fees come under scrutiny in Commons debate

Letting agents’ fees, criminal landlords and longer tenancies all took centre stage in a House of Commons debate yesterday. Labour MPs led by shadow housing minister Jack Dromey called for a clampdown on ‘rip...




Householders still in the dark about the Green Deal

Householders still in the dark about the Green Deal

Only 19% of consumers have heard of the flagship energy efficiency scheme As an agent or landlord are you aware of the Green Deal and are you going to invest your properties to improve...




Baroness ‘could still win her fight to get letting agents recognised in law’

Baroness ‘could still win her fight to get letting agents recognised in law’

Leading figures in the lettings industry remain confident that Baroness Hayter will continue her fight to get letting agents recognised in law as estate agents. Last week, the Government made plain that it would...