Tagged: landlords

Stop dodging issue on regulation, Ombudsman tells ministers

Stop dodging issue on regulation, Ombudsman tells ministers

Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer has reiterated his call for some form of regulation of letting agents. He said that ‘realistically’, legislation is the only option, and called on the Government to stop dodging the...




Green Deal warning for buy-to-let landlords

Green Deal warning for buy-to-let landlords

Buy-to-let investors will be forced to make their properties more energy-efficient or stop renting them out. One in 10 buy-to-let homes will be unlettable in five years’ time unless landlords take steps to improve...




London’s renters need protection from greedy agents and rogue landlords

London’s renters need protection from greedy agents and rogue landlords

Four in 10 London households will be renting by 2020, a new forecast shows. Among the findings of a select committee of MPs, the Government has just been told that London’s “Generation Rent” is...




PropertyLive – not quite dead.

PropertyLive – not quite dead.

PropertyLive, the critically ill property portal is on a life support machine while a ‘cure’ is sought. Mark Hayward (below), Managing Director of the NAEA, said, “While the decision to cease PropertyLive operations at...




Letting agent fees under fire in new OFT report

Letting agent fees under fire in new OFT report

Standards must be raised across the private rented sector to make the market work better for tenants, the Office of Fair Trading has said. The OFT … published its report into the private lettings...




Rental and buy-to-let still booming

Rental and buy-to-let still booming

There is predicted to be an increase in property investors planning on buying more residential property, and with this in mind we expect that the property investment industry will continue to flourish in 2013.




Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Northern Ireland

Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Northern Ireland

Tenancy Deposits from 1st April 2013 must be protected in a tenancy deposit scheme What is a tenancy deposit? A tenancy deposit is a sum of money which a landlord may ask a tenant...




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%),...