Tagged: legal requirements

Lettings agents need more effective regulation

Lettings agents need more effective regulation

Now that the private rented sector is the second largest tenure in the market, it’s time to make agencies more transparent. One in four people in Britain feel they have been charged unfair fees by...




Rental arrears don’t have to be terminal for landlords

Rental arrears don’t have to be terminal for landlords

As any brokers who specialise in buy-to-let know, tenant arrears can be a financial fly in the ointment for landlords. At best, they hinder a landlord’s cash flow in the short-term. At worst, they...




Labour launches review into private rented sector

Labour launches review into private rented sector

Labour is launching a policy review into the private rented sector focusing on letting agents and landlords. It says the aim of the consultation is to stop irresponsible agents operating and end the scandal...




Council landlord prosecuted over gas safety certificates failure

Council landlord prosecuted over gas safety certificates failure

A local council neglected to carry out annual gas safety checks on properties used to house its tenants. As a result, the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has been hit with a penalty...




Scotland Due to Launch First Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Scotland Due to Launch First Tenancy Deposit Scheme

July 2nd will see the launch of Scotland’s very first Tenancy Deposit Scheme requiring all tenant deposits to be secured with a Government approved custodial scheme. The regulations to provide these deposit schemes became...




Wales set to introduce licences for private landlords

Wales set to introduce licences for private landlords

Cardiff assembly to vote on proposed reforms that would mean only accredited homeowners could let their properties. Private landlords would have to obtain a licence before letting out homes under reforms being proposed by...




The Law Regarding Dilapidations

The Law Regarding Dilapidations

Dilapidations are the repairs for which the tenant is responsible for carrying out before vacating their rented property. However, few tenants living in rented accommodation will be aware of the law regarding Dilapidations or...




Buy-to-let at risk as tenants demand to see mortgage permission

Buy-to-let at risk as tenants demand to see mortgage permission

Tenants are increasingly asking to see the landlord’s permission from the mortgage lender to allow a residential property to be let.  This is a particular problem for ‘amateur’ landlords – for example, those who choose to let their...




Getting the Most Out of Your Rented Property

Getting the Most Out of Your Rented Property

RentPro property management software helps you to keep track of maintenance and with its alerts ensures that regular safety checks and inspections are not overlooked. In the current economic climate, buy-to-let properties are an increasingly...




Better protection for private tenants promised

Better protection for private tenants promised

The Scottish Government has promised better protection and improved services for more than 270,000 private sector tenants. A consultation launched by housing minister Keith Brown yesterday will help deal with rogue landlords by creating...