Tagged: letting agents

National Landlords Association Issues IMPORTANT Message to Landlords

National Landlords Association Issues IMPORTANT Message to Landlords

On 14th June 2013 Lord Justice Lloyd delivered his judgement on an appeal from the Wandsworth County Court in the case of Superstrike Ltd vs Marino Rodrigues. Since its publication there has been a...




Deposit schemes unite to take legal advice after Superstrike case

Deposit schemes unite to take legal advice after Superstrike case

The latest Court of Appeal ruling could mean that new tenancies have to be created monthly, and tenants’ deposits re-protected every time. It could also mean that deposits which the law now – but...




Landlords see improvement in finance availability

Landlords see improvement in finance availability

The proportion of landlords who think that buy-to-let finance is more freely available is at the highest level since the financial crisis, a survey by Paragon Mortgages has found. The survey of landlord customers...




Shock waves from new Court of Appeal ruling on tenancy deposits

Shock waves from new Court of Appeal ruling on tenancy deposits

A Court of Appeal judgement could have major consequences for the private rented industry, and open landlords up to legal action from tenants because they unwittingly broke the law on tenancy deposit protection. They,...




Landlords still looking to buy

Landlords still looking to buy

Landlords remain keen to buy despite softening tenant demand, research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents has revealed. The research found that Landlord investment in residential property has increased significantly over the past...




New presidents for property bodies

New presidents for property bodies

The National Association of Estate Agents and the Association of Residential Letting Agents have named their new incoming Presidential Team. Jan Hytch from Arnolds Keys LLP has been appointed president of the NAEA, taking...




Shelter bids to get letting agent fees banned by law in England

Shelter bids to get letting agent fees banned by law in England

Shelter has launched its widely-expected campaign to get all letting agent fees charged to tenants banned throughout England. The lobbying organisation wants the practice outlawed by MPs, and in future only landlords charged. The...




Pressure on lenders to cut rental restrictions

Pressure on lenders to cut rental restrictions

David Lawrenson, of private rental consultants www.LettingFocus.com, celebrates a victory after the London Assembly accepts his firm’s evidence on the private rented sector and will be used as a key recommendation. The London Assembly...




New paper on regulation of letting agents published

New paper on regulation of letting agents published

A new research report on the regulation of letting agents has been published, and placed in the House of Commons library. The report, by Wendy Wilson and Catherine Fairbairn, points out that there is...




It’s boom time for buy-to-let, so here’s your homework

It’s boom time for buy-to-let, so here’s your homework

The buy-to-let sector is booming with landlords tempted by lower house prices, rising rents and improved mortgage deals. Homeowners can no longer rely on house prices rising steeply, but with rental yields on the...