Tagged: letting agents

Inventory pictures don’t necessarily say 1,000 words, agents warned

Inventory pictures don’t necessarily say 1,000 words, agents warned

Photos and videos need to be backed up with written descriptions and detailed inventories. Too many agents are using digital evidence to replace essential written descriptions in inventories at check-in and check-out, leaving landlords...




New duty for agents to check for legionnaire’s disease

New duty for agents to check for legionnaire’s disease

A new duty has fallen on letting agents and landlords – to carry out risk assessments for legionnaire’s disease, and if necessary, take action. The Health and Safety Executive has released a revised Approved...




Helping agents make the grade

Helping agents make the grade

RentPro rental property management software can assist you with your obligations for protecting clients money, handling tenants deposits, ensuring legal obligations in regards to safety checks are valid, as well as allowing you to keep in...




Experian to include rental payments in credit files

Experian to include rental payments in credit files

This scheme is certainly welcome for those looking to improve their credit rating especially if they are looking to move onto the property ladder in the future.  However for those with missed and late...




Lettings agent complaints up 26%

Lettings agent complaints up 26%

Following another year in which lettings complaints increased, property ombudsman, Christopher Hamer, is renewing his call for standards to be raised across the lettings industry. In 2011, the ombudsman’s office dealt with 7,641 letting...




MPs and peers to examine private rented sector

MPs and peers to examine private rented sector

MPs and Peers will hear about the impact of the recent changes to housing benefit for claimants under the age of 35 along with how local authorities are using new powers to restrict the growth...




The New Green Deal from April 2012

The New Green Deal from April 2012

Every property in the UK is entitled to an interest FREE finance grant to improve the energy efficiency of their property, up to the maximum value of £10,000. From 1st April 2012, a new...




Long-distance lettings dominate private rental sector, says ARLA

Long-distance lettings dominate private rental sector, says ARLA

StockMarketWire.com – A new survey of landlords shows that long-distance lettings dominate parts of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in the UK. Research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) suggests that in Central...




Landlord login accounts

Landlord login accounts

Whether you’re a buy-to-let landlord managing your own properties, or a letting agent managing properties on behalf of multiple landlords, the landlord sits in the centre of the management picture. The property belongs to...