Tagged: maintenance

Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

It is good news that the UK government is going ahead with its Tenants Charter that will better protect renters from the worst excesses of rogue landlords and lettings agents and it is much...




Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Select Committee Inquiry into the UK Private Rented Housing Sector July 2013 The (DCLG) Communities and Local Government Committee last year (2012) decided to conduct an inquiry into the private rented housing sector. The Committee...




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...




Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Residential investors and landlords in the UK are not factoring in the costs of owning a buy to let property with a contingency fund and this is leading to an upward trend in repossessions,...




London landlords spending up to £8k a year

London landlords spending up to £8k a year

Landlords in London could be spending over £8k a year to let their property, research from BDRC Continental reveals. Maintenance, insurance, professional service fees and other running costs can amount to over £8,000 every year...




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...




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...




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...




Green Deal Legal Framework is in place

Green Deal Legal Framework is in place

Since 1 October 2012 authorised Green Deal assessors and providers can offer ‘whole house’ property assessments and discuss packages of improvements with householders. From 28 January 2013 Green Deal finance plans may be agreed....