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Top cause of complaint for UK tenants are faulty boilers

Top cause of complaint for UK tenants are faulty boilers

A new survey conducted by online letting agent PropertyLetByUs, revealed that nearly a third of tenants suffered from a lack of hot water and/or heating at some time during their tenancy.  The second most common...




Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

The Residential Landlords Association is calling on Landlords to lobby MPs to tell them about nightmare tenants. This is part of a plan to debunk what it calls the myth of revenge evictions. Liberal...




Parliamentary inquiry into retaliatory evictions

Parliamentary inquiry into retaliatory evictions

Retaliatory evictions are to be investigated by the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector. Such evictions occur when a landlord serves notice on a tenant to the leave their home as...




Rise in Britons giving up on home ownership

Rise in Britons giving up on home ownership

The number of British tenants who never expect to own their own home as risen from 12% three years ago to 18%. Even for those that still aspire to buying a property, almost half...




Official code on lettings published

Official code on lettings published

Endorsed and commissioned by the UK Government, a new code has been published for the private rented sector. While parts of the code relate to mandatory legislation, most of the code sets out a...




Green Deal shambles could result in empty properties

Green Deal shambles could result in empty properties

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has called for an extension to the deadline for rented properties to reach minimum energy efficiency standards after the difficulties experienced in introducing Green Deal finance into the sector....




Banning of rental properties with low EPC ratings moves a step closer

Banning of rental properties with low EPC ratings moves a step closer

A new consultation has been launched which states that that minimum standard for all rental properties will be an EPC rating of E. If implemented it will not be possible to rent properties that...




New survey reveals that half of tenants feel ripped off

New survey reveals that half of tenants feel ripped off

A new survey conducted by Ocean Finance has revealed that half of tenants in the UK feel that they have been ripped off by either a private sector landlord or letting agent. The main...




Good communication is key to a successful tenancy

Good communication is key to a successful tenancy

To prevent disputes arising and to raise the standard of living conditions good communication between tenants and landlords / agents is essential. This advice from Landlord Assist comes in the wake of reports that...