Tagged: repairs

Shelter ‘playing to people’s fears’

Shelter ‘playing to people’s fears’

The Residential Landlords Association has recently accused Shelter of ‘playing to people’s fears’  and warned that public policy must not be based on the opinions of problems which could be distorted. Rather than playing to...




Retaliatory eviction law considered by government

Retaliatory eviction law considered by government

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is considering introducing legislation to outlaw ‘retaliatory eviction’ of tenants who complain to their landlords about poor housing conditions. Jonathan Bramhall of the DCLG’s private sector...




30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

Landlord Action says tackling ‘retaliatory eviction’ needs more resource to guarantee accuracy. Landlord Action’s latest figures show a 30% rise in claims for possession under Section 21 over the last six months, raising concerns...




UK interest rate rises could affect buy to let landlord expansion, it is claimed

UK interest rate rises could affect buy to let landlord expansion, it is claimed

UK landlords are being advised to be cautious when considering expanding their buy to let portfolios due to a risk that interest rates could rise sooner than expected. With unemployment down and wage growth...




Rents up, Voids Down and Green is Good

Rents up, Voids Down and Green is Good

Build to Rent At the beginning of the month a report from non-profit company Million Homes, Million Lives, claimed that ‘Half of Britain could be renting within 30 years’, and called for changes to encourage...




BTL landlords face insurance hike

BTL landlords face insurance hike

Landlords have been dealt a blow recently with the revelation that rented properties could be excluded from the Government’s flood insurance subsidy fund, which could leave them facing significant increases on their insurance premiums.




Landlords Slammed For Failing On Repairs

Landlords Slammed For Failing On Repairs

A trade body claims a quarter of a million private tenants are withholding rent from landlords who fail to make essential repairs to their properties. The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks claims research shows...