Tagged: tenancies

Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Licensing for all HMOs was introduced from October 2000 to try and improve standards in the sector, in terms of both physical accommodation and the management of tenancy issues. However, many landlords are risking...




Discover a way to serve a section 21 notice faster, less expensive and with greater security

Discover a way to serve a section 21 notice faster, less expensive and with greater security

RentPro has been partnered with Mailsoft Solutions for some time now and currently provides two services through RentPro: Registered Emails and Electronic Signatures, of which we explain in more details the benefits of these services...




Scottish private rental market ‘lacking supply’

Scottish private rental market ‘lacking supply’

According to a report, from The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), 43% of people looking to rent in the past five years had found it “quite difficult” or “very difficult” to find a suitable property....




2015 the year of the Goat

2015 the year of the Goat

With one month almost gone in 2015 already and new years resolutions most likely made and broken, why not take the time now to reflect on how RentPro can make your time more productive....




Landlords face a hike in eviction costs for a second successive year under government proposals

Landlords face a hike in eviction costs for a second successive year under government proposals

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is, until 27 February, consulting on raising the fee for possession claims in the County Court by £75 per claim – as part of a plan to save the department £55m...




Longer tenancies could result in more tenant disputes

Longer tenancies could result in more tenant disputes

My Property Inventories, an inventory service provider, has suggested that longer tenancies in the private rental sector may result in additional costs to letting agents and landlords due to an increase in the number...




Residential Landlords’ Association launches election manifesto

Residential Landlords’ Association launches election manifesto

As thoughts turn towards May’s general election in the UK, the Residential Landlords’ Association has detailed its own manifesto. Recommendations for any future government include enforcement of powers to tackle criminal operators who bring...




‘Silver landlords’ trend set to continue in 2015

‘Silver landlords’ trend set to continue in 2015

The Mistoria Group research revealed that there was more than a 20% increase in silver landlords buying student property last year.   In April, when the new pension rules are introduced it is estimated...




Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has joined many voices opposing the concept of rent controls, which many people feel may be the end result of proposals being put forward by the SNP-led government in...




Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Trade body Letscotland in response to the Scottish government’s consultation on a new tenancy regime for the country, has voiced its opinion that it is strongly opposed to government plans to introduce rent controls and...