Tagged: tenants

Transfer more evictions to High Court says Landlord Action

Transfer more evictions to High Court says Landlord Action

Highlighting delays in obtaining a County Court bailiff appointment once a possession order has been granted, Landlord Action is campaigning to enable more eviction cases to be transferred up to the High Court. The...




Landlords may struggle to secure finance

Landlords may struggle to secure finance

New research has found that despite the availability of 900 buy-to-let products, lack of finance is hindering almost a quarter of landlords in the UK. Research by online letting agent Property Let By Us...




40% of homes sold under Right to Buy scheme now rented privately

40% of homes sold under Right to Buy scheme now rented privately

Research performed by Inside Housing Magazine has shown that almost 40% of former homes sold at a discounted rate under the Government’s Right to Buy scheme are now being let out on the private...




PRS may prove attractive option to housing associations

PRS may prove attractive option to housing associations

Since 1980, an estimated 1.88 million council homes have been sold to tenants under the Right to Buy scheme. The government now intends to extend this scheme to housing association tenants. Although the government...




Communicating with tenants the key to avoiding formal disputes

Communicating with tenants the key to avoiding formal disputes

In the last year 30.1% of notified deposit disputes didn’t proceed to a formal Alternative Dispute Resolution adjudication by the scheme MyDeposits which has been partly attributed to them asking landlords and tenants to communicate first....




South West and Scotland lead on rent rises

South West and Scotland lead on rent rises

Rents rose faster in the South West of England and Scotland than anywhere else in the UK over the three months to July 2015, according to the latest index from HomeLet. The average rent...




Agents improving their management of repairs

Agents improving their management of repairs

A survey undertaken by repair service Fixflo and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) suggests improvements in repair management by agents. The results show that of the three repairs per year that a...




Private rents rising faster than house prices

Private rents rising faster than house prices

For the first time in nearly two years private rents are rising faster than house prices. As rents become less affordable the proportion of people in arrears rose to 8.7% in June from 7.6%...




Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

An analyses of responses to the second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector (PRS) has been published by the Scottish Government. The vast majority of responses came from campaigns such...




Benefits of mid-term property management visits

Benefits of mid-term property management visits

Property Inventory software provider, Infuma Let, has highlighted the benefits of mid-term property inspections. Landlords often face damage at the end of a tenancy, such as cigarette burns, heat damage on polished, wooden furniture...