Tagged: tenants

Call for help with immigration checks on tenants made by agents and landlords

Call for help with immigration checks on tenants made by agents and landlords

Letting agents and landlords have made 636 enquiries since 1st December to a helpline set up by the Home Office to advise on immigration checks on tenants. Of these enquiries, 258 have originated from...




Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

The latest Generation Report from Halifax shows that the number of first time buyers in 2014 was at its highest level for seven years. Further analysis of the report however shows a disconnect between...




Buy-to-let investors in North East least confident

Buy-to-let investors in North East least confident

Research from Emerging Property has found that buy-to-let landlords in the North East of England are the least confident in the market with only 21% believing that it will continue to grow. London on...




Mandatory electrical safety checks excluded from DCLG review

Mandatory electrical safety checks excluded from DCLG review

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s housing standard review has excluded mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. This is despite the fact that the department has taken positive action on...




Agents warned over change in evictions law

Agents warned over change in evictions law

The new deregulation act will have major impacts on landlords, agents and tenants. From October tenants will be able to protect themselves from eviction by making a complaint about a property’s state of repair....




Private renting reforms proposed by Scottish government

Private renting reforms proposed by Scottish government

Under proposals recently announced by the Scottish government private tenancy laws will be reformed to protect renters from short-notice evictions. The consultation process will include a review of the controversial ‘no-fault’ repossession clause. This...




Ban of letting agency fees requires further research says MPs

Ban of letting agency fees requires further research says MPs

According to an influential group of MPs the next government should assess the possible impact on the private rented sector before making any decision either to implement, or rule out, a ban on letting...




ARLA backs government curb on outbreak of landlord licensing schemes

ARLA backs government curb on outbreak of landlord licensing schemes

The Association of Residential Letting Agents has thrown its weight behind a bid by the government to curb the outbreak of landlord licensing schemes introduced by councils across Britain – the schemes which ARLA...




Void periods continue to fall

Void periods continue to fall

Paragon Mortgages has surveyed a panel of landlord customers for 13 years, and the average void period reported in Q1 2015 – 2.4 weeks – is the lowest since the survey began. In the...




No detail as yet on government’s sub-letting proposal

No detail as yet on government’s sub-letting proposal

The small print of this week’s UK budget contained a proposal to provide tenants with the right to sub-let their properties. The Department of Communities and Local Government has indicated that it is not...