Tagged: tenants

New advertising rules kick in – but are many agents taking notice?

New advertising rules kick in – but are many agents taking notice?

As from last Friday, letting agents should be displaying their up-front, non-refundable charges to tenants on advertising. So are they?




Property price bubble talk is ‘premature’

Property price bubble talk is ‘premature’

Latest analysis from buy-to-let specialist, Assetz, suggests that we are far from the prospect of a ‘property bubble’. In fact, they claim that current healthy buy-to-let yields, especially outside of London and the South...




New Homes Bonus scheme: Why there’s more to property than a home of one’s own

New Homes Bonus scheme: Why there’s more to property than a home of one’s own

It is tragic that the  Coalition shows no commitment to solving the problem Exactly 20 years ago a Tory government introduced its widely-trumpeted Rent into Mortgage scheme, in an attempt to revive the Right...




October round up of the private rented sector

October round up of the private rented sector

Regulation Proposed regulation of the private rented sector has been ongoing this month.  Building on announcements at the Conservative Party conference, Eric Pickles “plans include forcing letting agents to join a redress scheme allowing...




Badly drafted Immigration Bill will have to be amended, minister concedes

Badly drafted Immigration Bill will have to be amended, minister concedes

The Immigration Bill has been so badly drafted that it would have allowed legalised squatting. Clause 17 of the Bill, as it stands, makes it impossible for landlords who have breached the requirement to...




Landlords in the UK urged to prepare for impact of recovering property market

Landlords in the UK urged to prepare for impact of recovering property market

Landlords in the UK are being urged to ensure that their business strategy is robust enough to withstand the impact of a recovering property market and a potential forthcoming rise in interest rates. According...




Help to Buy mortgages set to be 30% more expensive than renting

Help to Buy mortgages set to be 30% more expensive than renting

I have already written about my concerns about the cost of Help to Buy and whether it will actually work out as cost effective, especially for first time buyers. But now I am able...




The accidental landlord: using Google to access potential tenants

The accidental landlord: using Google to access potential tenants

Victoria Whitlock finds Google a more useful tool than credit checks when it comes to assessing a would-be tenant Google your own name and, unless you’re so vain you do it all the time,...




Landlords face £188m in tenant immigration check costs

Landlords face £188m in tenant immigration check costs

Landlords could face extra costs of up to £188m over the next ten years if laws requiring them to check tenants’ immigration status come into force. According to the government’s impact assessment, the cost...