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Regulation for deposits in Scotland

Regulation for deposits in Scotland

Tenancy Deposit Protection became mandatory in Scotland yesterday. The law affects everyone who rents or rents out a property, whether they are landlord or tenant. It was passed by the Scottish Government last year,...




It’s a good time to be buying more investment property

It’s a good time to be buying more investment property

Figures are good for buyers making their first investment or for current buy-to-let investors. Although the news is filled with property woes at the moment, with the UK economy being in some turmoil in...




Guaranteed rents

Guaranteed rents

A guaranteed rent scheme affords a landlord peace of mind in the knowledge that they will receive a fixed monthly income from their letting agent even if their property is vacant, or rents have...




Cost of borrowing set to rise for home-owners

Cost of borrowing set to rise for home-owners

With both those with a small deposit and first time buyers set to be affected by the increase in the cost of borrowing, it looks like more people will be renting and for potentially...




Tribunal stokes row over the cost of heating a rented home

Tribunal stokes row over the cost of heating a rented home

Landlords need to switch on to a new tribunal ruling that orders them to make sure heating in rented homes is affordable for tenants. Liverpool City Council won a case on appeal before the...




Rental yields and tenant demand keep growing

Rental yields and tenant demand keep growing

The average yield on rental property increased from 6.1% in the first quarter of the year to 6.5% in the second, according to the latest Private Rental Sector Trends Survey commissioned by buy-to-let lender...




Nearly 50% of tenants outright winners with Mydeposits

Nearly 50% of tenants outright winners with Mydeposits

Disputes about tenancy deposits are raised almost equally by both sides: 48% of disputes are raised by landlords or their agents, and 51% by tenants. But tenants stand a better chance of winning all...




Landlords Must Minimise Risk of Tenants Falling Into Rental Arrears

Landlords Must Minimise Risk of Tenants Falling Into Rental Arrears

As research reveals that the number of tenants seeking help with rent arrears, affordable property developer FreshStart Living reveal 10 steps for landlords and buy to let property investors to take to lower the risks involved with late...




Rents rise for second consecutive month, while rental arrears where down from April

Rents rise for second consecutive month, while rental arrears where down from April

Rental prices in London rose to record levels during May, according to the latest LSL Buy-to-Let Index. Properties in the capital now command an average monthly rental cost of £1,038, a figure that was...




Bedroom tax ‘could force thousands into private rented sector’

Bedroom tax ‘could force thousands into private rented sector’

Housing associations in the North-East of England are warning that they do not have enough smaller homes for thousands of tenants who will be displaced by the new ‘bedroom tax’. They say that up...