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Most inventories ‘would not stand up in court’

Most inventories ‘would not stand up in court’

Always insure a comprehensive inventory is carried out with dated photos and insure the tenant signs such and is given a copy to aid any potential disputes on check out. The majority of the...




Not all parts of the UK likely to see surge in rents, index reveals

Not all parts of the UK likely to see surge in rents, index reveals

A realistic approach to rents will encourage good tenants to stay or reduce the void period between tenants. A realistic approach to rents is vital in the year ahead in the UK market as...




Rent rises in most areas ‘not living up to the hype’

Rent rises in most areas ‘not living up to the hype’

Good news for tenants Despite much hype, rental levels in many regions are still not back up to those of 2008. The claim has come from Belvoir managing director Dorian Gonsalves, whose firm has...




Double-digit buy-to-let returns are back

Double-digit buy-to-let returns are back

An article in yesterday’s Sunday Times reports that in parts of London landlords have been able to return double-digit yields. During December, the property portal findaproperty.com found that gross rental yields in Greenwich topped 10.4%....




Are your landlords and tenants prepared for this cold snap?

Are your landlords and tenants prepared for this cold snap?

With winter appearing in full force this week, memories of last year’s record-breaking sub-zero temperatures are resurfacing, and with them the nightmares of burst pipes and other resultant property damage. This damage is bad...




Tenants Feel the Pinch as Housing Benefit Cuts Come into Effect

Tenants Feel the Pinch as Housing Benefit Cuts Come into Effect

When it comes to housing benefits the long term needs to be looked at. Existing tenants will start to feel the pinch this month as their benefits are reduced by an average of £83...




Comparing Tenancy Deposit Protection Costs for Landlords

Comparing Tenancy Deposit Protection Costs for Landlords

Fantastic table of comparison on the various tenancy deposit protection schemes from Property 118 As a new tenancy deposit protection scheme opens for business, some landlords may be confused over the costs and benefits...




Oxford licensing of all HMOs is ‘draconian’, says agent

Oxford licensing of all HMOs is ‘draconian’, says agent

Prediction’s for 2012 have included that student accommodation will remain one of the UK’s best property investments and that there will be an increase in landlords renting out single rooms so what effect will the licensing...




The 95% mortgage is back

The 95% mortgage is back

No need to worry though that this will have a significant impact on the current rental market as you need to have a “squeaky clean credit record” to get through. After years struggling to...