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Court of Appeal rules on tenancy deposit case

Court of Appeal rules on tenancy deposit case

Long-standing tenancies could be impacted by a new Court of Appeal decision. Although tenancy deposit regulations do not require landlords to protect deposits taken before April 2007 the court ruled that the Housing Act...




Most landlords not confident completing immigration checks

Most landlords not confident completing immigration checks

New research shows that 93% of landlords are far from happy as the immigration check scheme pilots in the West Midlands this month. With the scheme due to go national next year, nine out...




Landlords expect rents to rise and tenant demand to continue but have found it harder to access mortgage finance

Landlords expect rents to rise and tenant demand to continue but have found it harder to access mortgage finance

According to a sentiment survey of more than 1,100 landlords conducted by Your Move and Reeds Rains,  landlords estimate that rents will increase by 1.8% in the next twelve months which is lower than the...




MPs urge caution over introduction of revenge eviction legislation

MPs urge caution over introduction of revenge eviction legislation

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector has warned the Government not to resurrect plans to ban “revenge evictions” until it has done its homework. The group says that it heard a...




Rent up 8.3pc in November

Rent up 8.3pc in November

Nine out of 12 UK regions have recorded higher rental prices in November 2014 compared to the same month last year, even accounting for a 0.6% decrease in UK average rental prices since October...




Government gives go ahead for £3.5bn private rented homes deal

Government gives go ahead for £3.5bn private rented homes deal

The UK housing minister Brandon Lewis has signed off on a new deal unlocking £3.5bn in funding to help build homes in the private rented sector. The scheme enables landlords of new, rented homes...




Over 1/3 of disputes settled without the help of the legal system

Over 1/3 of disputes settled without the help of the legal system

A new report conducted by My Property Inventories, revealed that in the last year, only 10% of landlords have been involved in a tenant dispute.  Of those, 66% opted to settle the dispute in court,...




Claims of chaos in tenancy eviction process

Claims of chaos in tenancy eviction process

Landlord Action claims that the tenancy eviction process is in utter chaos. Reported problems with the county court system include lost files, year long delays and basic admin errors. These are resulting in some...




Winter-proof your BTL property

Winter-proof your BTL property

With the first cold snap upon us it is time to think about winter-proofing your property.  Valerie Bannister, President of ARLA, says “Maintaining property in the winter is important; not only to reduce the...




Parliament to see return of anti-evictions measure

Parliament to see return of anti-evictions measure

Four members of the House of Lords plan to re-introduce a bill to ban revenge evictions that was defeated in the Commons last week. The defeat was procedural, with two Tory MPs talking out...