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BTL landlords face insurance hike

BTL landlords face insurance hike

Landlords have been dealt a blow recently with the revelation that rented properties could be excluded from the Government’s flood insurance subsidy fund, which could leave them facing significant increases on their insurance premiums.




Most tenants believe rent is ‘value for money’

Most tenants believe rent is ‘value for money’

Rents may have increased significantly in recent years and wages have, in the main, failed to keep up. Nonetheless, according to new research from the National Landlords Association, most tenants say their rent provides...




Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Brokers say a recent Court of Appeal ruling on standard rental agreements provides clarity and will help avoid costly legal battles. The case related to tenant Miss Taylor, who took out an assured shorthold...




Four in five PRS landlords unwilling to rent to benefit claimants

Four in five PRS landlords unwilling to rent to benefit claimants

Nearly four in five landlords are unwilling to rent to tenants on housing benefit, a survey has revealed. Just 18 per cent of landlords had tenants with housing benefit in one or more of...




First UK real estate data for 2014 suggests a record start to the year

First UK real estate data for 2014 suggests a record start to the year

Well if ever there was confirmation of the recovery in the UK’s residential property market it is the first data covering 2014 which suggest this year will be a strong one. The first index...




Rent increase slowed in 2013

Rent increase slowed in 2013

Annual rent rises have halved over the course of 2013, the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL has revealed. Average rents across England and Wales have risen 1.5% in the past year, to stand at...




Avoid a stormy tenancy

Avoid a stormy tenancy

Following the UK’s recent bad weather ARLA is reminding tenants to be aware of who is responsible for what in the event of damage to a rented property. Storm damage, power cuts and flooding...




Don’t leave generation rent behind warns CBI

Don’t leave generation rent behind warns CBI

A generation of renters could be left behind as the housing debate focuses on home ownership warned the CBI, as it called for action to boost investment in the rental sector. By 2018, 1...




Landlords Slammed For Failing On Repairs

Landlords Slammed For Failing On Repairs

A trade body claims a quarter of a million private tenants are withholding rent from landlords who fail to make essential repairs to their properties. The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks claims research shows...




Landlords confident for year ahead

Landlords confident for year ahead

Confidence among landlords remains at a record high, with research from Paragon Mortgages finding that 33% expect the value of their portfolios to increase in 2014 while over a fifth plan to buy more buy-to-let...