Tagged: arrears

Rise in severe rental arrears give private residential landlords a tough time

Rise in severe rental arrears give private residential landlords a tough time

The number of private sector tenants in England and Wales with severe rental arrears has increased by 3.3% on a quarterly basis despite wider improvements in tenant finance, according to the latest research. The...




Number of court claims for unpaid rent rises in the UK

Number of court claims for unpaid rent rises in the UK

The number of claims for possession by landlords in the UK is up a further 12% on average, with significant increases in some parts of England and Wales, according to the government’s latest Court...




Rent arrears top concerns about accepting benefit tenants

Rent arrears top concerns about accepting benefit tenants

Six in ten landlords and agents are concerned about receiving rent if they accept housing benefit tenants. A new survey of 500 landlords and agents by website Dssmove found that rent apart, most landlords...




Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Residential investors and landlords in the UK are not factoring in the costs of owning a buy to let property with a contingency fund and this is leading to an upward trend in repossessions,...




One in three unable to pay rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job

One in three unable to pay rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job

A new YouGov survey of 2,000 working adults for Shelter suggests that 35 per cent of people do not have enough savings to cover their mortgage or rent for more than a month if...




Buy-to-let landlords warned of rise in ‘severe arrears’

Buy-to-let landlords warned of rise in ‘severe arrears’

Tenants are struggling with rising rents, leading to a record number of evictions. Buy-to-let landlords are being warned of a rise in the number of UK tenants in “severe arrears”. The Tenant Arrears Tracker,...




Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Void periods in the private rental sector have fallen to their lowest average level in over a year according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA).




Homeowners see finances improve as tenants in the private rental sector saw a sharp deterioration in their budgets

Homeowners see finances improve as tenants in the private rental sector saw a sharp deterioration in their budgets

Homeowners reported improvements to their finances in January – as tenants in the private rental sector saw a sharp deterioration in their budgets, research found. Nearly four in 10 (39%) Britons believe their finances...




Rental arrears don’t have to be terminal for landlords

Rental arrears don’t have to be terminal for landlords

As any brokers who specialise in buy-to-let know, tenant arrears can be a financial fly in the ointment for landlords. At best, they hinder a landlord’s cash flow in the short-term. At worst, they...




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...