Tagged: landlords

South West and Scotland lead on rent rises

South West and Scotland lead on rent rises

Rents rose faster in the South West of England and Scotland than anywhere else in the UK over the three months to July 2015, according to the latest index from HomeLet. The average rent...




Agents improving their management of repairs

Agents improving their management of repairs

A survey undertaken by repair service Fixflo and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) suggests improvements in repair management by agents. The results show that of the three repairs per year that a...




Private rents rising faster than house prices

Private rents rising faster than house prices

For the first time in nearly two years private rents are rising faster than house prices. As rents become less affordable the proportion of people in arrears rose to 8.7% in June from 7.6%...




Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

An analyses of responses to the second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector (PRS) has been published by the Scottish Government. The vast majority of responses came from campaigns such...




Benefits of mid-term property management visits

Benefits of mid-term property management visits

Property Inventory software provider, Infuma Let, has highlighted the benefits of mid-term property inspections. Landlords often face damage at the end of a tenancy, such as cigarette burns, heat damage on polished, wooden furniture...




Threat of jail for housing illegal immigrants

Threat of jail for housing illegal immigrants

The government has announced a series of measures to tackle illegal immigration. They will be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill that will require landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants. Landlords...




Britain on verge of ‘rental revolution’

Britain on verge of ‘rental revolution’

A new report to be published on Monday 3rd August suggests that Britain is on the verge of a rental revolution. The report by Addleshaw Goddard states that Build to Rent could bring in...




The effects of the Budget and future of licensing schemes

The effects of the Budget and future of licensing schemes

The start of July saw the first Budget from the Conservative Government and despite pleas to the Chancellor ‘to seize the opportunity to encourage growth in the sector by introducing changes to the tax...




Almost half of tenants don’t attend ‘check-out’

Almost half of tenants don’t attend ‘check-out’

Figures published by the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) show that almost half of tenants in England and Wales do not attend a ‘check-out’ at the end of their tenancy. Of these, almost half claim...




Call to weed out rogue landlords

Call to weed out rogue landlords

Campaigning group, Generation Rent is calling on the the government and local authorities bring rogue landlords to justice. Following a legal battle with the Ministry of Justice to release details of landlord convictions, it...