Tagged: landlords

New rules start for advertising private rented homes

New rules start for advertising private rented homes

Private landlords and letting agents must follow new rules about publishing energy ratings on advertising for rented homes. From January 9, 2013, all advertising in online or print should include the rented home’s rating...




Have your say in the Government inquiry into the private rented sector

Have your say in the Government inquiry into the private rented sector

A quick reminder that the Government is conducting an inquiry into the private rented sector – and in view of the various lobbying attempts now under way, it seems important that letting agents in...




Landlords could be Liable for Tenants Water Charges

Landlords could be Liable for Tenants Water Charges

Landlords could be billed for their tenant’s water rates arrears if they fail to advise the utility company of the tenant’s details. This is the outcome of recent changes to the law. Up until...




Tenancy Deposit Protection Deadline for Scottish Landlords

Tenancy Deposit Protection Deadline for Scottish Landlords

Do you let out a property in Scotland? The deadline for protecting your tenancy deposits is Tuesday the 13th of November 2012. Not only must you be registered with the appropriate local authority and transfer existing...




Green Deal Legal Framework is in place

Green Deal Legal Framework is in place

Since 1 October 2012 authorised Green Deal assessors and providers can offer ‘whole house’ property assessments and discuss packages of improvements with householders. From 28 January 2013 Green Deal finance plans may be agreed....




Shelter’s 5-year tenancies – what other research says

Shelter’s 5-year tenancies – what other research says

Housing charity Shelter is stirring up a fuss in the private rental sector with a call for five-year tenancies for buy to let properties. At the nub of the debate is Shelter wants more...




Lettings agents need more effective regulation

Lettings agents need more effective regulation

Now that the private rented sector is the second largest tenure in the market, it’s time to make agencies more transparent. One in four people in Britain feel they have been charged unfair fees by...




The Montague Report: Addressing Issues in the UK Housing Market

The Montague Report: Addressing Issues in the UK Housing Market

Last month, Sir Adrian Montague published his long-awaited review of the investment market in the private rented sector (PRS) in the UK. The report assessed the barriers to investment and made recommendations to help improve...




Landlords positive about student lets

Landlords positive about student lets

As thousands of students prepare to fly the nest this autumn and head to university, private landlords are preparing for one of their busiest periods. A recent survey by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages,...