Tagged: letting agents

Fast track evictions for nuisance tenants

Fast track evictions for nuisance tenants

From today, new powers introduced in the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will give landlords the means to evict problem tenants more swiftly. The fast-track process will take into consideration previous...




Parliamentary inquiry into retaliatory evictions

Parliamentary inquiry into retaliatory evictions

Retaliatory evictions are to be investigated by the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector. Such evictions occur when a landlord serves notice on a tenant to the leave their home as...




North South divide on rents deepens

North South divide on rents deepens

Overall rents in the UK may have increased by £66 per month in a yearly comparison to reach £1,034 per month.  However, where as the South East of England, East Anglia and Scotland have seen advertised...




Some landlords unrealistic at end of tenancies

Some landlords unrealistic at end of tenancies

The latest findings from the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) show that some landlords and letting agencies are still pushing for ‘Betterment’ at the end of tenancies. Simply put, the betterment principle means...




September see’s ease in rent prices

September see’s ease in rent prices

The latest figures from the HomeLet Rental Index show that twice as many regions in the UK saw rental price falls than those recording an increase in rental prices in September,  taking the average monthly price to...




Advertising Tenancy Fees

Advertising Tenancy Fees

As you may be aware, recent new guidance from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA, previously the Office of Fair Trading) and agreed with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), states that all rental property...




Landlords dispute Shelter’s claims regarding revenge evictions

Landlords dispute Shelter’s claims regarding revenge evictions

According to the Residential Landlords Association, the number of private sector tenants evicted has fallen over the past year. According to the most recent English Housing Survey just 7% of tenants that have moved...




10% renters suffer ill health due to state of property

10% renters suffer ill health due to state of property

Research from a YouGov survey has revealed that 10 per cent of 4,544 private renters in England have suffered ill health in the past 12 months because their private rented housing was of a...




Buy-to-let not to blame for housing crisis

Buy-to-let not to blame for housing crisis

Two market experts, David Whittaker and Ying Tan of Mortgages for Business and The Buy to Let Business respectively, said that buy-to-let is providing a market service and not contributing to the UK’s lack...




Trading Standards authorities actively searching for non-compliant letting agents

Trading Standards authorities actively searching for non-compliant letting agents

Letting agents are being warned that they face possible prosecution if they have not joined one of the compulsory redress schemes. Fines of up to £5,000 can be imposed on non-compliant letting agents. The...