Tagged: letting agents

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...




Landlord details SHOULD go on Prescribed Information, law firm tells agents

Landlord details SHOULD go on Prescribed Information, law firm tells agents

A leading law firm has said a landlord’s details should be included on Prescribed Information, even where the agent is fully managing the property, to avoid any possible legal problems with tenancy deposits. Linda...




New scheme to make CMP available to all letting agents for first time

New scheme to make CMP available to all letting agents for first time

For the first time, all letting agents will be able to get Client Money Protection, whether or not they are members of a recognised trade body or association. It means that from now on,...




June update on the Private Rented Sector

June update on the Private Rented Sector

Longer tenancies, the potential consequences for the industry of the Superstrike vs Rodrigues case, and of course Shelters launch of its campaign to ban agent fees to tenants.




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...




Shelter confirms it wants change in law to stop agent fees to tenants

Shelter confirms it wants change in law to stop agent fees to tenants

When agent David Baker wrote to Shelter over its campaign to end letting agent fees charged to tenants, he was not expecting a response. However, he got one. And the response confirms that Shelter...




New rent survey issues benchmark buy to let figures

New rent survey issues benchmark buy to let figures

A new rent survey is bidding to give better results for landlords by reporting rents agreed between more than 1,500 private landlords and their tenants. The research targets landlords who belong to the National...




National Landlords Association Issues IMPORTANT Message to Landlords

National Landlords Association Issues IMPORTANT Message to Landlords

On 14th June 2013 Lord Justice Lloyd delivered his judgement on an appeal from the Wandsworth County Court in the case of Superstrike Ltd vs Marino Rodrigues. Since its publication there has been a...




Deposit schemes unite to take legal advice after Superstrike case

Deposit schemes unite to take legal advice after Superstrike case

The latest Court of Appeal ruling could mean that new tenancies have to be created monthly, and tenants’ deposits re-protected every time. It could also mean that deposits which the law now – but...




Landlords see improvement in finance availability

Landlords see improvement in finance availability

The proportion of landlords who think that buy-to-let finance is more freely available is at the highest level since the financial crisis, a survey by Paragon Mortgages has found. The survey of landlord customers...