Tagged: letting agents

Where next for residential investment?

Where next for residential investment?

The appetite for investing in residential is the strongest it has been for decades.  This appetite is translating into a growing volume of deals.  Not just new investment in fully let private rental portfolios but sale...




UK housing minister reaffirms commitment to bigger private property rental sector

UK housing minister reaffirms commitment to bigger private property rental sector

The UK government is taking major steps to encourage a bigger and better private rented property sector and has announced a raft of new measures. A Private Rented Sector taskforce has been set up...




Councils must gain more power to raise standards in the private rented sector

Councils must gain more power to raise standards in the private rented sector

Local authorities should enforce private rented sector standards yet lack funds to do so. Expanding selective licensing can fix this. Under the Housing Act 2004, the powers and responsibilities for dealing with unacceptably poor standards in...




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...