Tagged: maintenance

NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

A social media campaign against the introduction of Selective Licensing in certain parts of England has been launched by the National Landlords Association. The NLA said more councils were bringing forward Selective Licensing schemes...




Avoid a stormy tenancy

Avoid a stormy tenancy

Following the UK’s recent bad weather ARLA is reminding tenants to be aware of who is responsible for what in the event of damage to a rented property. Storm damage, power cuts and flooding...




Landlords Slammed For Failing On Repairs

Landlords Slammed For Failing On Repairs

A trade body claims a quarter of a million private tenants are withholding rent from landlords who fail to make essential repairs to their properties. The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks claims research shows...




AUTUMN STATEMENT 2013: ECONOMY ON THE UP BUT AUSTERITY NOT AT AN END YET

AUTUMN STATEMENT 2013: ECONOMY ON THE UP BUT AUSTERITY NOT AT AN END YET

In his Autumn Statement, George Osborne confirmed that, after five fraught years, the British economy is finally inching closer to sustained growth. However, the Chancellor warned that the days of austerity are not yet...




Warning to accidental landlords to make sure their property meets safety regs

Warning to accidental landlords to make sure their property meets safety regs

Many accidental landlords in the UK who have rented out their homes as they have been unable to sell during the economic downturn are simply not fulfilling their legal duties to maintain their rental...




November round up of the private rented sector

November round up of the private rented sector

Through the year there has been continuous calls from various bodies for regulation of letting agents, and this month is no different with Arla calling on the Chancellor to regulate agents working in the expanding...




Buy-to-let investors enjoy £5bn ‘subsidy’

Buy-to-let investors enjoy £5bn ‘subsidy’

New figures showing landlords’ tax breaks leads to calls for tougher legislation. Over one million landlords claim annual tax breaks on their investment properties each year, citing tax-deductible costs totalling £13bn. These are legitimate...




Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

It is good news that the UK government is going ahead with its Tenants Charter that will better protect renters from the worst excesses of rogue landlords and lettings agents and it is much...