Tagged: tenant reference

Unscrupulous letting agents are ‘double dipping’

Unscrupulous letting agents are ‘double dipping’

Research published by Direct Line for Business has found evidence of both landlords and tenants being charges for the same service, such as tenant referencing and contract extensions which only amounted to a change...




Landlords fail to research prior to investing

Landlords fail to research prior to investing

Research conduced by Platinum Property Partners shows that many buy-to-let investors carry out no or little research before making property purchases. Such news is surprising given that the value of the average property portfolio...




New immigration legislation worries landlords

New immigration legislation worries landlords

80% of landlords are worried about the new immigration legislation which comes into force in October 2014. These are the findings of a study conducted by The Online Letting Agents. Such worries could lead...




PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

Generation Rent has released a renter’s manifesto – and is now asking for people’s views and additional proposals as well as suggestions for other solutions.




Tenant immigration checks mandatory from October

Tenant immigration checks mandatory from October

The checking of prospective tenants’ immigration status by landlords and agents is set to become mandatory in October. Landlords – or their agents – will have to request to see at least one document...




Labour’s proposed ban on agent fees defeated…. for the time being

Labour’s proposed ban on agent fees defeated…. for the time being

The ban on fees charged to tenants by letting agents, proposed by Labour, was yesterday defeated in the House of Commons. It is however, likely to resurface should Labour win next year’s general election.




Sound, social policy, or simply a strategy to win votes?

Sound, social policy, or simply a strategy to win votes?

The Residential Landlords Association says that Labour’s plans to abolish fees paid by tenants to letting agents are political posturing and are not based on sound, evidence-based policy. They suggest that the only way...




2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

Looking back on the newsletter that I wrote this time last year, many of the topics are still being discussed such as regulation of the industry.  Predictions of rents rising and increased demand have...




UK landlords warned over perils of identity theft

UK landlords warned over perils of identity theft

Landlords in the UK are being warned to be aware of and protect themselves from identity fraud which is on the increase with an estimated four million victims. Recent data shows the UK’s top...