Tagged: utilities

Nearly half of tenants experience property maintenance issues

Nearly half of tenants experience property maintenance issues

Research by property website easyroommate shows that almost 50% of private tenants have experienced property maintenance issues with their agents or landlords. This is backed up by figures from the tenancy deposit scheme mydeposits...




Landlords providing sub-standard service, claim, but majority of tenants are happy?

Landlords providing sub-standard service, claim, but majority of tenants are happy?

At the start of the month a report by the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, claimed that private landlords are providing a sub-standard service whilst “pocketing £5.6bn in rent on unsafe housing”.  This report however was...




Call for mandatory electrical testing

Call for mandatory electrical testing

Shelter and Electrical Safety First have called for five yearly checks of wiring and other electric fittings to become mandatory. The charities reported that a third of properties fail to meet basic standards and...




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.




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...




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...




Landlords could be Liable for Tenants Water Charges

Landlords could be Liable for Tenants Water Charges

Landlords could be billed for their tenant’s water rates arrears if they fail to advise the utility company of the tenant’s details. This is the outcome of recent changes to the law. Up until...