Articles about Landlord

Licencing of landlords on the rise

Mon 30 Jan 2017

The standard belief that landlords simply buy properties and let them out to people in exchange for rent payments seems fairly simple. It’s not. The number of pieces of legislation now associated with letting out a property has increased exponentially over the last decade to over 140.

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No passport? No rent

Mon 28 Nov 2016

Under the new Right to Rent Scheme that was introduced in England earlier this year, Britons without a passport are finding it increasingly difficult to rent a property. Due to the new immigration checks that have to be completed under the

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Do landlords believe the government is anti investor?

Wed 16 Nov 2016

92% of landlords believe that the Government is ‘anti-landlord’, according to a recent survey. From the 783 landlords from across the nation that took part in the research, the overwhelming feeling seemed to be one of anger,

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One in seven tenants in breach of tenancy agreement

Sun 16 Oct 2016

According to recent research carried out by Direct Line, one in seven renters have broken the terms set out in their tenancy contracts. Whilst the majority of tenants, 65%, obeyed the rules set out in their rental agreements

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Do you live in a 'happy' place?

Mon 19 Sep 2016

Leigh-on-Sea has earned itself the title of the happiest place to live in Britain, according to Rightmove’s annual ‘Happy at Home’ Index, thanks to a strong community spirit and sense of belonging, good access to sports and arts activities.

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The different profiles of today's tenant

Tue 06 Sep 2016

In the UK currently there are around 4.5 million renters in the Private Rented Sector, a number expected to rise to around 6 million in the next few years. Some are choosing to rent as a long-term solution to their housing needs and other are using it as a

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To let furnished or unfurnished. That is the question.

Sun 28 Aug 2016

As a landlord one of your biggest decisions will be whether to let your property furnished or unfurnished. So which is best? The answer to that is that is largely dependent on who you would ideally like to let the property out to.

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Half of middle-class children now being raised in rented accommodation

Wed 10 Aug 2016

Half of middle-class children are now being brought up in rental accommodation, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The rise in property prices is resulting in couples starting a family before they can afford to buy

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Landlord uncertainty impacting on rental property supply

Mon 08 Aug 2016

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is warning that landlords are hesitating to let their properties due to lack of government commitment to the private rented sector (PRS).

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The 'Waitrose effect' on house prices is real

Sun 31 Jul 2016

Could it be that simply living close to a Waitrose could increase the value of your property by an average of almost £40,000? According to new research on the so called ‘Waitrose Effect’ by Lloyds Bank, the answer is yes!

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