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Tenants are on the move to… where?

Friday 17th July 2015

Wakefield, Coventry, Brighton, Nottingham and Greater London top the list of hotspots where tenants new to the area account for the largest proportion of new tenancies signed, according to data from HomeLet...


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NLA: 400,000 landlords affected by property damage

Friday 17th July 2015

An estimated 400,000 landlords in the UK (29%) have had their property damaged by tenants in the last 12 months, according to the latest research from the National Landlords Association (NLA)...


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Tenants urged to double check inventories at check out

Wednesday 15th July 2015

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) is warning that tenants could lose thousands of pounds due to items that have been detailed in the property inventory going missing at the end of a tenancy...


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RLA: Enforcement, not regulation, needed to protect tenants

Wednesday 15th July 2015

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has said the key to protecting tenants is enforcement of existing rules and regulations rather than the introduction of new ones...


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Landlords in Wales to 'Rent Smart' from the Autumn

Thursday 16th July 2015

The Welsh Government has launched the ‘Rent Smart Wales’ brand ahead of introducing licensing of all private landlords in the Autumn. However, there is still no confirmation of the date from which the scheme will be live...


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Kensington refreshes buy-to-let range

Thursday 16th July 2015

Kensington Mortgages has revamped its buy-to-let range with the introduction of improved rental calculations and the removal of minimum income requirements for existing landlords...


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July is next key date for immigration checks roll-out

Friday 19th June 2015

The National Landlords Association says next month is the next key date for the roll-out of the government’s controversial immigration checks to be conducted by landlords or their agents...


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Incentives for private landlords to join social lettings scheme

Friday 19th June 2015

A local authority is offering private landlords incentives to join its new social lettings scheme.  Landlords in Slough who sign up can choose to receive a one-off payment equivalent to one month’s rent or enter an agreement where the council guarantees to pay up to a set amount for any damages caused during the tenancy...


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Two Manchester landlords fined for “death trap” flats

Monday 22nd June 2015

On 9 June Ceyam Rahman, 24, of Whalley Range, pleaded guilty to seven offences and was hit with fines and costs totalling £9,759 at Tameside Magistrates’ Court...


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LSE: “Rent control is not the easy answer”

Monday 22nd June 2015

Rent controls and similar policies which are thought to work well in other countries cannot be easily replicated in the UK’s private rented sector, according to findings from a new interim report by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)...


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