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More tenants face eviction and rent arrears due to universal credit

Monday 18th September 2017

Delays in universal credit benefit payments for housing costs are leaving claimants unable to pay rent and pushing some deep into debt, a committee of MPs has heard...


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Scottish Labour hopeful calls for ‘stringent rent controls’

Monday 18th September 2017

Richard Leonard, the Scottish Labour leadership candidate backed by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn, has called for ‘stringent’ rent controls to be introduced north of the border, in order to make housing more affordable...


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A ‘welcome relief’ for landlords as rents rise by 2.4% in August

Monday 18th September 2017

The rental market remains firm despite the various economic and political headwinds the sector has faced recently, the latest data shows.  Newly released figures from the HomeLet Rental Index, widely considered the most comprehensive data available on the UK’s private rental market, reveals that the average cost of a new tenancy in the private rental market in August hit £939 per calendar month, up 2...


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It’s ‘business as usual’ for Foundation Home Loans despite PRS changes

Friday 15th September 2017

Foundation Home Loans will continue to provide its range of competitive mortgage products to portfolio landlords when new PRA underwriting standards come in from 30 September...


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Free advice event for landlords and investors

Friday 15th September 2017

Landlords across the East Midlands are being invited to attend a free event offering mortgage, tax and new legislation advice. The event, which will be provided by Kingswood Residential Investment Management, OCS Wealth Management and Wren Accountancy, will be held at the NBV Enterprise Centre on Tuesday 3rd October, with sessions taking place at 11am and 6pm...


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Landlord denies manslaughter after house fire kills two toddlers

Friday 15th September 2017

A landlord has pleaded not guilty to gross negligence manslaughter after a house fire in Huddersfield last year tragically claimed the lives of two young children...


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New mortgage advice clinic launched to help support portfolio landlords

Friday 15th September 2017

A free mortgage advice clinic has been launched by The Happy Tenant Company in conjunction with the mortgage broker Lee Grandin of Landlord Mortgages and Lend2Landlord, to help prepare and educate portfolio landlords about changes being introduced by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)...


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The number of landlords exiting the market ‘is concerning’, says RICS

Friday 15th September 2017

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are likely to exit the private rented sector over the next 12 months due to policy changes, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) survey of its members...


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Universal credit is leading ‘many more tenants into rent arrears’

Wednesday 13th September 2017

More than a third of private landlords with tenants receiving Universal Credit have said that they are now in rent arrears, which is an increase by over 10% since last year...


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Landlords face bans from letting homes after renting out damp and mouldy house

Wednesday 13th September 2017

A pair of private landlords who rented out a damp and mouldy house in Croydon to a family of four, including two children aged under five, have been fined £4,000 each and face a ban from letting properties in the borough...


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