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A Leeds landlord has been fined a paltry £750 for letting flats with no heating, no hot water, toilets that didn’t flush, inadequate security, and a lack of fire safety precautions...

Mortgages for Business announces rebrand
Friday 21st November 2014

Independent UK mortgage broker Mortgages for Business has announced the official launch of its new website and corporate identity. The new website offers improved navigation and functionality, and a cleaner design...

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Medway landlord fined £20,000 for damp flat
Thursday 20th November 2014

Two Kent landlords have been fined £20,000 for leaving a flat so severely riddled with damp it posed a risk to tenants’ health. Property owners Rattan Singh and Balbir Kaur of Henry Street, Chatham, left tenants living in damp conditions and without heating for more than two years...

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How ethical are Britain’s landlords?
Thursday 20th November 2014

Contrary to popular stereotype, Britain's landlords are largely an ethical group according to research released today by Saga Home Insurance. In a poll of UK adults, 77% of tenants rated their current landlord as "good" or "excellent", with just 8% giving a "poor" rating...

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Barclays extends ‘Great Escape’ package to landlords
Wednesday 19th November 2014

Barclays is encouraging landlords sitting on a standard variable rate mortgage to move to a better rate, by extending the ‘Great Escape’ remortgage package to its existing buy-to-let range...

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New Era tenants’ battle takes a new turn
Wednesday 19th November 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has waded into a bitter row about the plight of a group of East London tenants while the Tory MP caught in the crossfire has bailed out...

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Young workers say they pay more than 40% of their salary on rent
Tuesday 18th November 2014

Young people across the UK have told the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Generation Rent that they face unaffordable housing costs, insecurity of tenure and exploitation by private landlords...

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RLA: “Labour putting populism ahead of evidence based policy”
Tuesday 18th November 2014

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has accused Labour leader Ed Miliband of launching “a populist tirade” against landlords that bears little resemblance to facts...

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A third of tenants claim to have paid for repairs
Monday 17th November 2014

A third of renters claim they have fixed something in their rented home themselves rather than asking their landlord to do it. This is one of the findings from research conducted by AA Home Membership...

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Surrey landlord fined £39,000 for ignoring improvement notice
Monday 17th November 2014

A landlord of a property in Whyteleafe, Surrey, has been fined £39,000 for not complying with an improvement notice issued by the council. Gary Henderson-Thynne appeared at Redhill Magistrates’ Court on 11 November and was fined £39,000 as well as being ordered to pay back £1,658 for work carried out by the council, as well as legal costs of £510 and £120 to the victim support scheme...

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No Letting Go joins Property Redress Scheme
Friday 14th November 2014

Inventory firm No Letting Go has joined the Property Redress Scheme and claims to be the first inventory provider to do so. Unlike letting agents, it’s not compulsory for inventory companies to sign up to a redress scheme...

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Retaliatory evictions – make sure your voice is heard
Friday 14th November 2014

The RLA has launched a campaign webpage in response to Sarah Teather MP’s Tenancies (Reform) Bill, on so-called ‘retaliatory’ or ‘revenge’ evictions...

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What Can Landlords Do to Address a Bad Reputation?

Wednesday 19th November 2014

As a landlord, it is sometimes necessary to prove the value of your property in the face of slander and accusations from former tenants...

Choosing the right internet provider and broadband package

Tuesday 18th November 2014

As of the beginning of this year almost 45 million adults - close to 90% of the UK adult population - are using the internet in some form, according to the Office for National Statistics...

What tenants want... Ready Rentals helps landlords meet tenants' transparency demands

Thursday 13th November 2014

•    New essential landlord service, Ready Rentals, reveals what landlords should be doing to step up to the mark •    54% of tenants claim transparency is most important in relationship with landlord ('The Tenant Survey 2014', Knight Frank) •    Ready Rentals provides all documentation and support needed to keep tenants happy   With the buy-to-let market celebrating its 18th birthday since its inception in 1996, this year sees more people than ever renting property privately, overtaking those forming part of the social housing market...

Show Launch the Landlord Investor Magazine

Wednesday 12th November 2014

Director, Tracey Hanbury says: “We were very excited to launch the Landlord Investor Magazine last month on a digital platform...

£800m regeneration of central Manchester - NOMA

Tuesday 11th November 2014

Capital growth figures in Manchester outstripped London in 2013 according to Nationwide, the building society...

John Lanning Blog

Converting offices into residential property   The general permitted development rights amendment last...More

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Lessons learned from the floods   The sheer scale of storm and flood...More

Simon Thandi Blog

Buying property doing it up and selling on? Watch out for...More

James Davis Blog

How to deal with problem tenants   However carefully you vet and reference...More

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60 second interview: Andy Halstead, Rent on Time

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