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The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched an initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited.   Tenants can check the National Register of Accredited Landlords which provides a quick and simple look up for tenants to check whether their landlord is accredited to a recognised scheme...

Wirral council greenlight selecting licencing
Friday 17th April 2015

Proposals for a selective licensing scheme in parts of Birkenhead and Wallasey have been approved by Wirral Borough Council.   The scheme is set to come into force on Wednesday 1 July...

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Buy to let mortgages: steady rise year-on-year
Thursday 16th April 2015

There were 15,900 buy to let loans in February, down 13% compared to January but up 11% on the total a year earlier, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

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Spot checks on Glasgow HMO landlords
Thursday 16th April 2015

Council bosses in Glasgow are clamping down on HMOs in the city. According to a report in the Evening Times, council licensing staff will be able to make spot checks on properties which do have a license to ensure they are being properly run...

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Green Party manifesto “an attack on landlords”
Wednesday 15th April 2015

The Green Party has launched its manifesto which contains what the National Landlords Association (NLA) described as a “one-sided view of the PRS”...

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HomeLet: Rents up 10% in a year
Wednesday 15th April 2015

New findings from the HomeLet Rental Index show that rents across the UK are 10.2% higher than a year ago. The average rent on a tenancy signed in the UK during the first quarter of 2015 was £902, compared to £819 for tenancies signed during the first quarter of 2014...

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Rush for rented homes leaves tenants with regrets
Tuesday 14th April 2015

The growing demand for rental properties is causing people to rush into tenancy agreements that they later regret, according to research carried out for mortgage and loans provider Ocean Finance...

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Wiltshire letting agent jailed for theft
Tuesday 14th April 2015

A Wiltshire letting agent has been jailed for 15 months for stealing from landlords and tenants. Alison Bush, 45, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and fraud at Swindon Crown Court last week...

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Coventry landlord jailed for nine months for fire safety breach
Monday 13th April 2015

A landlord in Coventry has been jailed for nine months after it was found he was housing 16 people in one property, breaching fire safety rules. Gurmeet Singh pleaded guilty to breaching eight separate charges and a further offence of obstructing a fire inspector...

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Lib Dems announced “Help To Rent” scheme
Monday 13th April 2015

The Liberal Democrats have announced plans for a new Help to Rent scheme to support young workers move out of their family home and into a rented property...

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Letter to landlords prompts protest march tomorrow
Friday 10th April 2015

Bristol is gearing itself up for a protest march against a lettings agency which asked its landlord clients to consider increasing their rent.   A petition against one particular branch of C J Hole letting agency in Bristol - which has been signed by the manager of a cluster of offices in the same group - has now attracted over 11,500 supporters...

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Landlord fined £1,300 over 'health risk house'
Friday 10th April 2015

A landlord has been made to pay more than £1,300 after a court heard the house he let was a health risk.    Stafford Magistrates were told the property on the town’s Highfield’s estate did not have smoke alarms, there was no handrail on the stairs and an insecure front door...

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Monday 23rd March 2015

We’re always on the look out for useful services that can help the budding property mogul. In recent months, one that we’ve spotted creeping up repeatedly in the media is London storage company, Boxman...

OnBoard Pro: the fast, efficient pre-tenancy solution

Saturday 21st February 2015

Anyone who has ever let or rented a private rental sector property knows how time consuming the process can take...

Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Friday 23rd January 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015...

Landlord Investment Show Heads to Woking 29 January 2015

Thursday 15th January 2015

Landlord Investment Show heads to Woking in Surrey on Thursday 29th January at the H.G Wells Centre in Woking...

A new year, a new broadband package…

Tuesday 13th January 2015

At a time of year when many are prone to re-evaluating their lives and the direction it is going in, now seems as good a time as any for people to reconsider their phone and broadband deals...

Broadband to be made a basic legal right – what does this mean for you?

The chancellor, George Osborne, revealed that broadband internet would become a...More

Smart Meters - Landlords FAQs

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Why smaller is better when it comes to internet providers

A new survey by consumer group Which? has revealed that customers...More

David Westgate Blog

Foreign owners of UK property assets advised to seek property valuation...More

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60 second interview: Andy Halstead, Rent on Time

    Landlord Today has been given the opportunity to interview Andy Halstead...More

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60 second interview with Stephen Purvis, CEO of OnBoard Pro “Use of technology within the private rented sector”

To what extent do you think the private rented...More

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Ivor Dickinson

Managing director of one of London’s most high profile agents, Douglas...More

Margaret Longden

The seemingly unstoppable director of lettings at Sequence took on the...More

Simon Embley

Group chief executive of LSL, parent company of Your Move. He...More

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