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Landlords are calling on the next Government to undertake a review of the enforcement of regulations in the private rented sector. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) says tenants are being let down by a failure to properly enforce the powers already available to tackle poor housing conditions...

DPS now protecting over £1bn
Friday 27th February 2015

The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) has announced that it is now protecting more than 1.2 million deposits across England and Wales, totalling just over £1 billion...

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BPF: survey shows acute need for purpose-built PRS
Thursday 26th February 2015

The English Housing Survey, which shows that the private rented sector remains the second largest tenure in England, has highlighted the need for a purpose-built private rental sector, according to the British Property Federation (BPF)...

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Housing market: confusion reigns
Thursday 26th February 2015

Two wildly contradictory sets of figures show just how confusing the housing market outlook has become.    The Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker said that house price optimism fell to its lowest level for 18 months in January, as lending got off to a sluggish start in 2015...

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ARLA launches housing manifesto for PRS
Wednesday 25th February 2015

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has announced the launch of its 2015 housing manifesto. The joint mainfesto of ARLA and the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) was launched at yesterday’s NAEA conference ‘Agents of Change’...

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Fire Brigade backs NLA fire safety guide
Wednesday 25th February 2015

The London Fire Brigade has urged private landlords to take advantage of a new guide issued by the National Landlords Association (NLA). The Association’s ‘Fire Safety Logbook’ will help landlords to protect their tenants and ensure they don’t fall foul of fire safety laws, the London Fire Brigade has said...

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TPO backs 69% of complaints against letting agents
Wednesday 25th February 2015

The Property Ombudsman has revealed that the scheme has supported 69% of consumer complaints lodged against letting agents in a three month period.   TPO is the largest of three government-approved redress schemes and claims to have more than 85% of UK letting agents registered...

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Rotherham landlords call for judicial review
Tuesday 24th February 2015

Landlords in Rotherham have called for a judicial review of local authority plans to introduce a licensing scheme. The move echoes the recent successful legal action by a landlord against a similar idea in Enfield, north London...

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Telford landlord has “worst nightmare”
Tuesday 24th February 2015

A Shropshire landlord found a house full of rubbish, disregarded food and cigarette ends after a long term tenant moved out. The Shropshire Star has published pictures of the site which greeted the landlord when he went to inspect the property after the tenant left...

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Redress scheme offers guidance on letting agent fees
Tuesday 24th February 2015

The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has issued further guidance on unfair fees being charged by letting agents to consumers. In England and Wales, letting agents are able to charge prospective and existing tenants for services and administration in addition to any rent or deposit paid...

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A quarter of agents report rent hikes in January
Monday 23rd February 2015

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has launched the first of its new monthly Private Rented Sector Report, which tracks key market trends within the private rented sector...

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Compulsory licencing for Liverpool
Monday 23rd February 2015

Landlords in Liverpool risk a fine or prosecution if they fail to sign up for the city’s new licencing scheme by 1 April   The scheme is being introduced in Liverpool under the government’s selective licensing laws and signing up for it is compulsory...

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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...

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Wednesday 21st January 2015

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

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...

Cambridge Letting Agent Launches Monthly Property Workshops

Monday 12th January 2015

This January, Belvoir Cambridge will be launching themed workshops to educate landlords and property investors about various aspects of buy-to-let...

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