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Extra tax breaks should be offered to landlords who sign up for a national accreditation scheme to raise standards in the private rented sector, according to a new report...

London renters trapped in “rabbit hutch properties”
Tuesday 2 September 2014

Tenants in London are being squeezed into tiny studios or “semi-studies” costing £1,000 a month upwards, according to a report in The Guardian...

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Luton landlords wanted for council's guaranteed rent scheme
Tuesday 2 September 2014

Luton Borough Council is appealing for landlords to sign up to its guaranteed rent scheme. It say the scheme guarantees the rent will be paid for 52 weeks of the year – even when their home is empty...

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Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants
Tuesday 2 September 2014

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of a young mother and her child, by providing a dangerous gas oven installed in the house a court has heard...

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Sandwell says no to landlord licensing
Tuesday 2 September 2014

After scores of councils across the country have introduced selective licensing, one has bucked the trend and after extensive consultation decided against such a regime...

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Hillingdon Council tears down “bed in shed” – and bills landlord
Tuesday 2 September 2014

Hillingdon Council has demolished an illegal outbuilding that was being used as a ‘bed in a shed' after a landlord failed to comply with a planning enforcement notice...

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DCLG confirms redress regime starts 1 October
Tuesday 2 September 2014

The Government has announced that the lettings sector’s compulsory redress regime will begin on 1 October. The Department of Communities and Local Government previously suggested the scheme would start sometime in the autumn, probably in October, but this is the first time a formal start date has been announced...

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Average student rents down on 2013
Tuesday 2 September 2014

Student accommodation website Accommodation for Students has released its annual report on the costs of student accommodation. It says the average rental value (ARV) in this sector has fallen by 37 pence, from £79...

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Landlords don't know of agents' credentials
Tuesday 2 September 2014

Some 55% of landlords using letting agencies do now know whether the agents are in any professional body. Some 37% were aware that their agent was a member of ARLA but if they were members of any other trade bodies, they were little-recognised – only 11% of landlords knew whether their agents were members of RICS and 9% knew whether they were in The Property Ombudsman scheme...

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Slough tenants left in gas danger for four years
Tuesday 2 September 2014

A Slough landlord has been fined for serious safety breaches after he left a young family in potential danger for nearly four years by repeatedly failing to check the gas appliances in a property he rented to them...

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More fines for rogue landlords
Tuesday 2 September 2014

Another two landlords are out of pocket – one by over £13,000 – after failing to comply with local council regulations.   Paul Atha and his Yorkshire-based company Atha Properties Ltd were fined a total of £10,000 following a trial at Bradford; he also had to pay two £250 surcharges and £2,734 in costs...

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Landlord fined for renting out loft room
Tuesday 2 September 2014

A landlord has been ordered to pay a total of £3,040 by the courts for renting out a loft room which tenants had to go on all fours up a staircase to access...

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Tuesday 2 September 2014

How technology and a collaborative approach to renting property is ultimately going to win out… Technology is a catalyst for change, and always has been; a catalyst for good, for improving quality of life and living, for growing communities and increasing productivity...

Career Changes: Should I Become A Landlord?

Tuesday 2 September 2014

From the outside looking in, becoming a landlord can look like a very attractive proposition with many considering it to be easy money...

Total Landlord Insurance launches Landlord Lifecycle Handbook

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Total Landlord Insurance in partnership with deposit protection experts, my|deposits have created a Landlord Lifecycle Guide and video that identifies the essential topics for landlords letting property as well as helpful tips and advice from experts...

Is Job Creation a Driver of U.K House Price Growth?

Tuesday 2 September 2014

June 2014 House Price Figures from Halifax Building Society indicated a monthly fall of 0.6%. Although, the annual price increase on their indices was tracked at £16,000 with average house prices up from £167,668 to £183,462...

Education for Landlords + great Buy to Let investments at the Landlord Investment Show?

Tuesday 2 September 2014

The Landlord Investment Show is returning to Brighton for the second year and has moved to a bigger venue, increasing the event for 2 days to meet the demand of both exhibitors and attendees...

James Davis Blog

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

Sam Barnes Blog

Decorating a rental property  – The checklist   One of the most time...More

Graeme Murray Blog

The Energy Act 2011 and its Implications for Landlords Are you aware...More

Lyndon Bent Blog

Rather than banning tenant fees, new systems could be the answer   There...More

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60 second interview: Andy Halstead, Rent on Time

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60 Second Interview: Caridon Property Services

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Richard Palfreeman

Founder and managing director of Northfields estate agents, an independent in...More


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Estate agent trainer with a fun, motivational personality and strong, opinionated...More


Nick McKittrick

Former managing director of Rightmove’s property business, he is now chief...More


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