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A St Helens landlord who works as a criminal law solicitor has been fined £3,500 and ordered to pay costs of £3,807 for failing to comply with a Formal Improvement Notice which tried to get her to bring shoddy bedsits up to standard...

Labour plans would be death knell for rented housing, says RLA
Wednesday 1 October 2014

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has warned that Labour’s plans for new controls in the private rented sector (PRS) would “critically undermine” the sector...

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Flood Re regulations fail to address property industry concerns
Wednesday 1 October 2014

The British Property Federation (BPF) has expressed concerns over the lack of flexibility in the regulations for Flood Re in its response to a government consultation on the affordable flood insurance scheme...

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Blackpool landlord "not fit and proper" to hold licence
Wednesday 1 October 2014

A Blackpool landlord has lost his “fit and proper person” status after being found guilty of not adhering to a licensing scheme. Raymond Baguley, 58, failed to attend the third hearing of his case at Blackpool Magistrates Court, but the case was heard in his absence...

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Renters fight for property as supply drops and demand increases
Wednesday 1 October 2014

Tenants looking to rent will face fierce competition for privately rented residential property as demand among tenants’ increases and supply contracts, according the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)...

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Paragon supports longer-term tenancies
Wednesday 1 October 2014

Buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has welcomed the Government’s approach in promoting family friendly tenancies, with the launch of the new model tenancy agreement...

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Number of damaged properties sparks stark warning for landlords
Wednesday 1 October 2014

One in three landlords (28%) have had their property damaged by tenants in the past 12 months according to the latest research from the National Landlords Association (NLA)...

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HMRC offers landlords one last chance
Wednesday 1 October 2014

The HMRC has announced one last chance for landlords who fail to declare all their rental income to come clean – or else take the consequences...

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UK’s top 10 high yield buy-to-let hotspots revealed
Wednesday 1 October 2014

Sheffield has been revealed as the unlikely hotspot where buy-to-let landlords could make the highest profits on their lettings. A buy-to-let “heatmap” compiled by TotallyMoney...

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A tenth of landlords unable to confirm their tenants are gas safe
Wednesday 1 October 2014

One in 10 landlords are unable to confirm their tenants are living in a gas safe home, according to new research by British Gas and Shelter. The survey also revealed that 14% of landlords did not know they had a legal obligation to have their properties checked for gas safety every year...

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Wilsons near sale of portfolio
Wednesday 1 October 2014

Fergus and Judith Wilson have received several offers of interest for their entire BTL portfolio from China over the weekend, according to the Financial Times...

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Majority of renters may be breaching their tenancy agreement
Wednesday 1 October 2014

The majority of tenants may be breaching their tenancy agreement, according to new research. The study was conducted on behalf of mortgage and loans provider Ocean Finance...

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The Cost of Landlord Insurance

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Landlord insurance is a really useful way of safeguarding against damage to your property. Providers such as HomeLet,for example, provide free emergency assistance, cover lost rent and re-letting costs, and pay out for damage to contents, saving landlords who run into trouble a lot of money in the long run...

How to Give Your Tenants What They Want

Wednesday 1 October 2014

With the prices of houses increasing up and down the country – London’s properties by a huge 25% on average – it is now more important than ever to give your tenants what they want, because if you don’t offer it to them, there’s another landlord out there who will...

The free Mobile Landlord app from Direct Line for Business is here…

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Available on both iTunes and Google Play, Mobile Landlord helps landlords to organise and manage properties on the go...

Your time at work is valuable; being able to manage your time efficiently is both an art and a great asset within property managers

Wednesday 1 October 2014

What letting agent or portfolio manager wants the monthly management fee they earn swallowed up by dealing with property maintenance enquiries and issues? None by choice, but the nature of the beast is that these issues do eat into this fee and in most cases the whole fee can soon disappear...

Stop fighting it and just give in. Proptech is here to stay and if you don’t use it you’re going to get left behind!

Wednesday 1 October 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...

John Lanning Blog

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

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

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

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