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Landlords are reluctant to evict tenants – and when they do it’s for significant rent arrears or anti-social behaviour, according to a major new survey...

Landlord fined over £4,000 for breaking fire safety rules
Wednesday 20 August 2014

A Stafford landlord has been fined £4,209 for endangering his tenants’ lives by breaking fire safety rules. Raymond Manning pleaded guilty to eight offences relating to ensuring the house was safe and failure to comply with an improvement notice which was served in January 2014...

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LendInvest lends over £100 million in Buy-To-Let Mortgages
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Peer-to-peer mortgage lender LendInvest has confirmed that it has now completed over £100m of investment in mortgages through its platform. LendInvest allows investors from individuals through to institutions, to invest in short-term buy-to-let bridging loans...

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Rents up but yields down, say LSL
Wednesday 20 August 2014

The average residential rent across England and Wales now stands at £753 per month, according to LSL Property Services. This is the same as in November and is up from an average of £738 per month a year ago...

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Rents up in Scotland, says HomeLet
Wednesday 20 August 2014

The private rental market in Scotland has shown a sharp rise in July, with average rent prices rising 10% since June, according to new findings from the July 2014 HomeLet Rental Index...

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Spark moves into broadband market
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Energy firm Spark is moving into the tenant broadband market despite being the subject of an ongoing probe by energy regulator Ofgem. Spark is launching a broadband and calls package exclusively for tenants in a move that it claims will make it a “utilities one-stop-shop in the rental sector”...

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NLA warns about rental fraudsters
Wednesday 20 August 2014

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has re-issued its warning about rental fraudsters. The NLA received a large number of complaints in August 2010, regarding fraudsters who operate online using websites such as Gumtree, and has now received a new wave of complaints...

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Hamptons International launches dedicated Short Lets department
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Estate agency Hamptons International has announced the launch of its Short Lets department. The service, which covers the entire Hamptons International network and with a specialist focus on London, has been introduced to meet the growing demand of corporate organisations looking to accommodate staff, as well as private individuals looking for temporary rental accommodation...

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Fraudster landlord jailed
Wednesday 20 August 2014

A benefits fraudster has been jailed for 12 months for running a £2.6million property empire while claiming benefits. Seema Bassi, 49, claimed she was a jobless single mother and fleeced the tax payer out of nearly £74,000 over a 10-year period...

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ARLA becomes London Rental Standard accreditation provider
Wednesday 20 August 2014

ARLA has officially launched as an accreditation provider for the London Rental Standard (LRS). The LRS is a voluntary set of minimum standards that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, expects of letting agents who operate in London’s private rented sector...

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AXA warns landlords they are not doing enough to protect themselves
Wednesday 20 August 2014

The nation’s landlords are leaving themselves exposed to the country’s worst tenants by failing to carry out basic checks, according to insurer AXA...

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Beware of making small claims on your landlord insurance
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Landlords are being warned not to make claims for small amounts on their let property insurance, with an expert claiming that the loss of a no claims discount (NCD) could see future premiums hiked...

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Career Changes: Should I Become A Landlord?

Wednesday 20 August 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

Wednesday 20 August 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?

Wednesday 20 August 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?

Wednesday 20 August 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...

Movebubble - Deposit Protection

Wednesday 20 August 2014

We’re excited to tell you that Movebubble is hosting a series of expert webinars, giving you access to the experts in the UK property world...

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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Mark Goddard

Managing director of GMG Property Services, a division of the Guardian...More


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With business partner Wyn Griffiths, the pair are widely known as...More


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The senior partner and chairman of Knight Frank, he has presided...More


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