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New online letting agent easyProperty.com was officially launched this week at a glitzy party at the Natural History Museum in London. Sir Stelios and easyProperty CEO Rob Ellice took to the stage to explain to attendees why “now is the right time to bring the traditional estate agency model into the digital age...

Croydon Council invited to justify 'tenant tax'
Monday 22 September 2014

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has invited Croydon Borough Council to a meeting to justify proposals that could increase rents and diminish the availability of housing in the area...

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Cardiff Council prosecute landlord three times in two years
Monday 22 September 2014

Cardiff Council has successfully prosecuted a private landlord on three occasions over a period of two years, for breaches of the Housing Act 2004 and failures to comply with the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Wales) Regulations 2006...

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Five tenants now chasing each rental property, says Countrywide
Monday 22 September 2014

Demand for rental accommodation across Britain has grown over the past 12 months on the back of a housing market which is beginning to show signs of cooling...

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New BTL mortgage rates from Coventry and Skipton
Monday 22 September 2014

Both Coventry and Skipton building societies have refreshed their BTL mortgage ranges. The highlights of Coventry’s range include: • 3...

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Tiny flats landlord Andrew Panayi hits back
Monday 22 September 2014

Controversial landlord Andrew Panayi has hit back at the council’s treatment of him after officials shut down a block of flats he owns in Holloway Road, north London...

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Survey highlights safety failings in rental sector
Monday 22 September 2014

Following a nationwide survey this summer, AXA Business Insurance has revealed the biggest concerns of the UK’s 8.3 million residential tenants...

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MP calls for smoke alarms to be installed in all private rented properties
Monday 22 September 2014

Labour MP Nick Raynsford has called for it to be mandatory for all private rented properties to have working smoke alarms fitted. Speaking during the Department of Communities and Local Government question time, Raynsford  said: ”In its consultation earlier this year on the future of the private rented sector, the minister’s department proposed the possibility of extending a requirement to have working smoke alarms fitted in all private rented units...

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Renting growth easing across UK
Monday 22 September 2014

The average monthly private rent in the UK (excluding London) now stands at £729 with the average rent in the capital £1,464, according to the latest Homelet rental index...

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Landlords enjoying "record income from letting"
Monday 22 September 2014

Landlords in England are witnessing a booming rental market, with earnings from rental payments in excess of £32 billion per year. Research by Direct Line for Business shows that London landlords collect the largest proportion of private rental income in England at £14 billion per year, more than the north east, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and East Anglia combined...

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MP vows to outlaw revenge evictions
Monday 22 September 2014

Government ministers have given their backing in principle to a Private Member’s Bill to outlaw so-called “revenge evictions”. Tenants’ groups and Shelter have long claimed that many tenants are evicted simply for asking their landlord for repairs to be completed...

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New code of practice for PRS
Monday 22 September 2014

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has launched a new code of practice for the private rented sector. The code, unveiled at the RESI 2014 conference in Newport, is part of a package of measures being introduced to improve the PRS...

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The Cost of Landlord Insurance

Monday 22 September 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

Monday 22 September 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…

Monday 22 September 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

Monday 22 September 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!

Monday 22 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...

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