Private sector housing landlord speaks out against Labour Party plans to cap rent rises

Private sector housing landlord speaks out against Labour Party plans to cap rent rises

🕔12:23, 4.Jun 2014

ONE of the UK’s largest private sector housing landlord has warned against a Labour Party proposal to cap rent increases. Self-made millionaire Kevin Green, of Burry Port, aged 50, said he believed the idea wouldn’t work. He said: “Meddling with

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Understand the Pressures on the Private Rental Sector

Understand the Pressures on the Private Rental Sector

🕔12:20, 4.Jun 2014

While changes to the private rental sector are needed, Miliband has failed to understand the negative impact his proposals will have and will inevitably cause rents to increase and agency standards to decline. Ed Miliband proposed a set of reforms

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Smoke alarms in private rental market gains momentum

Smoke alarms in private rental market gains momentum

🕔12:18, 4.Jun 2014

The bid to make it compulsory for smoke alarms to be installed in private rental accommodation has moved a step forward. Former local government and fire service minister Nick Raynsford brought the issue to the House of Commons on Wednesday

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New Scheme for Cumbria’s Buy-To-Let Landlords

New Scheme for Cumbria’s Buy-To-Let Landlords

🕔12:16, 4.Jun 2014

Buy-to-let landlords are being encouraged to sign up for a new accreditation scheme run by five of the county’s six district councils. Although membership is voluntary, those that join the Cumbria Landlord Accreditation Scheme will be subject to “light-touch” inspections.

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We must tackle rising rents

We must tackle rising rents

🕔12:15, 4.Jun 2014

Whoever you are, one of your first and foremost concerns will be the roof over your head. This is especially so for Londoners where the price of renting has gone through the roof and kept going. If you’re renting in

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Scotland offers £15m cashback for energy-saving measures

Scotland offers £15m cashback for energy-saving measures

🕔12:12, 4.Jun 2014

Scottish householders will soon be able to claim up to £7,300 for installing energy efficiency measures in their homes. It is part of the Scottish Government’s £15 million Green Homes Cashback scheme that will provide funding to consumers towards the

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Landlords adding to buy-to-let portfolios, says CML

Landlords adding to buy-to-let portfolios, says CML

🕔12:10, 4.Jun 2014

The expansion of Britain’s rented sector means that a sixth of the population – around 10 million people – now live in accommodation rented from private landlords. With properties in short supply and both rents and prices rising, more people

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Rent – the next big asset class

Rent – the next big asset class

🕔12:09, 4.Jun 2014

Several factors lie behind institutional investors’ sharpened appetite for the private rented sector.buil A new style of renting is coming to Britain. A far cry from the awkward Victorian conversions and unresponsive landlords that bedevil the image of traditional renting,

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Fees transparency to ensure a fair deal for landlords and tenants

Fees transparency to ensure a fair deal for landlords and tenants

🕔12:07, 4.Jun 2014

Letting agents will be required to publish full details of the fees they charge. Letting agents will be required to publish full details of the fees they charge under plans announced by government ministers today (13 May 2014). The move

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Labour’s plans to scrap letting agents fees could have backfired, says rental firm boss

Labour’s plans to scrap letting agents fees could have backfired, says rental firm boss

🕔12:06, 4.Jun 2014

Earlier this month Labour announced it was trying to force through an amendment to a Parliamentary Bill which would have drastically altered the rental market and could have restulted in tenants being left out of pocket. Here, Luke Gidney, managing

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Concerns voiced over effects of new mortgage rules in the UK

Concerns voiced over effects of new mortgage rules in the UK

🕔12:05, 4.Jun 2014

The new mortgage market rules introduced last month in the UK are still bedding down but some experts believe they will lead to a slowdown in lending and therefore market activity. Housing market observers are keeping a close eye on

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Gaining Property possession

🕔14:43, 2.Jun 2014

My tenants are now on a periodic tenancy after assured short hold tenancy agreement ended November 2013. Rent arrears serious, one months notice given to vacate property under the month to month periodic agreement. Can anyone advise me please where

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Rent Arrears

🕔22:22, 1.Jun 2014

Our tenants are in rent arrears for 2 months. We have issued them already with a section 21 requesting they leave the property on the 19th January. We gave them this back in November. They told us they would pay

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