UK House prices rise fastest for 2 years reaching record high

🕔09:16, 29.Oct 2012

The 1.1 per cent rise in September for England and Wales was the biggest year-on-year rise since November 2010. It took typical prices to £162,561. The annual increases were concentrated around the South –  with the South West, the South

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Unlawful landlords give the decent majority a bad name

🕔07:32, 25.Oct 2012

Speaking at a conference held by the National Approved Letting Scheme, Alan Ward from the Residential Landlords Association said he does not think the term ‘rogue’ should be used by the media, as it suggests mischief rather than something that

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Rent arrears at highest level in 4 years

🕔07:50, 23.Oct 2012

Landlord possession claims in England and Wales are rising as rent arrears increase to their highest level in four years, it is claimed. In the second quarter of 2012, there were 25,422 landlord possession claims that led to an order

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Good advice for DIY landlords

🕔06:46, 19.Oct 2012

Dismal returns on bank deposits and annuity rates near historic lows are encouraging more retirees to consider becoming buy-to-let landlords. But collecting rent is not as easy as waiting for interest payments, and falling house prices in most areas outside

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Buy to let investors advised: Grab the bull-market by the horns

🕔10:01, 17.Oct 2012

Rising unemployment, government spending cuts, falling house prices, mortgage meltdown, doom, gloom… will the last person to leave the UK please turn out the lights? We’ve been saturated with bad economic news from morning to night since 2007, and for

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Rental yields continue to go up as property prices fall

🕔10:06, 15.Oct 2012

Gross yields on complex buy to let property in the third quarter of 2012 rose on all property types apart from semi-commercial, according to the Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index. The driving factors behind the increase were

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Suing a Property Management Company

🕔18:15, 12.Oct 2012

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Private rented sector to grow further as more landlords invest

🕔08:34, 12.Oct 2012

With high prices, unrealistic deposit requirements and mortgage constraints making homeownership unattainable, the expansion of the private rented sector (PRS) looks likely to accelerate with UK landlords looking to benefit from increasing rental demand. James Davis, CEO of online lettings

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Buy to let landlords warned: Get-rich-quick property schemes in UK & US are risky

🕔07:28, 10.Oct 2012

Britons sick of plummeting pensions and rock-bottom savings rates are being targeted at presentations that promise to reveal the secrets of the property market. They are convinced to sign up, and pump thousands of pounds into properties they’ve never seen,

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Rental arithmetic

🕔07:10, 10.Oct 2012

Since 1925, successive law reforms and government policies have encouraged home ownership as tenure of choice. Moving through the post-war rebuilding period, many people moved from the private to social rental sector. Government policies in 1960s, 1970s and 1980s encouraged

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environmental health officers

🕔10:51, 9.Oct 2012

I own a one bed house ,where the kitchen is entered through an arch from the sitting room . the stairs are open tread varnished hardwood type used widely in the 80s . Since I owed 6000 in rent (

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New Occupant

🕔09:48, 9.Oct 2012

My tenant has advised me that her boyfriend is moving in. He has a young son visiting at the weekend. Do I need to re-write the Tenancy Agreement to include the new occupants? If I do nothing and there is

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Contract Advice

🕔08:54, 8.Oct 2012

I need your help A 6 month tenancy contract was in force that expired 20 Jan 2012 The letting agent sent me a renewal form for a further 6 months which I signed and returned. The new agreement was therefore

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30 day rolling tenancy

🕔16:54, 7.Oct 2012

My tenant has not even payed the deposit. On the day she moved in i was to collect deposit and rent. She only had the rent and the deposit was promised next day. She now owes me the deposit and

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Help

🕔11:41, 7.Oct 2012

Hi, im am a landlord but use a management agency to look after my property. Up untill a few years back everything was fine but since the company was taken over things have been a nightmare. The tenents are supposed

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Letting agent stitch up!

🕔11:18, 7.Oct 2012

I have a housing benefit tenant with rent collected through an agent. The agent recently went into liquidation and reopened under a new name. They want me to keep using the new company to collect the rent but I do

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Shelter: Landlord complaints up by a quarter

🕔12:17, 6.Oct 2012

Freedom of information responses from 310 local authorities showed complaints rose by 27% between 2008/9 and 2011/12 – from 67,283 to 85,639. Shelter said 62% of complaints in the last year related to “serious and life-threatening hazards”, such as dangerous

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Breaking an assured shorthold tenancy

🕔05:15, 3.Oct 2012

My partner and i have split up and the house we are living in is his. I need to leave, but there are currently tenants in my flat. I have nowhere else to go. Is there anyway i can break

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Missing 999year lease holder

🕔15:59, 2.Oct 2012

When I bought my commercial property building (freehold) last year the flats above were registered to 2 other people on a 999year lease. One, who lets his out, pays his dues promptly, the other flat is empty and any mail

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Housing Benefit tenent has lost her right to benefit and council want to claim back what they feel has been paid in error

🕔15:17, 2.Oct 2012

I have a property which is let through an management agency. During June 2009 I agreed to my first ever Housing Benefit tenent which for many years worked out well. During September 2011 I took a call from the HB

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Housing Benefit tenent has lost her right to benefit and council want to claim back what they feel has been paid in error

🕔15:17, 2.Oct 2012

I have a property which is let through an management agency. During June 2009 I agreed to my first ever Housing Benefit tenent which for many years worked out well. During September 2011 I took a call from the HB

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Noisy neighbours

🕔08:59, 1.Oct 2012

Hi, My parter and I rent a terraced house to a young couple who have a young child (about 3 years old). Just before Christmas 2011 a young couple moved in and pretty much started to make a lot of

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