Six reasons why the UK immigration bill needs to be amended

🕔10:39, 25.Feb 2014

Mark Harper’s difficulty in getting to grips with his own immigration rulesshould give all parties pause for thought. Is it really sensible to extend the checks imposed on employers so that even trickier ones have to be carried out by

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Landlords hit with hidden fees and commissions

🕔08:56, 24.Feb 2014

Estate agents are taking a huge cut for arranging work through contractors and are not disclosing it to landlord Landlords are being stung with hidden charges and inflated costs by estate agents that arrange property servicing and maintenance work through

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Landlord Insurance in the UK – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017

🕔16:58, 19.Feb 2014

The UK landlord insurance category is estimated to have generated GBP2.51 billion in gross written premiums in 2012, and accounted for 7.3% of the country’s non-life insurance segment. Landlord policies cover the financial risks related to renting out a residential

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Landlord brothers fined for gas safety neglect

🕔13:13, 17.Feb 2014

Two brothers from Dudley have been ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £3,000 after they failed to obtain a gas safety record for a property they rented out, putting tenants’ lives at risk. Philip Hale, 52, and

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from the tenants point of view

🕔12:55, 17.Feb 2014

Landlords can run checks on potential tenants, but tenants can’t do likewise. However, with a little conscientious research would-be renters can avoid some major pitfalls. It’s not just high rents that tenants have to worry about – there are also

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Buy to let lenders reducing rates as demand soars

🕔12:40, 17.Feb 2014

Lenders are offering more buy-to-let mortgages – with better rates on smaller deposits – in response to soaring demand from landlords over the past year. Buy-to-let lending for house purchases increased by 18.6 per cent in 2013 compared to the

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Brokers optimistic about buy-to-let in 2014

🕔22:15, 13.Feb 2014

A sample of 501 intermediaries were asked their views on how the Buy-to-let sector was measuring up and the results proved to be optimistic. Two-thirds (67%) of the brokers who took part in the survey said that they had experienced an increase

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who pays for damaged door

🕔21:51, 4.Feb 2014


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Unpaid Rent

🕔19:47, 3.Feb 2014

My tenant was in for a year and paying the rent every month. Hed partner moved out and the Management Agency were supposed to do another Credit Check to ensure he could pay the rent on his own – they

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Empty property tax law?

🕔13:15, 3.Feb 2014

Which law is the council using to claim empty property tax on buy to lets? Please advise Regards Alan Brown

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Can I restrict how many nights a week my lodger's girlfriend stays over a week?

🕔14:19, 2.Feb 2014


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Early Tenancy Termination after signing fixed term contract

🕔11:48, 1.Feb 2014

Student tenant wishes to leave the property after signing a 9 month fixed-term contract and living there for only 4 months. Do I simply ask for the 9 month rent in one lump sum before he/she vacates the property? Do

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