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Majority of Tenants are Happy With their Property 14 August 2018

In spite of the constant hammering by the press of private landlords, it has been reported that a massive majority of private tenants - 84% - are more than happy with their rented accommodation. In its latest research, the English Housing Survey has highlighted that private rental tenants" overall satisfaction of 84% is higher than social renting tenants which stands at 81%.... Read More

Soon to be Mandatory - Landlords Five Year Electrical Safety Checks 09 August 2018

The government is intending to impose mandatory five year electrical safety checks for all electrical appliances and installations in rental "homes"; it has not been released yet when this will come into force. Many industry bodies" working groups have been recommending this type of regulation for some time; the last one request was submitted to the government at the end of last year.... Read More

Landlord Jailed for No Smoke Alarms in Property- Two Boys Die 06 August 2018

In what is a landmark case, a landlord/agent has been sent to jail for not bothering to fit smoke alarms in his property, which led to two very young boys dying in a fire. The Huddersfield landlord was held repsonsible for the death of the two children, aged two and three, for his failure to fit the alarms and the judge said his lack of action was of ‘significant cause" for the fatalities.... Read More

Forecast - By 2023 Rents will have Risen by at least 15% 03 August 2018

The new taxing regime for private landlords is going to force rents spiralling upwards by at least 15% over the next five years, as many private investors are being forced out of the market. RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is sending out the stark warning the ex- Chancellor, George Osborne"s policies will severely impact tenants" lifestyles, due to the government"s strategy of making it easier for first time buyers to get onto the property ladder.... Read More

Wakefield Landlords Leave 3,300 Rental Homes Empty 18 July 2018

Wakefield"s council are extremely concerned by the private rented sector"s landlords in the area that have left thousands of rentable homes" empty for some considerable time. Over 3,300 houses in Wakefield have been vacant for at least one month according to figures that date back to March, on a positive note the number of run down/derelict properties has dropped.... Read More

Most PRS Landlords Are Up To Speed With Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards 12 July 2018

According to a lender"s latest PRS survey, approximately 93% of rented homes have the required minimum rating and above, as many landlords" have recently installed new boilers. The Energy Efficiency standards came into force on April 1st with rental homes having to meet the required minimum EPC rating of "E"(Energy Performance Certificate).... Read More

Landlords Warned Against Doggy Do`s - Tread Carefully 20 June 2018

A trade body of inventory clerks is warning agents and landlords that they should seriously consider whether it is in their own interests to rent out a property to pet owning tenants; if so they must take adequate precautionary measures to fully protect their investment.... Read More

Warning: October 1st 2018 Mandatory Landlord HMO Licence 08 June 2018

As usual with any Governmental regulatory changes to the private rented section there was always an early proclamation beforehand. In the beginning of March it was announced as of October 1st 2018 there will be new regulations for the licensing of HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation).... Read More

Landlords Urge Government To Help Older Renters 31 May 2018

The government has received immediate calls to help buy-to-let landlords to support elderly renters who feel the need for better security measures in their homes. A trade body issued their request upon the release of the DWP"s (Department for Works and Pensions) Family Resources Survey showing that the number of older renters had virtually doubled in the last decade.... Read More

Rent Increase in April 17 May 2018

April"s rental prices rose by 1.5% in April in comparison to the same month last year claims a tenant referencing and specialist lettings insurance company from its latest Rental Price Index. Last month"s average rent for new tenancies was £918 per calendar month.... Read More

Tenants Prefer Eco Friendly Rented Homes 12 May 2018

Apparently 42% of tenants feel that a property deemed as eco-friendly is a very important factor when deciding to rent a new "home". A recent report from an estate and letting agents chain claims that for London renters it is even a higher concern as 50% of prospective tenants include a properties "Green" efficiency in their decision whether to rent a "home".... Read More

What Tenants Really Want From A Rented Home 02 May 2018

Being a landlord can mean that at times it is not always easy to second guess exactly what prospective tenants really want from a "rental ready" home. Reasons for deciding on a property can range from anything such soft furnishings, decor which can always be spruced up to make the property more appealing and maximise first time impressions for prospective tenants.... Read More