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Universal Credit & Impact On Rent Arrears

One of the topics causing a great deal of debate at the moment for private sector landlords is universal credit and the predicted impact that it will have on rent arrears. Currently, 25% of tenants in the private sector receive housing or other benefits.  However, the current system is being changed to bring various benefits […]

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9% of Private Tenants in Rent Arrears

According to survey findings around 9% of tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are in rent arrears or have experienced rent arrears in the last 12 months.  Compared to social tenants, of whom 25% are in rent arrears/ have been in last 12 months.   The English Housing Survey (EHS) is a national survey […]

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Fixed Wire Testing For Rental Properties

As a landlord, one of the fundamental responsibilities you have is a duty to provide tenants with a safe home to live in and in this article we want to remind you of the importance of periodic Fixed Wire Testing. With regards to the legal regulations, it is quite surprising that it is not currently a […]

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Gas Safety Check – Reminder For Landlords

The seventh annual Gas Safety Week is upon us and we pledge our support to raise awareness of the importance for landlords to carry out an annual gas safety check.  Poorly maintained gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Gas safety is important all year round, not just at the […]

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Back to the Section 21 Notice future!

It’s a warm and sunny Bank Holiday weekend and we understand that the last thing you’ll probably want to read about are reminders to property legislation and changes to Section 21 Notice. That said, if you’re a landlord we can’t stress the importance of keeping abreast, and reminded, of any changes…so the team at […]

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How to Rent Guide – July 2018 Landlord Download

Serving the tenant with a copy of the latest (July 2018) How to Rent Guide, a booklet which is issued by Government detailing a checklist for tenants when renting, is one of the very first actions you must take before renting out a house in England. Download the How to Rent Guide (July 2018 PDF Booklet) and Landlord Checklist here […]

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Renting Out A House For The First Time

Recent years has seen the demand for long term and short term rentals soar. Rising house prices are making it more difficult for people to get on the property ladder. To capitalize on demand, more homeowners are renting out a house for the first time. First time landlords need to tick off a few things before […]

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Non-Resident Landlord – Tax reminder for overseas landlords

What is a Non-Resident landlord? A non-resident landlord is essentially a landlord who lives overseas for more than 6 months of the year and rents out a property in the United Kingdom and is therefore required to pay tax on any rental income. Drawbacks of being an overseas landlord Although it can be tempting to self […]

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