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No DSS! Closing the door on tenant discrimination.

Across the UK today, approximately 889,000 tenants in England receive housing benefit to help pay their rent and get by. And whilst the vast majority of these ‘housing-benefit’ tenants are decent, well-meaning citizens who value, take pride in, and look after their accommodation, those who miss multiple payments, fall into long-term arrears without showing any […]

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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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Tenancy and Property Management Tips for Landlords

Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, has been involved in the legal system since 1987  with a specialism in landlord/tenant disputes and property management.   Paul has recently joined the list of industry experts who regularly contribute to the LettingaProperty.com blog, whom are happy to share their wealth of experience with our landlords and tenants.  […]

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Tenant on Benefits – Part 3 (Final Lessons)

The final part of Mary Latham’s’ article on a relevant question in todays’ rental market… ‘What do I do if my tenant becomes reliant on benefits?’ A quick intro… Mary Latham is a professional landlord and active member of the NLA and her experience, knowledge and understanding of property topics within the rental community is […]

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Tenant on Benefits – Part 2 (Health reasons)

Last week we published the first of three articles on Mary Latham’s own experiences as a Landlord. In particular, the focus on a topical question in todays’ rental market… ‘What do I do if my tenant becomes reliant on benefits?’ Mary Latham, a professional landlord and active member of the NLA, is well known by […]

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What do I do if my tenant ends up on benefits?

Mary Latham, professional landlord with over 40 years experience has taken time out of her busy schedule to exclusively write about her own experiences as a landlord.  In particular, Mary focuses on a relevant question in today’s rental market…‘What do I do if my tenant ends up on benefits?’ Keep an eye out over the […]

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The danger of buying a property for conversion to an HMO.

“Romney shot himself in the foot this week, then re-loaded, and shot the other foot” – Affan Chowdhry Most universities were built before most of us were born and, just like Airports, it is fairly safe to say if you buy your home close to one of them there is the potential for it to […]

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Tenants on Housing Benefit are turning to Private Landlords

Tenants on Housing Benefit are turning to Private Landlords

The private rental sector is experiencing a soaring demand from tenants on benefits. The latest RICS quarterly rental survey, covering the quarter to the end of July, says that 13% of all new lets were to housing benefit tenants. The statistic is up from 8% the previous quarter and is the highest since the RICS […]

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