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Rental Property Fraud – HM Land Registry

You’ve leased your property to a great new tenant and they’ve even paid 6 months’ rent in advance. Everything seems to be going smoothly until, passing the property a few months later, you notice a ‘For Sale’ sign outside? It turns out that your great tenant is in fact a fraudster who has stolen your […]

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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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How Landlords Finance Investment Property

If you’re interested in becoming a property investor, developer or landlord, one of the first questions you may ask is “how do landlords finance rental property?” Well, there is actually a range of finance options available to get you off the ground. Even experienced large portfolio landlords can find the market of alternative lending rather […]

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Renting Jargon – What Does it all Mean?

Residential Lettings can, at times, be a bit of a confusing minefield and sometimes we forget that not all our readers are experienced with all the technical terms and abbreviations. So we have decided to create this list of rental jargon busters for Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents.   Jargon terms and their meanings Accelerated […]

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Getting Started As A Landlord

The UK’s property rental sector has seen phenomenal growth since the year 2000, and there are now around 5.4mn privately rented properties and households. This sector growth has doubled during the period and is predicted to be around 7.2mn by the year 2025. This makes the thought of becoming a landlord quite attractive, so if […]

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Factors likely to impact the UK rental property market in 2019

Private landlords worried about their existing or planned property investments will be keen to learn what’s likely to impact the UK rental property market in 2019. Brexit is a big issue, of course, and we don’t yet know how that is likely to impact on property prices or demand for rental homes in the UK. […]

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2018 Private Landlord Survey – Results Issued By Government

The 2018 Government survey of private landlords in England has now been finalised and a report was issued on 31 January 2019. The report makes interesting reading and we’ve picked out some of the most interesting facts. Highlights of the 2018 Private Landlord Survey The survey indicates there were around 4.5mn private rented properties in […]

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The Midlands An Emerging Rental Property Hotspot

Landlords looking for the next UK rental property hotspot will find that the Midlands is becoming more popular. Prices have risen quite dramatically over the past year or so. The area has seen a sharp rise in sales of properties worth £1mn or more. Up by 67% for the first half of 2018. This compares […]

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