February 26, 2019

What will the Tenant Fees Act 2019 mean for landlords?

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The Tenant Fees Bill received Royal Assent on February 12th, meaning it has completed its journey through Parliament and has now passed into law as the Tenant Fees Act 2019. Since the plans were first unveiled by the chancellor Philip Hammond in the 2016 Autumn Statement, the Act has been a hot topic within the […]

March 26, 2017

Should tenants carry out their own home improvements?

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Which tenants are most likely to carry out home improvements? In a recent article by Landlord Today, research by Plentific suggests that only 15% of people aged 18-34 spend over £500 on home improvements whilst renting, in comparison to 27% of people aged over 55.  Overall, tenants spending £500 or more on home improvements account […]

March 22, 2017

Why should landlords make improvements to rental properties?

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Are your tenants scared to complain? The Association of Rental Letting Agents (ARLA) reported in February that some private tenants would rather live in dangerously cold properties than contact their landlord to complain about issues such as a lack of energy efficient heating,  regular condensation or excessive damp and mould.  According to the article, in […]

March 17, 2016

UK landlords have healthy finances as fewer serious arrears are built-up

Landlord finances   Landlords in the UK private rented sector are becoming less likely to have tenants which suffer from a serious build-up of arrears, new research has found. With just 1.6% of landlords having tenancies in this position, the findings reverse the deteriorating trend throughout the earlier parts of 2015. There were 82,900 households […]

March 2, 2016

East Midlands tops tenant satisfaction survey

New research has found that tenants in the East Midlands have the highest satisfaction with their landlords in comparison with other regions in the UK. The survey, which was performed by the National Landlords Association (NLA) found that in total 83 per cent of East Midlands renters were satisfied with their landlord. Tenants in the […]

July 16, 2014

A hands on approach with tenant referencing

With the rapid expansion of the UK private rented sector, there’s a rapidly expanding need for more stringent tenant referencing, so says Marc Da Silva from The Negotiator. Hands-on approachAlthough many agents do outsource their tenant referencing service to a third-party, there are others who prefer to keep the work in-house. “We have so far […]