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Landlords require ‘more protection’ say couple left with £10k clean-up bill

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Significantly more must be done to protect landlords from rogue tenants, according to a couple who were left with a £10,000 clean-up bill after tenants trashed their property in South Tyneside...

MP tables early day motion urging landlords to improve gas safety

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Labour MP and gas safety campaigner George Howarth has tabled an early day motion (EDM) calling on landlords and social housing providers to use the latest in modern technology to improve gas safety in homes across the UK...

Tenant fees ban could leave landlords facing lengthy void periods

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Changes to letting agent fees could lead to increased rent arrears and higher repossessions as a consequence of a potential reduction in the quality of tenant referencing in the private rented sector, according to Endsleigh...

Vida Homeloans reduces buy-to-let rates by up to 0.6%

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Vida Homeloans has cut its buy-to-let tracker and fixed rate mortgage rates by up to 0...

Wales sees rents rise faster than anywhere else in the UK

Monday 27th March 2017

Rents across in England and Wales rose in all but two of the eight regions analysed in the year to February 2017, led by gains in Wales, the latest Your Move England & Wales Buy to Let Index has revealed...

Landlords at risk of non-compliance due to buy-to-let tax changes

Monday 27th March 2017

Landlords are under mounting pressure which is making them vulnerable to non-compliance in their accounting following a raft of changes, including tax measures, in the buy-to-let sector, according to Visionbase Software...

Rogue landlords hit with £18k penalty for letting hazardous property

Monday 27th March 2017

Three landlords have been ordered to pay costs totalling £18,000 for renting out an unsafe house in High Wycombe, which included faulty electrics and lack of fire protection...

Lincoln Council launching new landlord accreditation scheme this week

Monday 27th March 2017

The City of Lincoln Council will launch the Trusted Landlord Scheme this week in an effort to promote best practice and improve conditions in Lincoln’s private rented sector...

Trade body fears mass sell-off of buy-to-let properties

Friday 24th March 2017

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are planning to sell-off their properties as the government’s punitive new tax changes cause investors to quit the market, new research shows...

Buy-to-let tycoon offers £10k purse to fight journalist

Friday 24th March 2017

The UK’s largest private landlord Fergus Wilson has called out a local journalist over a prospective fight after being insulted by the reporter...



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