Category Archives: Renting

Free BTL book

Free BTL book - limited offer but register now for a free copy of this btl book. 'Successful Property Letting' is written by expert property consultant David Lawrenson, ‘Successful Property Letting: How to Make Money in Buy-to-let’ (RRP £9.99) is … Continue reading
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All private tenancies to be registered with council

All 257 private rented properties in the Little Ilford ward of Newham, London, have now been licensed.

The ward, which has been designated a Neighbourhood Improvement Zone, is seen as just the start by the council. It wants to extend the … Continue reading
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Social housing TV program

Documentary about social housing Series 2 of Neighbourhood Watched Series following Britain's housing officers. Ivan takes on an abusive tenant who claims he is being victimised, and Linda investigates a suspicious smell. (R) Tenant is allowed to keep one pet … Continue reading
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English Housing Survey shows problems

English Housing Survey (EHS) Shows that a third of private rental homes 'have safety hazards' Government housing report says almost 40% of converted flats and older properties have category 1 hazards, which can cause death, burns and loss of limbs … Continue reading
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Low EPC houses to be banned

“From 2016, any tenant or their representatives asking for their landlord’s consent to make reasonable energy efficiency improvements cannot be refused. From 2018, the rental of the very worst performing properties—those rated F and G—will be banned through a minimum … Continue reading
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Why landlords have no excuse not to insulate

It's shocking some of the a stories people tell of landlords refusing to put in even basic insulation in lofts, let alone cavity walls. There's no reason why they shouldn't as there are grants and schemes available. The Landlord’s Energy … Continue reading
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Thousands Homeless by Christmas

Thousands could be homeless by Christmas I don't understand this quote though: "Social landlords are already reporting a rise in rent arrears following the government's move to reduce housing benefit earlier this year." Do people on LHA in council accomodation … Continue reading
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EU changes to BTL mortgages planned

Instead, EU proposals would bring Britain into line with Continental practice and force lenders to assess BTL in the same way as mortgage applications by owner occupiers on their prime residence; that is, the main criterion would be the borrower’s … Continue reading
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LHA to make landlords pull out

This is a mildly amusing article presumably aimed at frightening the government into increasing rent paid under LHA. (Local housing allowance). 3/4 of landlords will stop renting to LHA tenants says a survey by Landlord Today. Interesting to see who … Continue reading
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Rogue Landlords

Deal with Rogue Landlords - Have you heard about a rogue landlord? Let Shelter know at this special section of their website
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