400,000 properties in England and Wales could be unlettable from April 2018

21 July, 20170 Comments
According to government figures one in ten UK rental properties could be unlettable next year, if landlords fail to improve their energy efficiency. From April 2018, rental properties must have a minimum EPC rating of E. The regulations will apply to new lets and renewals of tenancies, and from 1 April 2020 it will extend
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The Week The Landlords Moved In – Episode 3: Communication Is Key

13 July, 20170 Comments
The third episode of this series aired last night, featuring Founder of Tenant Referencing UK Paul Routledge. The series aims to challenge successful landlords to spend an eye-opening week living in one of their own rentals, on their tenant’s budget, to see life through their tenant’s eyes. Speaking on BBC Radio Bristol this morning, Paul
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29% of UK renters experiencing drainage or damp issues receive no assistance from their landlord…

24 January, 20170 Comments
New research from 1,000 private tenants has revealed that the vast majority have experienced problems with damp or poor drainage at some point during their tenancy. The survey commissioned by drainage firm Lanes Group found that 85% of respondents had experienced damp or drainage issues, where just under a third (29%) claimed that they hadn’t
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Landlord ordered to pay over £8,000 for catalogue of health and safety hazards

18 January, 20170 Comments
An unscrupulous landlord who failed to maintain his rental property, which included mould and a leaking toilet, has been prosecuted by Woking Borough Council. Landlord Alan Kevin Fowler, of 22 Bainton Mead, Woking GU21 3LW, has been ordered to pay out a total of £8,432 for failing to carry out essential work despite being served
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New training for landlords is rolled out

01 December, 20160 Comments
Weston’s landlords have joined forces to undergo a vigorous training and accreditation scheme, which they claim will protect tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the town centre. Dozens of the town’s landlords signed up to the Somerset Property Network’s National Landlords Code of Excellence at a meeting in October.
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Poor insulation means money out of the window for 2.6 million households this winter

17 November, 20160 Comments
The Association for the Conservation of Energy have revealed that UK windows are the leakiest out of 11 northern European nations, with 15.9% suffering from badly insulated windows and walls. With one in ten families facing the tough decision between ‘Heating or Eating’ this winter, the association’s CEO says the situation has turned the UK
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Landlord opposed to selective licensing gains support for referendum

11 November, 20160 Comments
Over 4,000 residents in Burnley have signed a petition calling for a referendum to decide whether Burnley Borough Council should be led by an elected mayor. Prepared by disgruntled buy-to-let landlord Geoffrey Berg, from Prestwich in Bury, the petition came about after he become angered with Burnley Council’s extension of its Selective Landlord Licensing scheme over several more
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