Category Archives: Business

AXA: Rental Standards have made “significant leaps forward” but there’s still a long way to go…

According to a new report published by AXA, there have been significant leaps forward in the standards of the private rental sector since 2014. However, there is still some way to go in terms of improving safety standards. The report … Continue reading

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“Stop blaming letting agents for rental sector problems” Lettings expert comments on landmark report

Earlier this week, The Evolving Private Rented Sector: Its Contribution and Potential, was published by Dr Julie Rugg and David Rhodes. This landmark report on private renting outlined the “confused and contradictory” nature of regulation, as well as a sector … Continue reading

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Shelter told ‘vilifying letting agents won’t solve housing problems’

The report ‘End DSS Discrimination’ published by the National Housing Federation and Shelter this week has attracted a strong rebuke from the National Approved Lettings Scheme (NALS). The report received widespread attention in the media, continuing recent media hostilities towards … Continue reading

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Rents to rise 15% as landlords squeezed by regulation and running costs

Rents are expected to increase 15% over the next five years due to increasing demand and limited supply following the Governments section 24 tax assault on buy to let investors.  A Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) market snapshot shows … Continue reading

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Study finds evicting rogue tenants takes 17 weeks

It’s not unusual to see the press churning out stories covering landlords who break the law and exploit vulnerable tenants. However, the same enthusiasm is often missing when it comes to landlords who are forced to deal with rogue tenants … Continue reading

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Red tape milestone: There are now over 125 pieces of legislation affecting the private rented sector

There are now over 125 pieces of legislation and regulations governing the private rental sector, according to research undertaken by Letting Agent Today. According to the publisher “the total of over 125 tells only part of the story, for LAT’s … Continue reading

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Want simpler and easier property management? Rent to families

With more than 1,000 responses to the latest quarterly research panel from the National Landlords Association shows that landlords who rent to families and young couples spend on average one full working day a week on property management. The panel … Continue reading

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