Category Archives: Possession

New DPS figures find cleaning and damage dominate list of deposit disputes

New data released this week by the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) has found that cleaning and property damage are among the most common reasons for landlords and agents to make deposit deductions. The data charts results going back over the … 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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An average eviction now takes 118 days

Analysis by the Simple Landlords Insurance Company has found that it takes an average of 118 days for court appointed bailiffs to remove tenants from private homes after a claim is brought to court. According to researchers, this is the … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Report Recommends Confiscation of Property & New Housing Court for the Private Rented Sector

A new report published by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee has shown MPs want to review the laws surrounding private rental sector standards, as well as strengthening council enforcement measures to tackle the 800,000 privately rented properties … Continue reading

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A quick guide to Scotland’s new private tenancy

From 1 December 2017 the private rented sector in Scotland is changing. Landlords will no-longer be able to create Short Assured Tenancies (SATs), instead the new default residential tenancy will be the Private Residential Tenancy (PRT). Existing SATs will not … Continue reading

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Despairing at disrepair

To begin, a caveat: Disrepair exists in private rented property, it is too prevalent and inexcusable. Landlords and letting agents have a major role to play in being proactive and responsible about maintenance and repairs. That notwithstanding, conditions across the … Continue reading

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Keep on top of your game

There’s been a raft of new legislation announced recently that will affect the lettings industry, so now is probably a good time to be thinking about whether your staff are up to speed and equipped to meet the expectations of … Continue reading

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