Category Archives: Repairs

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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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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Study finds 41% of tenant’s ‘create issues’ and leave repair costs of £210

A survey conducted by interiors company Hillary’s has found that 41% of tenants have issues with their agents or landlords. The study also found that the average tenant leaves a property requiring £210 of maintenance and repair fees. The study … Continue reading

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