Blogs

Fire

What's the real cost of a waking watch?

Proof, if any were needed, of the financial burden being shouldered by leaseholders living in buildings with unsafe cladding was published on Friday by the MHCLG. The Government consulted a range of industry bodies to collect data on waking watch costs across a wide ...

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Rental yields

Rents are going up… but not in London

Landlords who have invested in studio flats in London are finding themselves badly squeezed in the current rental market, according to the latest market analysis from Rightmove. Asking rents hit record highs outside London in September – up to £964 per month - but in...

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Money3

Building safety - but at a price

Speaking at a Construction Leaders Summit held earlier this month, Government adviser Dame Judith Hackitt delivered this poignant message about the Draft Safety Bill that was published in July in response to the recommendations of her 2018 building safety review.  Sh...

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Virtual viewings

Could UPRNs start a real revolution in renting?

Across the country, dozens of local authorities are clamping down on rogue landlords by setting up licensing schemes to ensure the rental sector is operated within the law. This is costing landlords  a small fortune in many cases as licensing fees can run into thousa...

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Could UPRNs start a real revolution in renting?

Could UPRNs be a real revolution in renting?Across the country, dozens of local authorities are clamping down on rogue landlords by setting up licensing schemes to ensure the rental sector is operated within the law. This is costly, with landlords being charged fees ...

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Could UPRNs start a real revolution in renting?

Could UPRNs be a real revolution in renting?Across the country, dozens of local authorities are clamping down on rogue landlords by setting up licensing schemes to ensure the rental sector is operated within the law. This is costly, with landlords being charged fees ...

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Could UPRNs start a real revolution in renting?

Could UPRNs be a real revolution in renting?Across the country, dozens of local authorities are clamping down on rogue landlords by setting up licensing schemes to ensure the rental sector is operated within the law. This is costly, with landlords being charged fees ...

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Leaking water

Winter maintenance made easy

The UK hasn’t had a really cold winter for a few years now but the temperature is certainly dropping and heavier rainfall is forecast for the months ahead. So for landlords, now is the time to make sure your rental properties will keep your tenants warm and dry this ...

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Insurance

Why use a letting agent?

Today’s issue of Landlord Today reveals that only a quarter of landlords is using a letting agent to fully manage their rental homes. Another 15% uses an agent on an occasional basis – mainly to help them find a tenant. The Twitter survey was carried out for Landlord...

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Care

How to weed out the cannabis criminals

Despite crime rates having fallen in recent years, the chances are that they will start to go up again as the economy tanks post-pandemic. So landlords should be alert to any signs of illegal activity being carried out in their rented homes.Police in Portsmouth seize...

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