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Landlords warned that DIY inventories could cost them dearly

It might be a tempting way to save cash but landlords are being warned that producing their own inventory may see them make common mistakes which could lead to a costly tenant dispute. The warning comes from Imfuna Let who say that the mistakes are made at tenant check-in and check-out which puts the landlord […]

The most profitable areas for landlords are in…

The top 10 areas that provide landlords with the most profit in England have been revealed in a new survey. Towns in Hertfordshire and Essex dominate the list to give the best returns on property outside London. The survey has been published by property website Rightmove who say that the best area for an investor […]

Rent arrears hit a two-year high

The number of tenants in the UK’s rental properties with severe rent arrears has reached a two year high, according to a new report. In the Tenant Arrears Tracker, which is put together by Your Move and Reeds Rains, found that there are more than 74,000 tenants who owe more than two months’ rent. The […]

BTL landlords could be forced out of business

Worries that the tax crackdown on landlords announced in the recent Budget have been proven with a new survey which reveals that one in five landlords believe they will be put out of business within the next two years. The findings come from specialist landlord law firm, Access Legal, who say that their research shows […]

Property damage affects “400,000 landlords”

According to the National Landlord’s Association (NLA), around 400,000 landlords have had tenants damage their property in the last year. That’s around 29% of all UK landlords and, the NLA claims, around 120,000 landlords or 8% have had to make an insurance claim as a result. This means that the average landlord is now spending […]

Landlords urged to carry out checks to avoid bad tenants

The failure by landlords across the UK to carry out basic pre-tenancy checks is leaving them exposed to having some of the country’s worst tenants occupying their property, according to one firm. In research conducted by insurance firm AXA, they found that nearly two-thirds of tenants admitted to breaking their rental agreement terms. More worryingly, […]

Landlords – Responsibilities and liabilities to tenants

Everyone seems to have some sort of advice to a landlord about responsibilities towards tenants – but just what are they and how do they affect the legal obligations of the job?

Landlord’s guide to damp and condensation

Damp and condensation can lead to serious problems for landlords, damaging properties and potentially affecting the health of tenants.