Tag Archives: Deposit

Landlords still face cleaning as top check-out dispute

Being handed back dirty properties at the tenant’s check-out stage is still the number one cause of disputes between landlords and tenants, according to a new report. Imfuna Let says that cleaning accounts for 58% of disputes and that the number has risen by 5% on last year. The next […]

Reforms will see landlords facing a tax bombshell

More than 60% of landlords with private rental properties face being pushed into higher rates of income tax because of Government reforms, according to research. The Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) says this is no time for landlords to feel complacent after the Chancellor George Osborne announced in his budget that […]

‘Savvy landlords’ enjoy low to let rates

A surge in buy to let remortgaging activity in June has been put down to ‘savvy landlords’ capitalising on record low interest rates. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed that remortgaging activity rocketed by a third which was fuelled by fears that the Bank of England was due […]

Landlords have more deposit protection choice

Landlords have more choice over how to safeguard tenant deposits after changes in the market at the start of April 2013.

Skint renters take 23 years to save a deposit for a home

Just how much renters need financial help from the government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee plans is revealed by new figures that show most would take 23 years to save enough money for a deposit.

Letting agent gambles away £12,000 tenant deposits

A Plymouth estate agent has admitted that he gambled away £12,000 that tenants had given as deposits on properties.

Letting agent jailed for £210,000 fraud

Letting agent Keith Ranson stole more than £210,000 from landlords and tenants to fuel a lavish lifestyle.

Landlord fined for ‘minor’ deposit error

Judges are getting tough with landlords who make minor errors over the new data protection laws.