green tax

Green tax will hit landlords and tenants

Yet another tax to hit landlords Green tax is coming It seems the government despite a change in Prime minister and cabinet, continue to see the buy to let landlord and the letting industry as a bottomless pit of tax. From 2018 potentially hundreds and thousands of...

too many tenant removals

Dangers of not having a legally binding tenancy agreement.

Landlord left with £10,000 clean-up bill after tenants from hell Landlord Nick Saunders let his buy to let property out to a young family and after only five months they had become the tenants from hell, leaving the house covered in in faeces and urine. Now clearly...

Universal Credit £20 notes in the shape of a house

Universal Credit forcing landlords into evictions

We have noticed a sharp increase in the number of tenants being evicted claiming that the Universal Credit (UC) system had caused them to get into difficulties. The UC replaced six means-tested benefits and tax credits seems is causing the removal of tenants through no...

Research in blogs

Would you switch to an online letting agency

Over a quarter of landlords consider using online letting agents to save money It seems a day does not go by when somebody has carried out research around the property sector. The latest shows that just over a quarter of landlords are now considering an...

wear and tear expenses changes

Landlords are your contracts legal

Landlords, are your contracts legal?   We have started to notice that many landlords to not have a formal tenancy agreement in place and are either relying on a gentleman’s agreement or a contract that is not legally binding, all well and good until something goes wrong....

wear and tear expenses changes

Landlords in UK want their tenants to be happy.

Despite more people renting a home in the UK, it seems that there is increasing competition for landlords to attract the best tenants. What would you do to keep a good tenant happy? Do you think there is an endless supply of good tenants? We read...

Evict a tenant helping remove bad tenants

Refusing Benefit Tenants not Unlawful

It seems that it is not unlawful to refuse tenants that are claiming housing benefit. A recent House of Commons briefing report: “Can private landlords refuse To Let to Housing Benefit Claimants?”  found that it is not unlawful discrimination for a landlord or letting agent...

rogue landlords to be hunted

People will try anything to become a landlord

A man pretending to be a landlord who conned two unsuspecting tenants out of over £1000 will be punished by the courts. Chesterfield courts will be dealing out the justice. However, what do you think it a suitable punishment? The defendant did not own the property...