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...

how to evict a tenant in england and wales

Rogue Birmingham landlord fined £24k

Rogue Birmingham landlord fined £24k after putting lives of tenants at risk A landlord who has property in Birmingham was recently fined £24k for failing to obtain a HMO license and multiple breaches of the HMO Management Regulations. It was reported that the property was a...

ignoring the deposit scheme

Landlords avoiding benefits tenants

Landlords avoiding benefits tenants due to Osborne's tax changes It makes sense that landlords are now looking to house tenants less likely to miss rental payments in order to minimise the impact of a number of tax changes to the Private Rented Sector (PRS). This...

ignoring the deposit scheme

Estate agent steals £30k and only pays back £1300

Estate agent, pockets nearly £30,000 and lavishing it on luxury holidays to Las Vegas and Egypt Yet another rogue individual within the property industry. A estate agent left tenants facing eviction and landlords unpaid after pocketing nearly £30,000 and splashing out on two luxury holidays. Nicholas Dowse...

too many tenant removals

social landlords evict more than private landlords

Tenant evictions up in England and Wales Now I wonder how many people will look at this headline and immediately blame the private landlords for this statistic. The number of households evicted from rental accommodation in England and Wales rose by 5% in the first three...