space
 
 

You're on the UK site
change country
You are not logged in. Click here to login
 
Student Login <
Landlord Login <
Letting Agent Login <
Find Housemates Student Guides Advertise Blogs   follow us  
AFS Pinterest AFS facebook AFS Twitter AFS LinkedIn Landlord Blogs - January, 2013

Landlord Guides

     
Landlords are not switched on to buy-to-let electrical safety
 
Landlords are putting lives at risk because they are not switched on to how to ensure electrical safety in their rental homes, claims the Electrical Safety Council.

The main problem is inexperienced landlords exposing tenants to life-threatening risks because they are
     
Posted by on 30/01/2013 14:21:50
Read More

     
Buy to let rents rise nearly 5% in a year
 
Rents are up almost 5% in a year to an average £782 a month across the UK, according to the latest figures from a leading buy to let insurer.

The figures for December 2012 show that rents climbed 1.1% month-on-month, but 4.7% over the year.

However, Homelet
     
Posted by on 28/01/2013 09:38:40
Read More

     
Rogue landlord scheme nets 40 offenders in six years
 
Just 40 landlords have fallen foul of a licensing scheme in six years in Scotland – even though the fees and running costs have added up to almost £18 million.

The figures show a miniscule 0.02% of landlords were refused entry to the Landlord Registration Scheme out of
     
Posted by on 24/01/2013 14:01:05
Read More

     
Dealing with stuff tenants leave behind
 
Tenants moving on and leaving unwanted gear behind are the bane of many landlords’ lives – and they can’t just dump the stuff.

Every landlord has had to pay to clear broken, heavy or large things out of a house – like flat screen TVs that do not work or sofas.

     
Posted by on 21/01/2013 09:36:25
Read More

     
MP moves to close EPC loophole for HMOs
 
Labour MP Alan Whitehead is to put a private member bill before Parliament to close a loophole in energy performance certificate (EPC) laws for shared houses.

EPC rules exempt house in multiple occupation landlords (HMO) from giving tenants who rent rooms in a shared h
     
Posted by on 18/01/2013 09:46:55
Read More

     
Property partners must declare more than their love
 
Breaking up is always hard for property investors who have the problem of agreeing how to split up tenanted homes – and now lawyers have made life even more difficult for landlords.

Financial stress often comes with a relationship breakdown, regardless of whether the p
     
Posted by on 18/01/2013 09:42:46
Read More

     
City votes for student HMO crack down
 
Chester is the latest University City where councillors have taken on special planning powers to limit the number of shared houses rented to students.

From July 2013, student landlords wanting to open a new small house in multiple occupation (HMO) shared by three to fi
     
Posted by on 16/01/2013 15:18:23
Read More

     
Dodgy landlord guide to breaking the law
 
Landlords battling to repel increasing red tape despite offering decent homes at a fair price to tenants are often let down by a few outlandish rogue landlords.

The latest unnamed miscreant has been unveiled by London home hunter Laura Evelyn who revealed his idiosyncr
     
Posted by on 16/01/2013 14:57:45
Read More

     
£1m student loan scam detectives make arrests
 
Scotland Yard detectives have arrested three more people as part of a long-running investigation in to a £1 million phishing scam that siphoned cash from the bank accounts of hundreds of students.

Two men were jailed for their part in the fraud last year, while two are
     
Posted by on 14/01/2013 11:12:35
Read More

     
HMO landlords fined for renting out shabby properties
 
Three more bad landlords have faced courts in Oxford as the city council continues a campaign to root out poor standards in private rented homes.

In three separate cases, the landlords were ordered to pay fines and costs of nearly £25,000.

All the cases relate t
     
Posted by on 11/01/2013 12:16:40
Read More

     
Landlord crammed families in to HMO with 78 defects
 
Landlord Mehmet Parlak must pay more than £25,000 in fines and costs for letting overcrowded rooms to families with children in a shared house that was riddled with defects.

Parlak’s Watchacre Properties Ltd owned the house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Markfield Roa
     
Posted by on 09/01/2013 15:54:33
Read More

     
Green light for landlords to switch on to Green Deal
 
Landlords can finally plug in to the Green Deal for funding energy-saving improvements to upgrade heating and insulation in private rented properties. The long-awaited scheme starts for landlords on January 28, 2013. Under the scheme, whoever pays the electricity bill is re
     
Posted by on 09/01/2013 15:40:19
Read More

     
Council accused of HMO consultation ‘charade’
 
Landlords are accusing councillors of a licensing consultation charade aimed at introducing a register of shared houses by the back door. Bedford Council has launched a consultation aimed at making every private house in multiple occupation HMO) landlord in the borough sign up
     
Posted by on 04/01/2013 09:50:30
Read More

     
Global stampede to cash in on UK student letting
 
Property investors from as far away as Hong Kong are measuring up homes for sale in leading university cities in a global stampede to cash in on profits from letting to students. One leading Far East newspaper, the South China Morning Post, is urging investors to look to Glasg
     
Posted by on 04/01/2013 09:38:10
Read More


View more

Landlord Guides
 
Welcome to our Student Landlord Guides
filled with great insight and
information from our student
ambassadors.
 
Click here to visit our student blog
 
Search
 
 
Search by Date

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

November 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011
 
 
 
 
 
Are you an existing landlord?
Click here to log into your account

Are you new to AFS, click here to find out more information

LinkedIn twitter YouTube Facebook

usa flag ireland flag australia flag canada flag france flag spain flag germany flag italy flag southafrica flag india flag russia flag japan flag china flag