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Landlords licensing scheme is abandoned by council
 
Landlords around the UK are increasingly facing the prospect of being forced into signing up for council-run licensing schemes which are aimed at rooting out rogue landlords but for many it's just an extra cost to bear.

Now one council is going against the trend and has
     
Posted by on 20/03/2014 15:21:12
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Landlords could pay for cannabis farm damage
 
A growing problem for landlords in the UK is to have their properties being turned into secret cannabis farms and now an insurance specialist is warning their insurance cover may not pay out for the damage.

The warning comes from insurance specialist firm Cover4LetProper
     
Posted by on 20/03/2014 15:20:37
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Call to streamline tenant eviction process
 
The process for landlords to evict tenants in the private sector should be streamlined and made quicker, says a tenant eviction service.

The call comes as the Government puts together a working group of housing charities and landlords to develop proposals that would see
     
Posted by on 18/03/2014 17:19:06
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Voids are in decline but most landlords don't prepare
 
Another indicator that the private rental housing sector in the UK is going from strength-to-strength is that landlords report that the number of void periods they have are falling.

In a survey of 1,000 landlords for the BDRC Continental Landlord Panel, 34% of responden
     
Posted by on 18/03/2014 17:18:49
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Most landlords only own one rental property
 
The rise of the 'accidental landlord' has been underlined with new research which reveals that most landlords live within 10 miles of their rental property.

In addition, only 6% of landlords own more than one property, according to lettings firm Countrywide.

T
     
Posted by on 18/03/2014 17:18:37
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Why property investors are buying student accommodation
 
With large investors now piling into the student accommodation market, is this a good time for a private investor to part with their cash?

Investors are increasingly attracted to the rate of student property yields - some developers are offering a 7% yield which is guar
     
Posted by on 18/03/2014 17:18:24
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