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 - June, 2013

Landlord Guides

     
Article 4 directions explained for student landlords
 
Student landlords often face dealing with Ďarticle 4 directionsí imposed by councils as a tool for managing shared house living standards.

Around 60 councils in England have voted in or are considering article 4 directions, so hereís a look at how the rules affect stud
     
Posted by on 19/06/2013 13:44:45
Read More

     
Buy to let insurance warning for leasehold landlords
 
Buy to let insurance companies are warning leasehold landlords that they are not covered for paying for repairs to parts of the building owned by others.

The warning follows a landlord paying out thousands to repair leaking guttering at a block of leasehold flats to st
     
Posted by on 19/06/2013 13:40:16
Read More

     
House prices go through the roof to hit record high
 
House prices have climbed to a record high Ė beating the pre-slump peak of February 2008, according to a leading estate agent.

The average house put on an extra £900 in value in May 2013 Ė up 0.4% from April 2013 Ė to reach £233,061.

Over the past 12 months,
     
Posted by on 17/06/2013 09:12:20
Read More

     
Law breaking landlords donít know they are uninsured
 
Thousands of landlords are currently uninsured because they have ignored or donít know about electrical safety laws, according to a new report.

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) argues landlords have the power to improve safety in their homes for millions of tenants,
     
Posted by on 14/06/2013 09:19:37
Read More

     
Get landlords to pay letting fees, not tenants, says charity
 
Landlords should pay the costs of setting up tenancy agreements to letting agents, not hard-up tenants, according to housing charity Shelter.

Tenants are paying an average £350 in fees to letting agents and thatís unfair, says the charity, because landlords decide whic
     
Posted by on 14/06/2013 09:14:49
Read More

     
We donít know how many HMOs are in town, says council
 
A council has confessed to having no idea about the number of shared houses in multiple occupation in a town.

Boston Council has just three houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) on the public register of licences granted.

Unofficially, one councillor, Paul Gl
     
Posted by on 11/06/2013 13:53:16
Read More

     
Landlords dip in to their rents to cover living costs
 
Landlords are dipping in to rents to cover their monthly living costs rather than save for retirement, according to new research.

In a clear shift from 2011, property investors are more likely to bolster their incomes with buy to let rents rather than to put the money
     
Posted by on 11/06/2013 13:48:31
Read More

     
Are councils victimising student landlords?
 
Student landlords could be forgiven for feeling victimised as councils around the country announce plans to control shared homes.

The towns and cities causing concern arenít always the well-known university locations with Winchester, Plymouth and Bath all generating he
     
Posted by on 07/06/2013 09:49:41
Read More

     
Student sails his way to saving cash by living on a houseboat
 
As a way for students to enjoy cheap living costs it takes some beating but Joe Pearce saved a small fortune by not living in expensive digs and instead opting to live on a boat.

The student of physical geography bought his 23-foot Falmouth Gypsy class yacht for just £
     
Posted by on 05/06/2013 14:11:50
Read More

     
Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance
 
The Landlord Energy Saving Scheme (LESA) can save up to £1,500 in income tax on every buy to let property in an investorís portfolio simply by buying in to energy efficiency products for the home.

HM Revenue and Customs is running the scheme until April 5, 2015 Ė and L
     
Posted by on 05/06/2013 14:07:44
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

November 2017

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