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New model tenancy agreement launched by Government
 
A new model tenancy agreement for use by landlords in the private rental sector has been unveiled by the Government.
The agreement is for assured short hold tenancies, particularly those of two or more years, and thereís built-in provision for rent reviews and an ability to
     
Posted by on 26/09/2014 14:52:46
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Buy to let landlords enjoy rents record
 
The cost of renting a home in the UK has now hit an all-time high record figure of £761 a month, according to research.
The LSL Property Services index says the figure matches the peak in tenants looking for new homes to rent.
The firm, which owns Your Move and Reeds R
     
Posted by on 26/09/2014 14:45:25
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Five tenants now chase every rental property
 
Demand for rental properties in the UK continues to rocket with news that five tenants are now chasing each rental property, according to a survey.
The findings have been revealed in the Countrywide Monthly Lettings Index covering August which highlights that rents have gro
     
Posted by on 26/09/2014 14:36:03
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Landlords prepared to pay a premium to expand their portfolio
 
Around two-thirds of landlords are willing to pay a premium on a propertyís purchase price to expand their portfolio when the property is in mint condition, research has shown.
The study was undertaken by HSBC which revealed that renovated buy to let property was more attrac
     
Posted by on 10/09/2014 10:41:38
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Landlords fail to protect tenant's deposits
 
A survey has revealed that 38% of landlords have never heard of tenancy deposit protection schemes which the CEO of one scheme said was 'worrying'.
The figure relates to the number of worried landlords calling Landlord Actionís legal helpline for advice on how to evict a t
     
Posted by on 10/09/2014 10:38:51
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Many UK landlords lose money
 
The need for professionalism when becoming a landlord has been underlined by a survey which reveals that more than a quarter of landlords with one property lose money or just break even.
The survey was undertaken by the National Landlords Association (NLA) which also found t
     
Posted by on 10/09/2014 10:35:40
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Average student rents in UK fall
 
The average rental value (ARV) of student properties in the UK has fallen slightly over the past year, according to a survey.
Leading student accommodation website Accommodation for Students says that the ARV is now £79.27, a drop of 37p from the £79.64 being paid last yea
     
Posted by on 03/09/2014 11:48:46
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Landlords at risk from ghost tenants
 
Landlords with buy to let properties in the UK have been warned to check who is living in them after fears that millions of ghost tenants could be secretly living there which could put their livelihood at risk.
The warning comes from The Online Letting Agents which is urgi
     
Posted by on 03/09/2014 11:43:43
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Survey reveals landlords will not use an online letting agent
 
More than half of landlords would never consider using an online letting agent and would prefer to use a traditional High Street agency instead, according to a survey.
The annual landlord survey by Property Academy showed that out of nearly 3,000 landlords questioned, only
     
Posted by on 03/09/2014 11:36:39
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