Category: tenancies

It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

June 8th is fast approaching and we have already looked at each party’s manifesto offerings to landlords: Conservative | Labour | Liberal Democrats | Green Party | UKIP When it comes to the private rented sector, each party has an offering that would appeal to the tenant more than the landlord. With 20% of all … Continue reading It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

Tenants, be officially young (foolish?) and happy!

Tenants, be officially young (foolish?) and happy!

Happy, and increasingly younger, tenants are paying less and staying longer in their homes. Those are today’s findings from the English Housing Survey (EHS), conducted by the independent Office of National Statistics (ONS), which will come as music to landlords ears. In 2015-16, the private rented sector accounted for 4.5 million or 20% of households. Of … Continue reading Tenants, be officially young (foolish?) and happy!

Would you know how to regain possession of your property?

As a landlord there will be times when you may need to seek possession of your property, for example if your tenants are in arrears or your property has been damaged through anti-social behaviour (the most common reasons). Worryingly, 37 per cent of landlords have experienced arrears in the last 12 months – this rises … Continue reading Would you know how to regain possession of your property?

Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life…

Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life…

They say a week is a long time in politics so the fortnight since our last lobbying update must seem like an eternity to some.  For us however, it often seems there aren't enough hours in the day as the Government continues to implement numerous policies which affect landlords  at breakneck speed with, in some … Continue reading Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life…