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Landlord

PBSA market seen positive for investors in 2020

The outlook for the UK’s Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) industry is strong for 2020, with a number of details supportive of growth. According to global property management business JLL, the combination of demand for higher education being on the rise, the UK’s deserving reputation for excellence in this area, along with the income earning potential of this property niche, its prospects are positive for students and investors.

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Rent Guarantor Dec 30, 2019
Eviction Notice
Landlord

RLA calls for landlord repossession process reforms

The UK Government should take the time to make meaningful reforms to the Private Rental Sector, (PRS) including the creation of a new housing court to help ensure landlords can pursue eviction proceedings in a timely and organised manner, once Section 21 repossessions are no longer an option. Steps must be taken, not only to ensure tenants are protected and treated fairly but also that landlords are supported and can invest in the sector, with confidence that they can evict bad tenants without lengthy processes and a loss of income.

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Rent Guarantor Dec 27, 2019
Money
Landlord

Tenant Fees Ban not affecting rents - yet

Recent research suggests that contrary to some expectations, the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act in England and Wales, hasn’t led to widespread increases in rent. Even though rents are rising in some regions, the reason for that is more likely to be a lack of rental stock, rather than the additional rules and regulations letting agents and landlords must follow.

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Rent Guarantor Dec 23, 2019
Property News
Landlord

UK landlord sentiment worsens amid gloomy outlook

UK landlord sentiment is weak right now as they expect taxes and regulations to get worse over the next three years. If you’re a landlord yourself then its likely these worries aren’t new for you and the fact that more Buy-to-Let (BTL) landlords are increasingly concerned about them is probably one of the main reasons why investment into rental homes is currently stalled.

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Rent Guarantor Dec 18, 2019
Fees
Landlord

New information matrix from TDS and ARLA aims to simplify tenant fees ban

The Tenancy Deposit Service (TDS) and ARLA PropertyMark have created a new information matrix to help simplify all the details of the new tenant fees ban for letting agents and landlords, as some confusion over the new rules remain. This is a particular problem for landlords and letting agents who operate in both England and Wales where there are some differences in the rules.

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Rent Guarantor Dec 16, 2019
Brexit Impact
Landlord

Brexit effect on UK property prices positive for overseas and expat investors

The Brexit effect is something that many people living in the UK continue to struggle with, regardless of their view on what should happen. Afterall, years of uncertainty and disagreement aren’t easy for anyone to cope with. However, while the UK’s property market has stalled a little and people are more cautious over buying or investing in property, for overseas buyers, Brexit uncertainty has made this a more attractive and potentially profitable market for them.

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Alan Wong Dec 12, 2019