02
May 2013

Sunderland Landlords In Effort To Raise Standards

by Eddie Hooker
Sunderland City Council is working in partnership with private landlords to raise standards for tenants living in rented accommodation. Read more >
02
May 2013

Oldbury Landlord Hit With Record Fine

by Naomi Di Scala
A landlord whose eight blocks of flats, were called “disgusting” by a magistrate has been fined £45,900. Read more >
24
Apr 2013

Prudential Invests in Private Property Market

by Eddie Hooker
In a sign that major investors believe that the private rental market will show little sign of weakening, Prudential’s property arm has announced it has invested in homes in London and the South East. Read more >
15
Apr 2013

How to deal with rent arrears

by Eddie Hooker
For a private landlord this can mean the added pressures of rent arrears, court proceedings and ultimately evictions and unoccupied properties. Read more >
09
Apr 2013

Banks u-turn on landlords at risk

by Eddie Hooker
The forbidding of new mortgages for landlords letting to tenants on benefits by Nationwide and Lloyds bank has long been a scandal. Read more >
08
Apr 2013

Landlords make your small property appear larger!

by Sarah Male
We all know that when it comes to renting property size matters so if your property is on the petite side ensure you make the most of what space you do have with our top tips. Taking the time to spend a little effort maximising space and creating a spacious... Read more >
08
Apr 2013

New tax year is a chance for landlords to make buy-to-let less taxing

by Total Landlord Insurance
With a new tax year commencing, and repeat warnings that HMRC are cracking down on tax evasion amongst residential landlords. Read more >
27
Mar 2013

Buy-to-Let Landlords Excluded From Budget Bonus

by Eddie Hooker
An opportunity to help private landlords was missed in this budget. Read more >
26
Mar 2013

My|Deposits Northern Ireland Offer Introductory Pricing

by Eddie Hooker
Our sister company, my|deposits Northern Ireland, is offering introductory pricing* for landlords and letting agents that choose its insurance-based option. Read more >
25
Mar 2013

Survey results reassure landlords on insurance claims

by Naomi Di Scala
The importance of landlord insurance should be as recognised to buy-to-let investors as car insurance is to motorists. However, some are discouraged from sufficiently protecting themselves by preconceptions which surround the insurance industry regarding the success of claims and need for a high level of protection. Read more >
20
Mar 2013

The Landlord Lifecycle: A Guide to being a Landlord

by Eddie Hooker
More and more people are struggling to sell their homes and an increasing number of sellers are opting to let their property out as a result. Inheriting a home or moving in with a partner, are also examples of situations when people might find themselves becoming a Landlord without necessarily... Read more >
18
Mar 2013

Universal Credit Trial: Arrears soar during pilot

by Eddie Hooker
A government run pilot to ‘test run’ the new housing benefit system has seen arrears rates rise. Read more >
12
Mar 2013

Are your tenants using Payday loans to pay rent?

by Eddie Hooker
Landlords should beware of the tenant using so-called ‘payday’ loans to make up the shortfall in their rent every month. Read more >
11
Mar 2013

Section 21 Notice

by Sarah Male
A Section 21 notice is one of the most common pieces of legislation you are likely to encounter in the course of letting out property. It is important to be fully aware of what a Section 21 notice is and when it can be used to end a tenancy agreement. Read more >
11
Feb 2013

Bedroom tax will help private landlords

by Eddie Hooker
The coalition government has released plans which will directly affect the private rental sector. Read more >