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Archive for September, 2015

How happy are tenants with their landlords?

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages has shown that 81% of tenants living in the private rented sector are satisfied with their landlord. The survey was carried out during the first quarter by BDRC Continental, a market research firm….

Fake landlord

A man who posed as the landlord of the apartment he was renting in London, in order to con an estimated £20,000 out of duped renters is being hunted by police.  The Islington Gazette reported that the scam operated mid-September…

ARLA

The Association of Residential Letting Agents have said that many agents are witnessing increases in the cost of renting in its latest market survey. It showed that 36% of agent’s report that rents have increased in June, the highest number…

Countrywide analysis on school catchment areas

Britain’s biggest letting agency, Countrywide have conducted an analysis that has indicated that out of applications for school places made in January, half of families with children living in the private rental sector choose to move in June, July, August…

Generation Rent

Generation Rent is a pressure group funded since January 2014 and launched two months later. They are a controversial group causing annoyance to many property professionals in recent years. They have introduced a crowdfunding campaign to raise £60,000 to keep their…

Cambridge city council launch investigations

Cambridge city council covers one of the country’s largest private lettings sectors and have recently said that it has launched investigations into over 200 complaints about agents and landlords in the last year. The investigations range from illegal eviction, harassment…

Tenants leaving properties

PropertyLetByUs conducted a study this month of 500 landlords earlier this month that claims almost a third of landlords face un clean ovens at the end of tenancies as well as dirty baths/sinks (23%), stained carpets and floor coverings (22%),…

Free fire alarms for agents and landlords

Some 46 fire and rescue authorities in England have been issued 445,000 smoke alarms and 40,000 carbon monoxide alarms to give to agents and landlords, in a bid to encourage them to meet their safety requirements before the October deadline….

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