Posted : 23/01/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
What is Right to Rent
The Right to Rent scheme was introduced by the Immigration Act 2014. It states that all landlords and letting agents must perform checks to ensure that a
Posted : 09/01/2017 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
If you provide a home for rent that is furnished/part-furnished you may find some items missing when a tenant leaves. Revealing news from Direct Line for Business Insurers found that 30% of people
Posted : 26/12/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Airbnb enables landlords to let out their properties for short periods of time. This can be good to use when you are in between long term tenants. However, there are many issues to be aware of when
Posted : 12/12/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Landlord Mr Sarna was taken to court after he was found to have housed 24 tenants in a house fit for 7 people. He now faces a huge £40,000 fine.
Source: getwestlondon.co.uk (the
Posted : 28/11/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Christmas is upon us and that means one thing…decorations galore. The tree will be put up, tinsel will be dotted around the house and a reef will be on many a front door. However, some people go a
Posted : 14/11/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Lucy Alexander announced she was leaving BBC property show ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ earlier this year. She had presented the show for 13 years with co-presenter Martin Roberts. Alexander said that
Posted : 31/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Investing in property is a big commitment and a large task to take on. There are a lot of decisions to make including: how much to spend on the purchase, which area to buy in, and predicting how much
Posted : 24/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
As property is a very valuable asset, it may be targeted by fraudsters. There are several different ways a criminal may target your property, to gain money for themselves.
The best way to avoid
Posted : 17/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Most landlords do a great job of maintaining their rental properties and there is a vast choice of desireable flats and houses available for tenants.
However, in a few cases some flats/houses
Posted : 10/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
All landlords want to find good tenants who will:
• Pay rent on time
• Keep the house tidy
• Stay for a long period of time
• Not cause any trouble
• Not damage the
Posted : 03/10/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
It is important to do detailed research into the property market before purchasing a buy to let home. You need to know that the property will do well in today’s market.
Here are some steps to
Posted : 28/09/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
DSS tenants are tenants who receive housing benefits. There are pros and cons of taking on DSS tenants, as with other types of tenants.
Many Landlords are successful at renting to tenants
Posted : 26/09/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Harassment is defined as action that a landlord takes that disrupts a tenant’s life in the home or forces them to leave. It is a criminal offence and if a tenant does feel harassed they can raise
Posted : 19/09/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Buying property and becoming a landlord can be a daunting prospect. There is a lot of hard work involved in property development and a lot to learn. However it can be very rewarding indeed. To help
Posted : 12/09/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
When renting or selling a house the photographs taken by the estate agent are very important. These photographs are the first look into a house before renters/buyers book a viewing. If they do not
Posted : 05/09/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
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Back in October 2015 Nick Jonas appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres show’ where some interesting news was revealed. It was announced in conversation that
Posted : 22/08/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Take a stroll down memory lane with these iconic houses from popular television shows and famous films. Some houses are real homes whereas others were built on set. Take a look at where the houses
Posted : 25/07/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Lucy Alexander, presenter of Homes Under the Hammer, has recently announced that she is leaving the television show after 13 years. This has been a shock for fans of the show and comes shortly after
Posted : 20/06/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
As of June 2016 the average UK house price is £213,927. In the South this would buy you a 3 bed semi-detached house and in the North a 3 bed detached house.
Read below to see what you
Posted : 23/05/2016 00:00:00 | By Amanda Hosking |
Take a tour through time and see how British houses have changed through the ages. From stone age caves to modern brick and mortar they have certainly come a long way.
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.