2 August 2021 A recent spike in demand for pets, as a result of lockdown, has meant that more landlords and agents are faced with the decision of whether to rent to tenants with pets. As 44% of people in the UK own a pet, being knowledgeable about your rights and obligations as a landlord or agent is important if you are looking to rent out properties to pet owners.
#ExpertView: No time like the present – landlords urged to act to improve the energy efficiency of their homes!
9 July 2021 In this week’s #ExpertView, Fiona Wilson, Business Development Manager at Elmhurst Energy, discusses the current Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and the proposed new legislation.
23 June 2021 The Dispute Service has published its first Annual Report on tenancy disputes and resolutions to communicate insights from 2020-21 to the wider Private Rented Sector (PRS).
22 June 2021 The Dispute Service (which includes the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), TDS Northern Ireland and Safe Deposits Scotland) has been ranked No.3 in the UK’s Best 10 Not for Profit companies to work for in the Best Companies Awards 2021.
9 June 2021 In this week’s #ExpertView, Chief Kerfuffler & Founder, Simon Whale and Commercial & Strategic Director, Richard Durrant, discuss some interesting calculations that give food for thought about your sales and lettings split.
23 April 2021 As landlords and students look ahead to returning to in-person teaching at university in the coming weeks, landlords are continuing to ramp up efforts to ensure student accommodation comes with new levels of hygiene, safety checks and check-in/out procedures in light of the ‘new normal’.
9 April 2021 In this week’s #ExpertView, National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) Chief Executive, Ben Beadle, discusses the association’s new guidance showing landlords the role they can play in supporting the UK’s ageing population and disabled renters.
11 March 2021 NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle on a quiet budget for landlords – and what further action the Government needs to take to bring about real change.
12 February 2021 Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has released an updated guide for landlords and agents on deposit repayments requests in TDS Custodial. In the TDS Custodial scheme, the deposit remains held until one of the parties to the tenancy advises that the tenancy has come to an end. Either the agent/ landlord who registered the deposit or the lead tenant can initiate the deposit return process by completing a repayment request.
5 February 2021 Landlords have gone above and beyond to support tenants struggling to pay rent as a result of Covid-19. But as new figures show more than half of landlords have lost money and a third are thinking of selling homes, the National Residential Landlord Association (NRLA) is calling on the Government to act now to prevent a widespread rental crisis and this seems to be a shared opinion.