Highbrow uni towns have high rents but achieve low yields
Towns that have what are considered the UK’s top tier of universities (Russel Group universities) – can demand the highest rents but yields in general are disappointing.
Based on a survey from UniHomes, returns from a property nearby to 24 Russell Group institutions average £296 per week.
Tenant punished for illegal subletting and breaking fire safety rules
The repercussions of what happens if a tenant is caught illegally subletting a property has been brought into stark contrast recently in a London-based case.
Renting a four-bedroom flat from a landlord in 2017, Sonia Nascimento went on to sublet it to other tenants for a profit In a blatant disregard to the processes and law.
Are people ready to return to the office?
In a recent article from the BBC, Howard Dawber, head of strategy at Canary Wharf Group, has said he feels that’s exactly the position the office workforce of the UK is now in.
Law comes down hard on landlord’s gas appliances neglect
A Doha-based landlord with a property in Wales has been punished for failing to ensure gas appliances in his rental property met the legal maintenance requirements.
The property in question, based in Swansea and owned by landlord Tariq Shehadeh was evaluated in 2017 by inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive, revealing he had failed to have the gas appliances regularly inspected or maintained.
Further extension to bailiff-enforced evictions
The bailiff-enforced evictions ban for private rents has been extended once more, the government has announced.
With February 21 (the existing date for the ban to end) fast approaching it has been revealed that the ban has been extended further – until March 31.