Survey shows how often co-habitation can go wrong
The experience of how good or bad an house-sharing is fundamentally rests on the inter-personal relationships between the tenants living together. Breakdowns in communication and trust can lead to problems with rent payment which has a knock-on effect for the landlord.
A new survey conducted by Barclays Money indicates on average, some tenants lost around £550 due to ‘nightmare housemates’ unable or refusing to meet their financial obligations when it comes to utility bills and rent.
Updated advice to help landlords 'go green' and stay Covid-compliant
An updated guide advising applicants how they can proceed with Green Homes Grant installations while still obeying Covid-19 safety protocol has been released.
Put together by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy the guide has been revised for post Covid-19 outbreak world and highlights how landlords and other applicants can handle Green Homes Grant Installations safely.
New research says 10% of landlords want to grow property line-up
According to a new report from Simply Business, some one in 10 landlords plan to purchase properties and build their portfolio, compared to just 3% at the end of 2019.
The business insurance firm believes the new figures suggest landlords are keen to take advantage of the Chancellor’s stamp duty holiday introduced in July, despite the uncertainly of the original Covid-19 lockdown and the announcement of yet another one to begin next week.
A Banbury landlord’s 54 HMO breaches leads to record £20,000 fine
During the last two decades a Banbury-based landlord has shown exactly how not to do things, after receiving a record fine for racking-up 54 HMO offences.
Breaches that included a collapsing ceiling, filthy facilities, and an abandoned car to name but a few were revealed by Cherwell council’s housing team during unannounced inspections.
Petition to stop ‘no pets policy’ in private rental sector gains traction
A recent online petition calling for pets to be allowed in private rental properties in the UK has gained thousands of signatures.
Carried on the Petition Parliament website, the petition has been raised by Hannah Bennett. In it she states the petition's main thrust as: “I’d like the government to prevent discrimination of tenants and potential tenants with pets, including by preventing landlords from including a ‘no pets allowed’ clause in tenancy agreements."