Getting Rid of Section 21 Could Actually Increase Homelessness

The government is looking into getting rid of the “Section 21” ground from landlords. Getting rid of this ground, also sometimes referred to as the “no fault ground”, could, however, lead to a rise in homelessness – hardly the end result that the likes of tenants’ action groups like Generation Rent and Shelter want! Section 21 is […]

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Tenancy Inspection Visits

Should your landlord or letting agent take photographs when they do tenancy inspection visits asks David Lawrenson of www.Tenants-Renting-Guide.com? Tenancy Inspection Visits Most landlords and letting agents do an inspection visit around 3 months after the start of a tenancy and then again 6 months later. After that, pragmatism should prevail. If it is clear […]

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End DSS Discrimination

Housing charity and pressure groups have started a campaign to end what they call “DSS Discrimination” in the private rented sector. Ending DSS Discrimination They say private landlords and letting agents should not be allowed to state in adverts that they do not wish to take people who are dependent on housing benefits to pay […]

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Tenant Fees To Be Banned

Tenant fees will be banned from June 2019 says David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com. Tenant Fees to be Banned The government has placed a ban on letting agents and landlords charging fees to tenants. This will start from 1st June 2019. The lettings industry cannot be surprised about this.  Too many of them charged tenants fees, when they were also charging landlords […]

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Tenancy Deposits

Tenancy Deposits It’s all change on deposits. Landlords could soon be restricted to taking no more than a five or six week tenancy deposit – just one of the many changes effecting the private rented sector in recent years. This is in line with a bill currently proceeding through parliament. (The Labour Party’s proposed amendment […]

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Renting with Pets

The latest proposal to come from the Labour Party, along with a number of other proposals effecting the welfare of animals, is a possible insistence in policy that landlords can no longer disallow pets.  The fact is that the British are supposed to be pet lovers, but British landlords may not be such lovers of […]

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How to Negotiate Rents Down

Negotiating Rents Down If you are already renting a place and if you have been little trouble to the landlord you stand a much better chance of negotiating the rent down says David Lawrenson of https://www.tenants-renting-guide.com For example, there are lots of small, fiddly jobs in a house that you could do safely do yourself which […]

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