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Many tenants would not tell landlords about damage in rented home, research reveals


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20 Apr 2017

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One in four tenants in the private rented sector would not tell their landlord about significant damage, while the majority would offer to pay for repairs, according to a new survey.

 

Some 27% would keep quiet if they were responsible for major damage to the property that they rent, the survey from TheHouseShop found. ...

The most common cause of deposit disputes revealed


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12 Apr 2017

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Cleaning is the most common cause of a tenancy deposit dispute in the buy to let sector, according to the latest data.

 

Disputes over rent arrears have also accelerated, statistics from the Tenant Deposit Scheme (TDS) revealed....

Dress to impress to achieve a higher rental yield


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23 Jan 2017

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If you are looking to sell your property, home staging can help to make a property highly desirable.

 

It can also help to deliver a higher rental yield, it has been claimed.

 

There is a lot that can be done to improve a property’s internal appearance and give it that homely feel, helping to showcase the impressive features available and maximise the use of space, ensuing that the home is perfect for family buyers or busy professionals....

More than £1m in tenancy deposits stolen by letting agents this year alone


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24 Oct 2016

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Rogue letting agents reportedly have been convicted of stealing more than £1m worth of tenancy deposits so far this year- and one campaigner believes this figure could be the tip of the iceberg.

 

Analysis from anti-deposit campaigner Ajay Jagota of Dlighted shows courts have found at least 14 letting agents guilty of illegally pocketing renter’s deposits in 2016, with the size of the thefts ranging from £500 to £400,000....

Tips for landlords to get their property noticed in the busy months


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24 Aug 2016

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September and October are two of the busiest months of the housing calendar. Children return to school, the weather gets colder and university students are leaving home for the first time to pursue degrees around the country....