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2020


Demand in homes with a garden surges after lockdown


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27 Aug 2020

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There has been a significant rise in demand for homes with gardens from tenants and buyers since the housing market re-opened in May following lockdown, according to the latest figures. 

 

Fears of a second wave are reportedly fuelling a growing appetite for properties with an outdoor space research from property rental app Movebubble suggests, with searches rising 193% compared to the week before lockdown....

Scottish government introduces new interest-free loans for landlords whose tenants are struggling to pay rent


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16 May 2020

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Landlords in Scotland whose tenants are unable to make their full rental payment amid the coronavirus crisis can apply for an interest-free loan, the Scottish government has announced.

 

The Private Rented Sector Landlord Covid-19 Loan Scheme was opened on Tuesday for applications, allowing eligible landlords to receive 100% of their lost rental income on a single property....

Death of a tenant: What are landlords and letting agents’ rights and responsibilities?


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29 Feb 2020

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While it is a difficult subject to tackle, and certainly one no landlord or letting agent ever wants to face, it isn’t uncommon for a tenant to die mid-tenancy. 

 

A tenant dying while renting your property is likely to be stressful, traumatic and confusing for a landlord or letting agent. As well as being a rather morbid subject, it is also a legally complex one. Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or letting agent before you find yourself in this distressing situation will help you navigate your way through the legal quagmire.  ...

Landlords boost local economies by over £3billion a year


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7 Feb 2020

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Landlords are a huge economic boon to local economies, injecting over £3billion into their communities, according to new research. 

In the past 12 months, landlords spent an average of £1,443 each on services such as plumbers, builders, letting agents and other tradespeople from the local community, the study from Aldermore Bank found. ...

How to communicate with your tenant


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22 Jan 2020

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Last week, a report found that a lack of communication was the biggest reason behind deposit disputes between landlords, letting agents and their tenants.

A good tenant-landlord relationship is as an integral part of a successful landlord business as marketing, having the correct gas certificate or acting on repairs quickly. But despite the benefits of a friction-free relationship with a tenant, it’s often neglected. ...