It obviously depends what side of the debate you sit on, as no rise is welcome to a tenant. On the other hand, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest the pressure is nothing like as great as the hype would have us all believe (Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, July… Continue reading Rent Rises for Leicestershire…but not a whole lot to write home about
Good news about housing repossessions; they’re falling
The checkout is one of the most crucial parts of the daily life of lettings: it can make or break the experience of having lived in or rented out a property, depending on whether you are the tenant or the landlord. So here’s an interesting comment today from one of the main deposit protection services,… Continue reading A ‘good checkout’ guide
It’s a strange time in the lettings industry – an awful lot of new legislation heading our way, as landlords (and agents), and all of it requiring some action and some real understanding. The main one coming into effect on October 1st 2015 is the impact of the Deregulation Act…and whether this seems dull as… Continue reading Revenge – a dish best served cold….or preferably not at all.
Honestly, you would think that being a landlord required us to carry a sandwich board around our necks confessing to criminality, the way the media reports on what our elected representatives say; together these two groups are painting a picture of landlords that I just don’t get. Speaking at the RESI conference held at the… Continue reading Are all landlords rogues?