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“Incoherent”, the Government’s approach to rental market says expert

    By LandlordZONE -10th September 2019   Renting Policy:   Perhaps not surprising with all that’s going on in Government that they’re eye is being taken off the ball with the rental market, but as it’s a crucial housing and election issue there’s really no excuse.   According to a former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, David Miles, the Government’s approach to the private rented sector is “inc...
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How landlords and letting agents check tenants

Shelter website 2017 A landlord or letting agent will want to check you will be a reliable tenant and able to afford the rent. Proof of identity Your landlord or letting agent will want to see photo ID, such as a driving licence or passport. If you don't have photo ID, a signed bank card or a utility bill from your current home may be enough. Right to rent You will need to show your passport or immigration documents as proof that you have the rig...
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England: 1.75m private renters believe they will never buy house

ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER JULY 2018   About 1.75 million people who rent their homes do not believe they will ever be able to buy, an increase of 50% since 2010.   Analysis of the official English Housing Survey by Labour shows the number of households renting privately that don’t expect to be able to buy in the future has increased by 585,000 since the Conservatives came to power.   Renters’ pessimism has grown despi...
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Setting-up a “bullet-proof” tenancy in 2018

Article published by Landlord Zone 14th march 2018   Assured Shorthold Tenancy:   Under new rules introduced over the last couple of years, setting up a “bullet-proof” AST in 2018 is a bigger challenge that in the past, but it need not be all that difficult if you know exactly what’s required.   Get it wrong though, and you could be permanently lumbered with a bad tenant if you have problems, and in the unfortunate event that you n...
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