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Rising rents, rising standards and rising landlords – the latest private rental sector news

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Rising rents, rising standards and rising landlords- the latest private rental sector news. 

In this week's Landlords Voice we look at the positives from a survey of 8,000 private landlords, revealing an encouraging snap-shot of buy-to-let... plus there's more good survey news with rising rents from YourMove, and rising living standards for tenants in the English Housing Survey.

Meanwhile, our resident blogger Carl Agar reflects on the time he was a landlord, letting agent, property developer AND tenant all at the same time, and what the experience taught him about the private rental sector.

Happy reading!

Top story: Landlords and agents are 'working hard' for a better, safer rented sector

The first survey of 8,000+ private landlords in England for eight years provides an encouraging snap-shot of the buy-to-let business...

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Top blog: What I learned in the year I was agent, landlord and tenant at the same time

Our resident blogger Carl Agar found himself, some time ago, being a landlord, a letting agent, a property developer, a National Landlords Association rep, AND a tenant, all at the same time. In his latest blog he reflects what he learned from the experience... 

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Other news...

Landlords must join redress scheme 

Landlords will be legally required to join a landlord redress scheme or face a £5,000 fine, the Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has announced. The new 'Housing complaints Resolution Service' will be a single housing complaints service for all residents, including renters and home owners.

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Rents rose an average of 1.8 per cent in the last 12 months

Average rents rose 1.8 per cent across England and Wales to £865 per calendar month in the last year, according to the most recent data from YourMove.

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Tenants spend less on rent and enjoy better standards 

The proportion of income spent by private tenants on rents has fallen over the past decade according to the English Housing Survey.

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Landlords still able to offset 'vast majority' of costs against tax

Landlords are still able to offset 'vast majority' of costs against tax- with landlords in the UK claiming £17.7bn in tax relief last year, up from £17.4bn the previous year, according to a new study...

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Best wishes,

Maryam - Simple Landlords Insurance team

Winner of Landlord and Letting's 2016/17 'Best landlord insurance supplier' award

Winner of PropertyWire's 2017 & 2018 'Best landlord insurance provider' award

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