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Tenant fee ban advice, landlord survey, and the latest buy-to-let news round-up

Email sent: May 31, 2019 8:26am

Tenant fee ban advice, landlord survey, and the latest buy-to-let news round-up

With the Tenant Fee bill coming into effect next month, and rents steadily rising as landlords brace for its impact, we asked our resident blogger - letting agent, landlord and developer Carl Agar - for his top tips for landlords, and the tenant fee ban opportunities people might have missed. 

Meanwhile in our news round-up we look at some of the other changes in the sector, including the government’s move to ban section 21, new support for councils to crackdown on rogue landlords, calls for a short-term let register, and Brexit news - with positive indications that Brexit won’t deter foreign students and their need for decent rental accommodation.

Top story: UK rents rise as fees ban looms

UK rents have started to increase at a rate not seen in the market for more than two years, new figures from HomeLet’s Rental Index shows.

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Top blog: The Tenant Fee Bill - 5 things you haven't thought about!

Coverage of the Tenant Fee bill from the landlord perspective has been overwhelmingly negative, but it’s not all doom and gloom! Here’s five ideas from resident blogger Carl Agar for things you could do when next month’s bill goes live too, but probably haven’t thought of…

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Other news...

Government moves to abolish Section 21 evictions

Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new government plans.

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New support to crack down on rogue landlords

Local authorities across the country are to receive new online support in what the Government has said is the latest step in its crackdown on criminal landlords.

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Bright prospects for overseas student housing

Demand for student housing in the UK is set to remain high from overseas undergraduates despite fears that Brexit would lead to a downturn, a new report reveals.

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Calls for a short-term let register

The Mayor of London and local authorities in the capital are calling for the Government to introduce a registration system for short-let landlords.

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Best wishes,

Simple Landlords Insurance team

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