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Just 4 months until Universal Credit is launched..

Posted on 02/07/2013

Since the controversial ‘Universal Credit’ proposal was made public, it has been met with many concerns and much opposition. It’s been promoted as a simplistic system that will replace 6 existing benefits with a single monthly payment for those who are out of work or on a low income. But, many landlords are apprehensive that they will experience rent arrears as their rent is not getting paid to them directly by the Government, but through their tenants instead.

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How to deal with noisy tenants

How to deal with noisy tenants

Posted on 03/04/2013

Sometimes no matter how thoroughly you vet your tenants, they can become the tenants from hell. One of the biggest gripes landlords have is when their tenants start to annoy their often long-established neighbours. Whilst landlords aren’t actually responsible for the noise their tenants make, it’s always a good idea to try and ‘keep the peace’.

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Could you detect a nearby cannabis farm?

Posted on 03/04/2013

Crimestoppers have recently mailed 210,000 ‘Scratch and Sniff’ leaflets to households in regions of England. These leaflets are designed to assist the general public in being able to identify the tell-tale smell of a cannabis farm that could be lurking near them.

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What does the 2013 Budget mean to Landlords?

Posted on 03/04/2013

The Chancellor George Osborne announced in his 2013 Budget that he would be increasing the Build to Rent fund to £1bn. The fund provides money to support the development of building new homes specifically for private rent. The extra finance will help to meet the demand and deliver thousands of extra private rented homes and large-scale investment opportunities.

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HomeLet urges landlords to ensure their gas appliances are safe

Posted on 04/09/2012

With Gas Safety Week fast approaching on September 10th-16th, HomeLet are urging all landlords to ensure their gas appliances are safe.

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HomeLet warns landlords of the increase of cannabis farms

Posted on 28/05/2012

Nearly 8,000 factories were discovered in the UK last year, and that figure’s set to rise.

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