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Cinema rooms, gyms and ensuites – how to ensure your student let measures up to the new kids on the block - 23 September 2016

No matter where you are in the UK, being a landlord is becoming a more and more competitive business. For the most part this is considered a good thing, as the more competitive the market is, the more choices tenants have and the harder it becomes for criminal landlords to operate. It can almost be described as a ‘organic’ way of improving ... more

Tenants and landlords being failed by local authorities - 23 September 2016

Tenants and landlords are being let down by local authorities who are failing to use powers to tackle criminal landlords. In a new report homeless charity Shelter claims 12.9% of renters have suffered at the hands of their landlord, based on a survey of more than 3,200 renters by YouGov. Researchers found tenants had experienced a range of problems including unprotected deposits, ... more

The Spread of the Bedroom Boom - 21 September 2016

The use of Airbnb in the UK has exploded over the last 12 months. In our previous research report into Airbnb we identified a growth of 27% between February 2016 and June 2016 alone, to a staggering 42,646 listings in London. Our latest research report into Airbnb created a lot of discussion in terms of whether this was good ... more

Council plans new tax for student landlords - 21 September 2016

Student landlords could be forced to pay business tax under controversial new plans. Students are currently exempt from paying council tax and student accommodation is currently exempt from business rates – a situation that could now change if councillors in Liverpool get their way. Liverpool City Council believes that as student landlords are a ‘profit –making businesses’, they should pay for the ... more

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