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PRESS ARTICLE: Can Private Landlords Plug The Housing Gap For Social Tenants?

Recent research for the National Housing Federation and Crisis that was carried out by Heriot-Watt University reveals that 145,000 affordable homes should be built annually for the next five years, of which 90,000 a year should be for social rent. This is the lowest-cost housing that councils and housing associations provide, with rents tied to...

PRESS ARTICLE: Benefits freeze will drive up rent arrears for landlords

The Government’s recent benefits freeze will leave tenants across Britain facing rent arrears of £1,000 (* Source: Observer newspaper analysis of Government data, March 2021). From April 2021, the government is freezing the amount of local housing allowance (LHA), so tenants will receive the same amount of money as last year, even though rents have…

PRESS ARTICLE: Landlords urged to accept more tenants on benefits

Despite housing benefit discrimination being confirmed as unlawful in a landmark court ruling last July, there continues to be a growing shortage of social housing and private accommodation for the homeless, individuals, and families claiming Universal Credit or Housing Benefit. A recent appeal was made from a social housing organisation working with Bridgend Council, to…

PRESS ARTICLE: Investors losing money at auctions due to misrepresentation of the legal pack

Rising numbers of investors face expensive battles and related costs to recover money from property auction purchases, due to vendors misrepresenting the legal pack, according to The Mistoria Group. Most auctioneers don’t get involved after contracts are exchanged to resolve the disputes, citing them as legal matters. This situation results in the unfortunate situation for…

PRESS ARTICLE: Is now a good time for first time investors to purchase BTL property?

Billionaire Andrew Carnegie famously said that 90% of millionaires secured their wealth by investing in real estate. But is there still money to be made in property, despite Covid-19 and the Government’s recent BTL tax measures? Recent research from the National Residential Landlord’s Association survey that the Coronavirus has not so far had any significant impact on their…