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Energy
Published: Tuesday 13 April, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 13 April, 2021
Energy efficiency targets cause concern

TLIC has written an open letter to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government highlighting that current plans to increase minimum energy ratings for rental properties have unrealistic timeframes for some.

Green
Published: Tuesday 13 April, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 13 April, 2021
Green homes grant gone

With a year left before it was due to come to an end, the Green Homes Grant has disappeared seemingly overnight. The scheme, which was designed to help property owners afford energy-efficient home improvements has been considered a flop by many landlords.

Commercial
Published: Tuesday 13 April, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 13 April, 2021
Commercial consultation on rent arrears

Commercial landlords have been urged by the government to share vital information on their experiences of pandemic-induced rent arrears. This information will be used to shape the future of policies surrounding commercial rent arrears.

Pets
Published: Wednesday 07 April, 2021 Updated: Wednesday 07 April, 2021
Pet damage insurance direct to tenants

MP Andrew Rosindell has backed a call to amend the Tenant Fees Act to allow landlords to pass pet damage insurance fees onto their tenants.

Rent
Published: Wednesday 07 April, 2021 Updated: Wednesday 07 April, 2021
Rental market remains buoyant

The latest rental data show that March’s rental income remains consistent, providing landlords with reassurance into 2021.

Top slicing
Published: Tuesday 30 March, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 30 March, 2021
Top slicing - How can I make it work for me?

Sales Director at Commercial Trust Ltd, Jorden Abbs, discusses the pros and cons of top slicing in the buy to let market.

Electricity
Published: Tuesday 30 March, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 30 March, 2021
PRS electrical regulations change

New electrical regulations within the private rental sector (PRS) come into effect as of the beginning of April. Landlords need to make sure that they are up to date to avoid hefty fines.

Student
Published: Tuesday 30 March, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 30 March, 2021
Student tenant demand returns

Landlords are ready to recuperate after a tough year, as demand for student accommodation begins to rise again. UniHomes, a student accommodation company has released new figures showing the surge in demand compared to last year.