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Grants for tenants in rent arrears

Grants for tenants in rent arrears in Scotland

Grants for tenants in rent arrears with £10m to help people worst affected by pandemic to avoid eviction. Local councils across Scotland have been given access to a £10 million fund by the Scottish Government, to provide grants to tenants who have fallen into rent arrears as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of eviction. The grants will help tenants who are struggling financially...

Eviction Notice Rules For Landlords In England

Eviction Notice Rules For Landlords In England Changing From The 1st October!

Eviction Notice Rules For Landlords In England During the COVID-19 pandemic, landlords in England must provide four months notice to tenants. It currently still stands that to evict a tenant from a rented home under section 21 Housing Act 1988 the four month period is required. This is due to change and from 1st October 2021 this reverts back to a two months notice period which was the pre-COVID...

What does the latest government restrictions mean for you?

The latest government restrictions for you and rental property When you can leave home (UK Government) You must not leave or be outside of your home except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. This will be put in law. The police can take action against you if you leave home without a ‘reasonable excuse’, and issue you with a fine (Fixed Penalty Notice). Moving home You can still move...

Landlords and Agents The Risk Of Virtual Viewings

Landlords and Agents The Risk Of Virtual Viewings and Face To Face Viewings

Landlords and Agents The Risk Of Virtual Viewings Landlords and Letting Agents have all agreed that face to face viewings are still a high risk of spreading the infection unwarily. Some landlords and agents have gone as far as they will not conduct viewings during the Covid lockdown at rental properties. As a UK property portal we here mixed news from landlords and agents nationwide. The messages...

Shift from short term to long term lets

Shift from short term to long term lets Pre corona-virus short term let landlords were contemplating the switch to long term rentals. The rise in sites such as Airbnb, Booking.com and Home & Away has made holiday lets a number one choice than hotels. It has also seen the rise in house parties, stag / hen parties staying and group bookings where it should only be a set number of guests. It has also...

Landlord Help from Government

Tenants get the support needed during rent crisis

Tenants get the support needed. With the global pandemic still here and everyday life a little strange, some tenants have found themselves in a struggle or a deeper struggle with financial difficulty. This effects the rental process as tenants cannot afford to pay the rent, benefits have been cut, personal debt rises and utility bills rise as we all were in lockdown. During lockdown our CEO Grant...

Eviction Notice Rules For Landlords In England

Tenancy notice periods and rules update 2020 – 2021

Tenancy notice periods and rules From Saturday 29th August 2020, UK agents and landlords must now give tenants a minimum six months’ notice before they can evict any tenant. There are some exceptions, and they are in the most serious of cases, such as incidents of anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse. On Friday the UK Government made the announcement and the new rules came into effect the next...

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Tenant Demands in 2020

Tenant Demands in 2020. With the new normal in daily life and the property sector back in full swing we can start to see some trends in the letting industry. From January to June 2020 Letting Cloud surveyed over 500 tenants asking them to rank their top five rental property features on their importance. The results were different to what we at Letting Cloud had predicted. The top five...

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Property Market July 2020

Property Market July 2020 As we start to see a “new normal” upon us. It is great to see the property market back up and running effectively. With lock down effecting the market for a few months due to tenants not being able to move from properties, we can see a few knock on effects for tenants and agents. Feedback from our agents is they expect the next couple of months to be a busier than normal...

Viewing Property during COVID

Viewing Property during COVID-19

Viewing Property during COVID Things may seem strange but we are starting to see a new normal fall into place for the time being. Face mask's are mandatory in some countries and the good news is the property market has reopened. We have created a list of helpful tips for you to follow along with the government advise whilst thinking of renting out or viewing a property during COVID-19. If you...

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