Category: Being a Landlord

Ripple Effect of UK’s Court Ruling on ‘No DSS’ Lettings Ban

The Department for Social Security (DSS) ceased to exist in 2001, however, the term ‘No DSS’ has been used in property listings up until recently to indicate that recipients of housing benefits would not be accepted for a particular property. This was mainly due to the fact that certain mortgage and insurance providers would stipulate …


SAL Partners with NRLA

Landlords of properties north and south of the border can now enjoy the benefits of a joint membership of associations in Scotland, England and Wales for a small top-up fee. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) and National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) have joined forces to offer their members across the UK a wide range …


Landlords Advised to Look out for their Older Tenants

It has been uplifting to hear the many positive stories that have been emerging since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hearing the term the ‘Great British Spirit’ being used often these days to describe how the nation is pulling together to support each other and ‘get through’ these unprecedented times. Compassionate stories …


Rent Must Be Paid Where Possible

Landlords have raised concerns that some tenants are under the false impression they do not have to pay rent during the COVID-19 crisis as landlords are being offered a mortgage payment holiday. Emergency legislation The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill was introduced as an emergency legislation to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. One of its main points was …


Interest-Free Loans for Landlords

Private landlords whose tenants are having difficulty making rent payments due to the Coronavirus crisis, will be offered an interest-free loan with deferred payments. This is intended to help take pressure off landlords in the short term, if they experience trouble securing rental income in these unprecedented times. Landlords should be able to apply to …


Gas Safety Certificates and COVID-19 Restrictions

Gas Safety Register updated their information on Monday 23rd March regarding advice for landlords and Gas Safety Certificates in light of COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations. The Gas Safe Register, UK’s gas registration body, replaced CORGI in 2009 and all gas engineers by law, should be registered with them. The most recent UK government restrictions for …

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