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Conservative Party Conference: Changes for letting agents

The Conservative government have just announced a number of new controls over the lettings industry at the Conservative Party Conference, which ran from 01 to 04 October 2017.

How do the changes in Stamp Duty affect landlords and property investors?

14 Mar 2016

Here is a brief outline on what you need to know about Stamp Duty.

What is ‘right to rent’?

11 Mar 2016

From 1st February landlords will be responsible for checking their prospective tenant’s right to rent. Find out more here.

How do the tax changes affect buy-to-let properties?

02 Mar 2016

The Government’s Budget in July 2015 included changes to the way in which tax relief is calculated for landlords. These changes could have a significant impact on your income, find out more here.

Highlights from the first ever NALS Northern Conference

04 Mar 2015

The inaugural NALS Northern Conference took place in York on 3rd March. Here are some of the highlights.

Essex Landlord Accreditation Scheme launched today

25 Sep 2014

A new scheme which supports landlords and helps drive up the quality of housing for tenants across the county’s private rented sector has been launched today.

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

11 Sep 2014

Gas Safety Week is nearly upon us! Make sure you're taking care of your gas appliances to ensure the safety of your tenants.

Tax incentives for landlords who become accredited

04 Sep 2014

Accredited landlords should receive additional benefits - that's according to a new report published this month.

Over 25% of landlords increase rents for students

28 Aug 2014

Although confidence in the private rental market hasn't changed, over a quarter of tenants have seen their rent go up.

57% of landlords have been letting for five years or less

26 Aug 2014

Research conducted by Endsleigh reveals that over half of all UK landlords have been letting for five years or less.

‘No change’ in 2014 market confidence

25 Aug 2014

Research conducted by Accommodation for Students suggests levels of confidence in the rental market have remained static since 2013.

Section 21: What does it mean and when can I use it?

18 Aug 2014

There has been a lot of talk recently about Section 21 notices. But what are they and when are they applicable?

Endsleigh and TrustMark form partnership

23 Jul 2014

Endsleigh has joined forces with TrustMark to help improve access to reputable tradesmen. Read more about the partnership.

Raise the Roof campaign

22 Jul 2014

Endsleigh is supporting the Raise the Roof campaign being championed by our partners SpareRoom.co.uk. Find out more about the campaign benefits here.

Award winning landlord insurance from Endsleigh

17 Jul 2014

As the What Mortgage awards celebrate their 21st birthday, Endsleigh celebrates being HIGHLY COMMENDED in the What Mortgage Best Landlords Insurance Provider category.

Housing (Wales) Bill: What does it mean?

15 Jul 2014

On the 8 July 2014, the first Housing Bill for Wales was passed by the Assembly for Wales, and could be implemented as soon as April 2015. What does it mean for landlords and what can you do to prepare for it?

Reforming London's private rental housing

07 Jul 2014

Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property tells us why London needs the London Rental Standard.

London Rental Standard: a tenant's tale

07 Jul 2014

Matt Hoy, a former tenant of accredited landlord Rob Hunter, tells us why he supports the Mayor's new London Rental Standard.

The 'How to Rent' Guide

02 Jul 2014

The Government has recently launched a new ‘How to Rent’ guide for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities. Take a look.

The competition and markets authority publishes a guide for lettings professionals

29 Jun 2014

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently published a guide aimed at lettings professionals to help improve their understanding of, and compliance with, consumer protection law.

Why Londoner's should sign up to the London Rental Standard

25 Jun 2014

Rob Hunter who runs lettings company Place Group UK, explains how the Mayor’s London Rental Standard is good for landlords, agents and tenants.

The Mayor of London launches the new London Rental Standard

25 Jun 2014

On 28th April 2014 Endsleigh partnered with the Mayor of London's office to launch the capital's first ever rental standard. A city-wide badge of accreditation for London's landlords. Find out more about the standards here.

Rents rising above the cost of inflation

15 May 2014

Over the past 18 months it’s been widely documented that house prices and rental prices in the UK have been increasing steadily. Here's some more information supplied by Spareroom.co.uk.

National campaign calls for landlords and tenants to be SAFE

12 May 2014

A national campaign is pointing landlords and tenants in the direction of letting agents who subscribe to a Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme.

Case Study: The property expert who only rents to professional sharers

30 Apr 2014

Gary’s been in the property business for over 10 years and runs Padshare, a lettings service on a room by room basis in Manchester. He tells Endsleigh why he’s so enthusiastic about renting by the room.

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