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14

Feb

Landlords - another piece of legislation

Posted on 14th February 2014  |   Add a comment

Landlords - another piece of legislation

The Department of Social Development (DSD) in Northern Ireland is launching a new piece of legislation in relation to Landlords. From the 25th February 2014 ‘The Landlord Registration Scheme Regulations (NI) 2012’ will be in operation. This legislation requires all Landlords who let properties under a private tenancy to register under the scheme. Landlords must register with the scheme immediately...

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19

Nov

Expats ‘should use a letting agent’

Posted on 19th November 2013  |   Add a comment

Expats ‘should use a letting agent’

Northern Ireland’s property market seems to be turning a corner. Prices remain around half what they were pre-recession, but latest signals suggest property values are beginning to rise.In this environment, many expats and foreign investors might be looking at buying a property in Northern Ireland to rent out. This offers lots of opportunities, but it’s important to make sure someone...

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12

Nov

All I Want For Christmas Is A Tenant...

Posted on 12th November 2013  |   Add a comment

All I Want For Christmas Is A Tenant...

Award winning letting agent Pinkerton Murray is spreading festive cheer and looking for landlords to meet their high demand for lettings in the North Down area and beyond. They are so confident they will rent your property in time for Christmas they’ve wrapped up a little gift for you; NO LET NO FEE POLICY AND NO REGISTRATION FEE! You can view can contact...

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31

Oct

Advice For Landlords In Northern Ireland: Screening Tenants

Posted on 31st October 2013  |   Add a comment

Advice For Landlords In Northern Ireland: Screening Tenants

Many expats earn a good income from renting out a property back home in Northern Ireland. But landlords never really know what tenants are going to be like and for those who live overseas, it can be even harder to keep tabs on the people living in the property."Handing your property over to a stranger can be made easier by...

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18

Feb

New online service for social housing tenants

Posted on 18th February 2013  |   Add a comment

New online service for social housing tenants

Housing Executive and most housing association tenants can now use a free online service to look for suitable homes that are available for exchange. Gerry Flynn, Housing Executive Director of Housing explained: ‘HomeSwapper is the UK’s largest and most successful home swap service.  It’s now free to all Housing Executive tenants and most Northern Ireland housing association tenants and is an easy...

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8

Jan

How to be a successful landlord

Posted on 8th January 2013  |   Add a comment

In order to get the most out of being landlord, you need to make sure you treat your tenants fair and keep them happy so they want to stay for a long time. There are steps you can take to be a successful landlord and some pitfalls to be aware of so that it doesn’t end up causing you more...

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3

Jan

The Tenancy Deposit Schemes Regulations

Posted on 3rd January 2013  |   Add a comment

Landlords be aware of new Legislation in Northern Ireland affecting you. You are ultimately responsible for compliance with the legislation and not your agent. The Landlord Association of Northern Ireland is holding a meeting for landlords and agents to learn more about the Tenancy Deposit Scheme on Wednesday 16 January 2013 at 7.30pm in Wellington Park Hotel 21, Malone Road, Belfast.   If you...

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Sep

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1

Jun

How much rent should you charge?

Posted on 1st June 2012  |   Add a comment

How much rent should you charge?

If you are a first time property owner or landlord then the number one question that may be on your mind is how much you should charge for rent. Whether you are renting out a room, a house, or an apartment the amount that you should charge is the golden ticket decision, because the result of your decision is going...

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5

Dec

Changes to Housing Benefit

Posted on 5th December 2011  |   Add a comment

Changes to Housing Benefit

As part of the government’s programme of welfare reform, from the 1st of January next year single people aged from 25 to 34 who rent from a private landlord will only be entitled to the Housing Benefit shared accommodation rate irrespective of the size of accommodation actually rented.  The shared accommodation rate is based on the level of local rents for...

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