New research conducted by a letting agency shows that 61 per cent of tenants currently have no contents insurance, with 48 per cent admitting that they have never taken out contents insurance at a property they have lived in during their lives.
Agents have come under new fire from Which? for charging multiple ‘holding’ deposits from prospective tenants after one of its members of staff twice handed over £500 to an agent – and found he was not the only one to do so.
Southwark council in south London is sending leaflets to all its leaseholders to warn them that letting out homes on any short term holiday let websites would be a breach of the conditions of their lease and could face legal action.
Let’s face it – landlords have a bad reputation. While that reputation is largely undeserved, the landlord bashing articles often featured in the mainstream media would have the general public believe that more often than not, it is not without warrant.