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Top UK Property Guru Shares How To Make An Extra £5,000+ (GBP) Per Month, Part-Time From Property!

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TV Show 'Benefits Street' Stigmatising The LHA MarketTV Show ‘Benefits Street’ Stigmatising
The LHA Market

 Channel 4’s highly controversial ‘Benefits Street’ is stigmatising the LHA market and misrepresenting tenants according to Aki Ellahi, Director of Dssmove.co.uk and his statement has sparked a huge debate on PIN Academy, a private members forum. 

The heated debate also covers the fallout after Fergus Wilson, the Kent-based professional landlord, recently announced that he will no longer be accept benefit tenants due to increasing rent arrears. 

Many property investors feel that the Channel 4 docu-soap and the media rhetoric surrounding Mr Wilson’s decision are giving a heavily distorted impression of the UK’s LHA market, much to the chagrin of other property professionals. 

Aki Ellahi has stated that:

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ARLA Calls For Rental Regulation In England

ARLA Calls For Rental Regulation In England

Government Urged To Rethink PRS Regulation

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) wants the Government to bring England in line with the rest of the UK by calling for greater regulation of the private rental sector to better protect tenants.

ARLA argues that tenants in England could soon be less well protected than their Scottish and Welsh counterparts, due to the delay by the Government to introduce laws allowing for better regulation of the lettings industry.

According to data released by ARLA, 36% of all households in England are in private sector rented accommodation and the lack of regulation of the Private Rental Sector (PRS) is fast becoming an issue that affects more of the population than ever before.

The Scottish government reviewed its strategy for the PRS on the 30th May, while the Welsh government is set to introduce a Housing Bill legislating for a compulsory licensing scheme for all letting agents in Wales, as well as a code of practice, before the end of the 2012/13 Assembly term.

The announcements by Scottish and Welsh parliaments are in stark contrast with the current UK Government’s stance of opposition to regulation of the Private Rental Sector because of an apparent fear that landlords will become bogged down and put off by having to wade through a mountain of red tape.

On the surface this seems incredibly thoughtful of the Government, however, it is not to be forgotten that they also intend for all landlords to become unpaid agents for the UK Border Agency policing the immigration status of all tenants. No matter how watered down that proposal becomes the intent of those in power was made clear – to tap into powerful resources to save themselves money. It does make you wonder if the reluctance for regulation is simply because the Government can’t find a way to financially benefit from introducing new regulatory legislation at this current time.

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2013 State Of The Property Market Report

will help Property Investors avoid the same fate

2013 State Of The Property Market Address

Controversial Report Saves Property Investors From Losing A Fortune

It could easily be summarised as: “Scandal in paradise

You might even have read about it on “Spotlight” previously or seen this elsewhere in the press VERY recently…

In fact, the last few weeks have brought to light the massive failings (false promises?) of one particular “Self-Invested Personal Pension” (SIPP) provider.

As covered by the likes of The Guardian, CityWire, and FTAdvisor…

Questionable incentives, fraud allegations, frozen assets, pay-offs, mass refund requests…

So, in a nutshell, what happened…?

They got the buying model wrong.

And that is FUNDAMENTALLY IMPORTANT

Here’s how you can avoid the same mistakes:

Download Your FREE copy of The 2013 State Of The Property Market Address PDF

It’s simple…

Going out there and trying to be a property investor without getting educated is sabotaging your own success. (especially when entrusting EVERYTHING to a done-for-you service provider. “A fool and his money…”)

Doing Your due-diligence is key!

Which is why the two most renowned expert property investors of the last ten years have produced THIS compelling report on the state of the UK property market.

Download Your FREE copy of The 2013 State Of The Property Market Address PDF

They’ve already helped thousands of keen new property investors to avoid getting stung over the last seven years

And in light of these recent high-profile cases, they feel a sense of duty to other property investors like You to reveal these key predictions and strategies for 2013.

This will help cut through the noise, get clarity, and take your next steps in the right direction…

Without risking your savings!

Download Your FREE copy of The 2013 State Of The Property Market Address PDF

Some of the content revealed will be of a sensitive nature, and last year they were forced to take their controversial report down after just a few days…and this years State of The Property Market Address is even more explosive!

2013 State Of The Property Market Address

The Controversial 2013 Property Report Every UK Property Investor Is Talking About

This report is only available for 2 weeks so Get it NOW!

Banned Property Report

We have just read a property report that was previously banned about 4 months ago because it revealed inside knowledge that other property experts didn’t want made public.

Get The Property Report The Experts Dont Want You To Have

Get The Property Report The Experts Dont Want You To Have

The property report was meant for a group of private VIP property investors but I’ve been forwarded one of their private emails and having read the explosive content contained in the report I thought it should be shared with our readers, so now you can access it too (while it’s still live):

Download “The State of The Property Market Report & Predictions For 2013” PDF report

This report details the previously unspoken risks and opportunities that savvy property investors face in the property market right NOW

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Top 7 Property Predictions & Early Mover Opportunities for 2013

Top 7 Property Predictions & Early Mover Opportunities for 2013

Property Investment Just Got Easier

If UK & Overseas Property Investors want to get the real inside story on what’s REALLY going to happen in the UK property investment market in 2013, then listen in on Wednesday 16th January @ 8pm as 2 of the UK’s most prolific contrarian property investors reveal the “Top 7 Property Predictions & Early Mover Opportunities for 2013”, during an exclusive online event: REGISTER NOW

As 2013 stretches before us, we’re all looking to learn about the best of property investment from other successful property investors that will hopefully help us improve and grow our own property business’.

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This is meant to be private, but it’s the start of a new year, and we exist to help property investors find the resources they need to profit from property, so let’s not waste time!

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The Top 7 Property Predictions for 2013 – Exposed -Register for YOUR Unfair advantage NOW!

Here at MyPropertyPowerTeam, we want YOU to start 2013 fully armed, so you can smash those property investment resolutions and show the world that you have the knowledge to succeed as a successful property investor. 

So its time to gain a really unfair advantage!..

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UK PRS Landlords still avoiding housing benefit tenants

1/3 of Private Rental Sector Landlords Avoiding Tenants Claiming Benefits

A new Government report has revealed a growing concern about UK landlords, as an increasing percentage are now refusing to accept applications from tenants claiming housing benefits.

The situation regarding LHA tenants is set to get much worse, following the recent statements made by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his party’s vision for further welfare reform. Read full story

The Government commissioned report was compiled by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University revealed that over one third of the 1867 landlords who agreed to take part, are already actively refraining from accepting LHA tenants or are considering avoiding benefit tenants in the future.

This change in UK landlord’s perspectives has developed since the government capped housing benefit payments in April 2011, meaning that many LHA claimants are no longer able to claim the entire rental amount from the local authority.

33% of the UK landlords surveyed admitted having severe reservations concerning the reliability of payments from LHA tenants, and as a result they were either planning to or considering no longer accepting benefit claimants as tenants.

29% of landlords had already gone through the process of tenant eviction with LHA tenants or had refused to renew the tenancies of benefit claimants when they came to an end.

36% also admitted that they were experiencing increased rental arrears from LHA tenants because of the changes to benefit payment levels made last year.

Landlords can safely and legally recover rent arrears/debts from all types of tenants, including absconded tenants by using Legal 4 Landlords professional services

Welfare Reform Minister, Lord Freud, didn’t see the results of the Government commissioned report as worrying, stating that: “The research gives us an early insight into what is really happening, and it shows that the many scare stories about the effects of housing benefit reform are simply not materialising.”

If that were true, why are an increasing number of UK landlords wrongly avoiding accepting LHA tenants?
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get regualr direct payments from any Local authority – Get “The Landlords Essential LHA Handbook” by John Paul – The LHA Expert

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has a new vision of the welfare state. He wants state benefits to be a safety net – and nothing more!,

The Prime Minister outlined future radical changes which on top of existing plans, could save the UK an extra £10 Billion (GBP) by 2016.

Government ministers expect this “next wave” of benefit cuts to include the axing of all housing benefit currently paid to around 380,000 people aged under 25.

Such a move would force many young adults to move back in with their parents rather than living independently.

Another controversial reform which could come in further down the line is setting benefit payments regionally – which would mean less money going to claimants who live in less-expensive parts of the country.

Some Tory MPs say the current system is unfair – with differing “incentives” on people to seek work depending on where they live. Liberal Democrats, however, would be likely to oppose any such changes.

The Prime Minister said his overall aim in reforming welfare was to stop people “languishing on the dole and dependency”.

Here are some of the welfare reforms Mr Cameron is considering

• Stopping most under-25s claiming housing benefit. Cameron said the government was spending almost £2bn a year on housing benefit for this group, and that 210,000 people aged 16 to 24 were social housing tenants. Many of them could live with their parents, he suggested.

• Scrapping the non-dependent deduction. Cameron said people could lose up to £74 a week in housing benefit if they have an adult child living with them. That “doesn’t seem right”, he said.

• Cutting benefits for the under-21s. Cameron said that in Holland the benefit system does not normally help the under-21s. When it does, benefits are set at a low level, and parents are expected to top them up.

• Ending subsidised social housing for the wealthy. Cameron said that between 12,000 and 34,000 families on more than £60,000 a year, and between 1,000 and 6,000 families on more than £100,000 a year, were living in council homes. “When you have people on £70,000 a year living for £90 or so a week in London’s most expensive postcodes you have to ask whether this is the best use of public resources,” he said.

• Uprating benefits in line with wage inflation instead of price inflation when price inflation is much higher. Cameron said in September benefits went up by 5.2% (inflation) even though workers were getting much lower pay rises. “Given that so many working people are struggling to make ends meet we have to ask whether this is the right approach,” Cameron said.

• Cutting benefits for the long-term unemployed. Cameron said that when the Americans decided to time-limit benefits in the 1990s, case-loads fell by more than 50%. “Instead of US-style time-limits – which remove entitlements altogether – we could perhaps revise the levels of benefits people receive if they are out of work for literally years on end,” he said.

• Cutting housing benefit further.
The government has already introduced a benefit cap to stop a relatively small number of families claiming exorbitant sums in housing benefit. But Cameron said this would still allow people to receive up to £20,000 a year in housing benefit. “Surely we should ask if it’s fair that the maximum amount that you can get on housing benefit is set at a level that only the top five per cent of earners would otherwise be able to afford,” he said.

• Stopping people from claiming child-related benefits if they have more than a certain number of children. Cameron did not say how many children, but he quoted the number of people on income support with three or more children (150,000) and four or more children (57,000), implying benefits could be capped at two children.

• Requiring people on out-of-work benefits to gain basic literacy and numeracy skills.

• Requiring people on out-of-work benefits to prepare a CV.

• Requiring able people on out-of-work benefits to do full-time community work after a certain period. In Australia this was standard after just six months, Cameron said.

• Requiring people on sickness benefits to improve their health. “Today if someone is signed off work with a bad back there’s no requirement to take steps to get well to keep on receiving that benefit – even if they could be getting free physiotherapy to get back to health and start working again,” Cameron said.

• Requiring more single parents to work – or at least to prepare for work. Cameron said the government was already forcing single parents to look for work when their youngest child reaches five, not seven as before. But, with free nursery care available from the age of three, there was a case for changing the rules again, he said. “Even if there’s no scope for actually working, there should at least be for preparing to work: getting down to the job centre; writing a CV; learning new skills.”

• Imposing tougher restrictions on people claiming benefits if they have never worked than if they have paid tax and national insurance for years before submitting a claim.

• Stopping teenagers from claiming benefits as soon as they leave school. Cameron said he wanted to ask “if it’s right that people continue to have the option of leaving school and going straight onto benefits, without ever having contributed to the system in any way.”

• Stopping paying winter fuel payments and other non-contributory benefits to people who live abroad.

• Stopping paying some benefits in cash and paying them instead in benefits in kind, like free school meals.

Private Rental Sector (PRS) Tenants are finding Buy To Let rents are unaffordable as many are handing over more than half of their take home pay to keep a roof over their heads according to the property website – Rightmove.

The average pay to rent ratio across the UK is 38% – but up to a 1 million of the country’s 3.4 million Private Rented Sector tenants are paying much more, say the online property portal.

Tenants paying out the most rent from their pay packets:

  • South East – 41%
  • London – 40%

Paying the least rent from gross wages:

  • Scotland – 35%
  • North East – 36%

Some tenants pay even more – with 16% in London and 19% in the South East forking out 60% of their net income.

Despite demand far outpacing the number of properties available to rent, Rightmove Director, Miles Shipside reckons tenants cannot afford to pay any more.

Searches for buy to let properties have soared by 43% in the past 12 months, while the number of properties to rent has only nudged up by 3% according to Rightmove’s latest quarterly consumer confidence report.

61% of tenants and 47% of landlords predict higher rents in the next 12 months, but 43% of landlords expect rents to hold steady.

Mr Shipside said: “While the rental bubble is unlikely to deflate as there is no readily acceptable alternative to the rented roof, it does appear to be approaching a limit in some areas. Agents report that the seemingly incessant demand is causing rental price pressure to spill over into other previously less sought-after areas and some tenants are attempting to negotiate lower rent. This is a clear sign that rents may be hitting an affordability ceiling in some locations. It is an early warning of some overheating and, as well as raising demand in cheaper locations, it will force some to find alternatives such as stay with parents or squeeze more people into smaller spaces.”

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