Regulated Tenancies

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11:32 AM, 7th February 2016
About 5 years ago

Regulated Tenancies

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Regulated Tenancies

I don’t suppose too many landlords have regulated tenancies but as one that does, registered (so called ‘fair’) rents are becoming increasingly pathetic, representing maybe only 40% of open market rental value or less. Of course, when it comes to repairs, tradesmen expect to be paid in full and will not accept 40% of their invoices. Regulated Tenancies

I have just applied for the re-registration of a 3 bedroom house in North London where the current registered rent is £125.50pw compared to an open market rental of £300pw. However, what galls me most of all is that the ‘uncapped’ rent is £175pw, a difference (loss) against the registered rent of £2,574pa! Capping was introduced in February 1999 and restricts rental increases to RPI so that current rental values have no bearing on registered rents whatsoever.

I know that we will never see the end of regulated tenancies, other than by natural wastage, but I wonder if those of us who own regulated properties have a case to make representation to remove the need for capping as our rental income becomes more and more ‘unfair’?

Thanks

Stu


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Gary Dully

21:28 PM, 8th February 2016
About 5 years ago

If certain politicians get their way, they will become the 'norm' again, so don't hold your breath.


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