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Tenants will suffer as supply of rental homes dwindles…

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Private rented sector (PRS) tenants as facing a shortage of suitable rental property, just at...

Hampshire Landlord Jailed for Tax Fraud

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A landlord from Church Crookham, Richard Fuller, 53, has been jailed for more than two...

Twelve Must-Do things when Letting a Property

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New Landlords: Are you new to lettings, do you want to rent-out your own home for...

Bristol Slum Landlords Exploiting Migrants…

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Rouge Landlords: Slum landlords who have been exploiting migrants in shocking housing conditions are to be...

Property fraudsters stealing homes

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Home owners and buy-to-let landlords are being warned of a potential rise in property fraudsters...

Devon landlord receives prison sentence for unsafe DIY gas work

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Gas Safe: Allan King an Ilfracombe landlord was given a suspended jail term plus a £14,000...

Birmingham City Council cracking down on Rogue Landlords

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Landlord Fines: The Birmingham City Council HMO licencing team is seriously cracking down on rogue landlords. A...

Are you properly alarmed?

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations: From 1 October 2015, the law changed regarding smoke and...

Did Buy-to-Let landlords cause the housing crisis?

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Media reports have long blamed landlords for causing the UK’s housing crisis, a phenomenon that...

Ground Rent Consultation hits property companies…

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The Government’s plans to hold a consultation on ground rents, and possibly change the long-established...

7 key facts identified from the English Housing Survey

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English Housing Survey: The latest report from the government's annual English Housing Survey 2015-16 highlights some...

Fire Safety Guidance – changes needed after Grenfell

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The Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA) is warning that existing guidance for landlords on fire safety...

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Tenants will suffer as supply of rental homes dwindles…

297
Private rented sector (PRS) tenants as facing a shortage of suitable rental property, just at...

Hampshire Landlord Jailed for Tax Fraud

387
A landlord from Church Crookham, Richard Fuller, 53, has been jailed for more than two...

Bristol Slum Landlords Exploiting Migrants…

483
Rouge Landlords: Slum landlords who have been exploiting migrants in shocking housing conditions are to be...

Devon landlord receives prison sentence for unsafe DIY gas work

520
Gas Safe: Allan King an Ilfracombe landlord was given a suspended jail term plus a £14,000...

Birmingham City Council cracking down on Rogue Landlords

445
Landlord Fines: The Birmingham City Council HMO licencing team is seriously cracking down on rogue landlords. A...

Did Buy-to-Let landlords cause the housing crisis?

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Media reports have long blamed landlords for causing the UK’s housing crisis, a phenomenon that...

Ground Rent Consultation hits property companies…

636
The Government’s plans to hold a consultation on ground rents, and possibly change the long-established...

7 key facts identified from the English Housing Survey

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English Housing Survey: The latest report from the government's annual English Housing Survey 2015-16 highlights some...

Fire Safety Guidance – changes needed after Grenfell

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The Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA) is warning that existing guidance for landlords on fire safety...

First Rent Caps in the UK since the Rent Acts are threatened…

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Rent Caps: A Scottish Council is debating whether to introduce rents caps following new legislation introduced...

Landlords challenged, but by no means down and out

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Buy-to-Let Investment Returns: This is the conclusion of a recent report - the bi-annual “Rent Check”...

Two children dead after couple sets a house on fire

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Arson attack on landlord: A Washington couple is facing arson charges after they allegedly set fire...

Twelve Must-Do things when Letting a Property

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New Landlords: Are you new to lettings, do you want to rent-out your own home for...

Property fraudsters stealing homes

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Home owners and buy-to-let landlords are being warned of a potential rise in property fraudsters...

Are you properly alarmed?

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations: From 1 October 2015, the law changed regarding smoke and...

What Documents do I need when letting a property?

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Lettings Document Checklist: When setting up a new Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) it has always been...

Is rent in advance a deposit?

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Advance Rent: Piggot v Slaven and Johnson v. Old There are two important cases which clarify...

Minimum EPC Rating for Rental Properties after 2018

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Following some confusion and debate about a deferral for the new standards following the MEES*...

Why should I check potential tenants?

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Tenant Checks: More and more landlords are realising the importance of doing thorough tenant checks. Relying...

Why do you need a landlord’s insurance policy?

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Landlord’s Insurance: When you let a property, particularly if this was your own home, it’s tempting...

Leasehold Repairs and Disputes

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Responsibility for Repairs: Who is responsible and who is obliged to pay for repairs to leasehold...

How to do a rent review – 01

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In 1978, I published a pamphlet "The Framework of Rent Review Clauses" which was given...

The Great British Housing Disaster

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The above video (a 1984 documentary) is worth viewing* for the insight it offers into...

Reminder about Smoke Alarms

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Fire Alarms: Here we outline the requirements of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015...

Returning Deposits when in breach of the rules…

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Test Case Yeomans v Newell : When a landlord is in breach of the tenancy deposit...

Private Tenancies & European Convention on Human Rights

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Test Case McDonald v McDonald : On the 15th of June 2016 the Supreme Court in London...

Dealing with the unthinkable – landlord repossessions

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Tenant Evictions: Having to evict a tenant is a rare event for most landlords, but a...

Legionella and Landlords

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Legionella Testing: Since the introduction of new regulations which include smaller water supplies regarding Legionella risks,...

Tenancy Surrender & Mitigating Losses

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Commercial & Residential: Can a landlord insist his tenant pays rent until the end of the...

Serving the New Section 21 Notices

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Test Case: Spencer v Taylor and Section 21 Notices Spencer v Taylor had some major...

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Product Review – Property-Master

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When you’re planning to buy a property to rent out, or you have existing buy-to-let...

Can I Keep a Holding Deposit?

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Holding or Pre-Contract Deposits: I thought it would be a good time to review the situation...

What Confusion in Westminster Means for Leaseholders…

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Long Leasehold: The UK has had some form of election or referendum every year since 2014....

My biggest bugbear when letting property

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Viewings: I’ve just come back from a viewing where the prospective tenant didn’t show up. We...

LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index

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UK Buy-to-Let: Where are the key buy-to-let hot spots in the UK? Which parts of the...

Housing Minister loses his seat…

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Politics – Breaking News: Gavin Barwell, the Conservative Housing Minister, has lost his Croydon Central seat...

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How Landlords Can Save Money By Choosing A Cleaning Company Directly

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As recent tax changes mean landlords may lose out on profit, how can you keep...

Confusion over Section 21 notices puts landlords risk

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Landlords are unwittingly issuing incorrect Section 21 notices, resulting in thousands of pounds being wasted...

Take control of your BTL mortgages

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Like building any business, establishing a successful property portfolio takes determination, knowledge and patience. Ironically,...

Listing on Gumtree: More Choice, Your Rules

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Listing on Gumtree: Need an answer – Google it. Need food – Deliveroo it. Need a...

YourParkingSpace – helping motorists find the perfect parking space

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Book Parking Spaces: At YourParkingSpace our goal was easy, make parking easier for everyone! Founded in...

Tips on Boosting Security in a Rented Home

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It is often said that an Englishman’s home is his castle, but more and more...

Press Releases

Eviction companies should join redress scheme…

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Landlord Action, the eviction specialists are calling for unregulated eviction companies to join a redress...

Landlords welcome re-think on Digital Tax Changes

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Landlords are today welcoming confirmation that only those landlords with a turnover above £85,000 will...

Landlady fined for Rent Smart Wales offences

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Rent Smart Wales: A Cardiff landlady who ignored the Rent Smart Wales scheme faces a bill...

Hamilton Fraser investigates ‘no deposit’ insurance products

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Deposit Insurance: With tenancy deposits coming under fire recently, Eddie Hooker, seen with Paul Shamplina (left),...

Court rules on Reform to Welfare Policy

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Commenting on the decision of the High Court that the Government’s benefit cap should not...

The Property Ombudsman annual report

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The Property Ombudsman (TPO) is launching its annual report at House of Lords event today. Today...

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Section 21 Notices

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Obtaining Possession Using Section 21 Notices Updated October 2016 This article explains how to gain possession of...

Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy

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Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be handled with care. For landlords and tenants its...
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Electrical Safety

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Electrical Safety - the Key Points There are around 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents annually in...
Notice to Quit

Notice to Quit

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Residential Tenancies Bringing a tenancy or a license to an end ( termination of the tenancy or...

Landlord Checks for Legionella

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Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out risk assessments for legionnaire’s...

Grounds For Possession

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Grounds for Possession - Assured Shorthold Tenancies The Housing Act 1988 as amended by the Housing Act 1996...

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