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Tough Trading Conditions for Foxtons

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Agent’s Figures: Along with many other estate and letting agents, Foxtons, the London based agents, are...

House of Fraser has settled a crucial legal challenge over CVA terms

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Insolvency: Up-market national retailing chain House of Fraser (HF) has settled a contentious legal dispute with...

Agent jailed for spending £700,000 of his landlords’ money

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Fraud & economic crime: The Crown Prosecution Service has reported on its website that last week...

Private Rented sector up 36% in 10 years

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Renting Growth: A new report has found that the private rented sector (PRS) has grown by...

Do you know if your Property Insurance cover is correct?

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Insured Value: Have you relied on your insurance broker to put an insured value on your...

Government’s tenancy plans – another blow for landlords?

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Security of Tenure: The government’s about face on long-term tenancies, from a voluntary longer-term tenancy to...

Scrap the landlord tax hike if tenants are to find homes

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Landlord Taxes: Ministers need to scrap the taxes which are preventing those in need of a...

Agents feeling the heat in a sluggish property market

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Tough Trading Conditions: National estate agency group Countrywide saw its shares plunge yesterday after the group...

Bank Rate Rise – Bank raises rate to 0.75%

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Breaking News: The Bank of England has today raised its base rate for only the second...

Channel 5 Thursday at 8pm, Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords

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Evictions: The documentary series following eviction specialists as they attempt to remove nightmare tenants and local...

Government regulation is pushing landlords into short-term lettings

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Holiday Lets: Calls for more and more regulation of buy-to-lets: increasing taxation, longer-term tenancies and rent...

Terminating a Letting Agent’s Contract

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Letting Agent Contracts: One common question asked by landlords is, "how do I terminate my relationship...

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Tough Trading Conditions for Foxtons

195
Agent’s Figures: Along with many other estate and letting agents, Foxtons, the London based agents, are...

House of Fraser has settled a crucial legal challenge over CVA terms

355
Insolvency: Up-market national retailing chain House of Fraser (HF) has settled a contentious legal dispute with...

Agent jailed for spending £700,000 of his landlords’ money

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Fraud & economic crime: The Crown Prosecution Service has reported on its website that last week...

Private Rented sector up 36% in 10 years

865
Renting Growth: A new report has found that the private rented sector (PRS) has grown by...

Government’s tenancy plans – another blow for landlords?

2997
Security of Tenure: The government’s about face on long-term tenancies, from a voluntary longer-term tenancy to...

Scrap the landlord tax hike if tenants are to find homes

2406
Landlord Taxes: Ministers need to scrap the taxes which are preventing those in need of a...

Agents feeling the heat in a sluggish property market

960
Tough Trading Conditions: National estate agency group Countrywide saw its shares plunge yesterday after the group...

Bank Rate Rise – Bank raises rate to 0.75%

956
Breaking News: The Bank of England has today raised its base rate for only the second...

Channel 5 Thursday at 8pm, Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords

884
Evictions: The documentary series following eviction specialists as they attempt to remove nightmare tenants and local...

Government regulation is pushing landlords into short-term lettings

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Holiday Lets: Calls for more and more regulation of buy-to-lets: increasing taxation, longer-term tenancies and rent...

Consultation on Energy Performance Certificates

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EPCs: With the recent introduction of the new legal minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) – effective...

Liverpool landlady receives prison sentence

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Unlawful Eviction: Liverpool landlady, Violet Musoke, has been given a 3-month prison sentence for unlawful eviction...

Do you know if your Property Insurance cover is correct?

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Insured Value: Have you relied on your insurance broker to put an insured value on your...

Terminating a Letting Agent’s Contract

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Letting Agent Contracts: One common question asked by landlords is, "how do I terminate my relationship...

Recovering Commercial Rent Arrears

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Rent Arrears: From 6th April 2014, the ancient remedy of distress for rent, available to commercial...

NAPIT welcomes Mandatory Electrical Checks

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Electrical Checks: The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) has hailed the forthcoming introduction...

Finding a Good Agent

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How can I find a good letting agent or property manager? There are lots of...

Section 21 Notices – for older tenancies in England

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Section 21: Most tenancies will never require the service of a Section 21, Housing Act 1988,...

Rent Review, Evidence and GDPR

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Commercial Rent Reviews: The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force on 25 May 2018....

Asbestos and Your Responsibilities as a Landlord

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Asbestos: Asbestos regulations were last updated in 2012, bringing the UK in line with EU regulations,...

Landlords & Agents need to think about Data Protection

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Data Protection: Everyone has been getting excited about the advent of the new GDPR data protection...

The importance of a Tenancy Application Form

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The Application Form You should always use a comprehensive Tenancy Application Form when taking on a...

Landlord Checks for Legionella

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Risk Assessment: Updated September 2017 Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out...

Landlords & Agents – make sure you are GDPR Compliant

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Data Protection: What to communicate in your GDPR compliant privacy notice Landlords and letting agents with their...

Credit Scores Explained

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Credit Score: Landlords rely on credit scores, among other things, when selecting and verifying their new...

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Ends

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End of an AST: Questions: What happens when an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) comes to an...

Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy

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Ending a Tenancy: Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be handled with care. For landlords and...

Freehold, Shared Freehold or Leasehold?

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Landlords often buy flats which are either Leasehold or Shared Freehold. What are these tenures...

Reminder of the new rules for Section 21 evictions

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Section 21 Notices: Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law has set out here very clearly the new...

The Great Pet Debate

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Pets in Lets: It’s the age-old debate between landlords and tenants. Should a landlord allow a...

Comment

Bank of England – Base Rate not moving

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Breaking News: Angus Stewart, Chief Executive of online broker, Property Master commenting on today’s news from...

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...

Why Labour plans to end ‘no fault evictions’ need a re-think

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Section 21: Buy-to-Let consultant, author and experienced landlord, David Lawrenson, in this comprehensive article on this...

Book Review: Quiet Enjoyment – Protection from rogue landlords

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Quiet Enjoyment: Amateur and novice landlords often have difficulty “getting their head around” one of the...

Consultation on longer tenancies, Budget reaction

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Longer-term Tenancies: James Davis of Upad comments on the Chancellor’s Budget speech in which he announced...

Reaction to Universal Credit changes in Budget

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Universal Credit and Landlords: Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, comments on the changes to Universal...

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How to sell your buy-to-let property

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Buy-to-Let: Selling a buy-to-let property can be tricky. Your typical high street agent isn’t an investment...

Specialist first and second charge loan solutions

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Property Finance: Specialist first and second charge loan solutions on buy to let properties for none...

How to deter Burglars

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Thefts from Property: Landlords have a moral responsibility, if not a legal one to make their...

Fifth Anniversary of the National Landlord Investment Show

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Landlord Show: Yes, it's five years since the National Landlord Investment Show got started in Croydon,...

Is now the right time to sell your buy-to-let property?

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UK Buy to Let Market: The UK buy-to-let market is well-known as one of the strongest...

The Crossrail Effect

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Focus on Slough: Thanks to Crossrail, commuter towns such as Slough are set to see property...

Press Releases

Which? report claims deposit system is broken

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Tenancy Deposits: Eddie Hooker, CEO of mydeposits, comments on the report that claims the deposit system...

Property Redress Scheme signs up 9,000th member

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 Redress Scheme: After Ombudsman Services: Property (OS:P) decided to withdraw from offering redress to the property...

Landlord Law Conference Course 2018

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Special Offer: A special training 50% discount offer for LandlordZONE® readers - ending tonight - 20...

Prolonged heatwave puts properties at increased risk of subsidence

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Subsidence: As Britain’s longest heatwave in five years continues, Hamilton Fraser, who provide specialist insurance services...

The cost of five-year fixed buy-to-let mortgage rates is down

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Mortgage Rates: As customers brace themselves for a possible Bank of England rate rise early next...

The National LIS Awards

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Celebrating excellence in the private rented sector Connect with the very best in the industry at...

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Section 21 Notices

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Obtaining Possession - Section 21 Notices: This article explains how to gain possession of your residential...

Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy

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Ending a Tenancy: Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be handled with care. For landlords and...

Section 21 Notices

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Obtaining Possession Using Section 21 Notices Updated October 2016 This article explains how to gain possession of...
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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...
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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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Risk Assessment: Updated September 2017 Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out...

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