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Recovering Commercial Rent Arrears

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

Heavy fines levied by Brent Council for illegal subletting

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PRS Civil Penalties: The first £8,000 civil penalty* was issued to rogue landlords involved in illegal...

Landlords welcome Universal Credit changes, but…

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Universal Credit: Changes to Universal Credit introduced by the Chancellor in his latest budget have given...

The LandlordZONE® Christmas Prize Draw

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Our annual prize draw gives our visitors the opportunity to win fabulous prizes by entering...

Does a Periodic Tenancy mean a new tenancy every month?

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Periodic Tenancy: Under English law, once a fixed period tenancy comes to an end it is...

New Scottish Tenancy Regime could deter major investors

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New Housing Tenure Scotland: One housing adviser has said that the new rules on renting in...

Landlords need to prepare for ‘revenge eviction’ claims

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Section 21: The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced new rules on 1 October 2015 including a number of provisions...

New tenancy laws in Scotland

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Tenancy changes Scotland: Whilst some are hailing the new tenancies in Scotland a “new dawn” for...

Will a ban on letting fees mean landlords ditch agents?

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Ban on Agent’s Fees: There are two lines of argument here: landlords are already reeling from...

Self-Assessment Tax Returns for landlords

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Current Taxation Rates: Landlords don’t always think of themselves as self-employed or running a business, particularly...

Rent-a-Room tax relief could be restricted for short lets

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Tax Relief & Holiday Lettings The Rent-a-Room scheme is a tax relief designed to encourage homeowners...

Setting up the Utilities at Your Commercial Properties 

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Utilities Supplies: Many commercial landlords let their tenants decide on their utility providers with their own...

News

Heavy fines levied by Brent Council for illegal subletting

319
PRS Civil Penalties: The first £8,000 civil penalty* was issued to rogue landlords involved in illegal...

Landlords welcome Universal Credit changes, but…

365
Universal Credit: Changes to Universal Credit introduced by the Chancellor in his latest budget have given...

The LandlordZONE® Christmas Prize Draw

812
Our annual prize draw gives our visitors the opportunity to win fabulous prizes by entering...

New Scottish Tenancy Regime could deter major investors

363
New Housing Tenure Scotland: One housing adviser has said that the new rules on renting in...

New tenancy laws in Scotland

427
Tenancy changes Scotland: Whilst some are hailing the new tenancies in Scotland a “new dawn” for...

Will a ban on letting fees mean landlords ditch agents?

662
Ban on Agent’s Fees: There are two lines of argument here: landlords are already reeling from...

Self-Assessment Tax Returns for landlords

814
Current Taxation Rates: Landlords don’t always think of themselves as self-employed or running a business, particularly...

Rent-a-Room tax relief could be restricted for short lets

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Tax Relief & Holiday Lettings The Rent-a-Room scheme is a tax relief designed to encourage homeowners...

Buy-to-let mortgages for holiday lets breaks lending rules…

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Short-term holiday lets: Mortgage brokers are being warned that they could be struck off lending panels...

Energy Efficiency Minimum Standards

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MEES 1st April 2018: Former solicitor, Tessa Shepperson’s latest newsletter provides a timely reminder for the...

CTG inflation proofing for companies abolished…

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Company Capital Gains Tax: One of the measures introduced by the November Budget earlier this week...

Tenant from Hell leaves property in sickening state

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Nightmare Tenants: Yet another tenant from hell story demonstrates that landlording is far from the instant...

Recovering Commercial Rent Arrears

156
Rent Arrears: From 6th April 2014, the ancient remedy of distress for rent, available to commercial...

Does a Periodic Tenancy mean a new tenancy every month?

460
Periodic Tenancy: Under English law, once a fixed period tenancy comes to an end it is...

Landlords need to prepare for ‘revenge eviction’ claims

597
Section 21: The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced new rules on 1 October 2015 including a number of provisions...

Setting up the Utilities at Your Commercial Properties 

545
Utilities Supplies: Many commercial landlords let their tenants decide on their utility providers with their own...

Capital Gains Tax allowance raised in Budget

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Personal Allowances & CGT: Investors and second home owners, and landlords, will be pleased to hear...

Need to evict? Check these off first

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S21 Tenant Evictions: The decision to evict a tenant is not an easy one - even...

Big Changes are expected in 2018 on HMO Licensing Rules

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New HMO Licensing Rules: Since mandatory licencing was introduced by the 2004 Housing Act, and landlord...

Penetrating Damp – how to deal with it

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Penetrating damp, just as its name implies, is where water leaks into a building from...

Fire Safety in Rented Premises

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Fire Regulations in Rentals: There are several regulations relating to fire safety within rental dwellings; some...

Condensation – how to deal with it

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Damp & Condensation: Condensation occurs in a property when warm moisture laden air (steam) comes into...

Rising Damp – how to deal with it

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Damp & Mould: You may have seen or heard of the 1970s TV series Rising Damp,...

How buy to let lending has changed

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From 30th September, a regulatory change means that all buy to let mortgage lenders have...

Consider These Things before you Increase your Tenant’s Rent

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1  - It could force good tenants to leave. It might only be a small...

How Much Should Landlords Spend on Renovating?

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Renting Standards: Specialist residential property solicitor Amanda Sutcliffe of Bray & Bray looks at the importance...

Public Liability and Personal Injury Claims

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Landlords' Insurance: Perhaps the most important aspect of a landlord’s insurance cover is the possibility of...

Tenancy Deposits

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Remember the Rules: Tenancy deposits were introduced in April 2007 under the Housing Act 2004. The...

Sub-letting fees should not be more than £40

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Sub-Letting Licenses: (SOLITAIRE) LIMITED Appellant and CHERRY LILIAN NORTON and other cases Landlords of leasehold...

What Landlords Can’t Do

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A Landlord Guide: Residential Conveyancing Partner Amanda Sutcliffe of Bray & Bray Solicitors explains a landlord’s...

Comment

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...

The BoE is expected to increase interest rates today…

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Bank Rate Increase? Interest rates are expected to rise for the first time in 10 years...

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....

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What do you do if tenants leave you to clean up?

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Cleaning Services: Most residential landlords have been in the painful situation of a tenant leaving their...

Prop-tech heavyweights launch lettings site HomeRenter

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HomeRenter, an online lettings platform, launches today in London. The platform offers landlords and tenants...

Serviced apartments – the new opportunity in US property investment

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There are 826,759 serviced apartments around the world (GSAIR), and 61% of them are in...

IDS joins National Landlord Investment Show panel…

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Iain Duncan Smith writes: Some months ago I attended The National Landlord investment Show, on the...

Invest in the future of Manchester

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Manchester is probably the UK’s outstanding city if you are looking at future growth. The...

Purpose built student accommodation in high demand

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Whilst there were concerns that Brexit would have a negative impact on the Purpose-Built Student...

Press Releases

Corbyn wrong on Private Rented Housing

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Longer Tenancies: Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, today painted an inaccurate picture of the private rented sector. During...

It’s only going to get worse

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Benefit Tenants: Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action continues his popular TV series of Nightmare Tenants, Slum...

Elfin Kitchens specified for exclusive student accommodation

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Elfin Kitchens has supplied over 355 ‘Premium Bespoke’ kitchens to Crown House, Sheffield – a...

Iain Duncan Smith MP joined 450+ landlords & investors on Expert Property Panel

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Iain Duncan Smith MP joined 450+ landlords and investors for the return of the Expert...

Prop-tech heavyweights launch lettings site HomeRenter

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HomeRenter, an online lettings platform, launches today in London. The platform offers landlords and tenants...

Council advises tenants to break into landlord’s property

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Surrender Notice: It has been widely reported that in a bid to cope with Britain’s housing...

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Section 21 Notices

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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 - the Key Points There are around 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents annually in...
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Risk Assessment: Updated September 2017 Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out...

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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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