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Leasehold reform, good and bad for landlords

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Long Leasehold: Landlords will find themselves on both sides of the divide if and when the...

Increasing concern about an exodus of buy-to-let landlords

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Buy-to-Let Exodus: According to new research carried out by the Residential Landlords Association’s (RLA) research arm...

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,...

LandlordZONE partners with Hamilton Fraser

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LandlordZONE®, the UK's largest landlord property information website, has announced a formal partnership arrangement with the...

Update on Making Tax Digital

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Digital Tax: Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a key plank in the government’s drive to digitise...

Government criticised for its response to HCLG report

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Private Rented Sector: The government’s response to a recent Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select...

High Streets must adapt or die

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Grimsey Review 2 Five years on from its first review of Britain’s high streets, The Grimsey...

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....

Yet another new Housing Minister

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New Housing Minister: Kit Malthouse has been appointed the latest in a rapid succession of housing...

Search for yield further north…

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Rental Yield: Research by Direct Line for Business shows that there is significantly variation in landlords’...

Bed Bugs – a growing problem for landlords

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Bed Bugs: Bed bugs are a growing concern for landlords across the country. An increase in...

News

Leasehold reform, good and bad for landlords

172
Long Leasehold: Landlords will find themselves on both sides of the divide if and when the...

Increasing concern about an exodus of buy-to-let landlords

481
Buy-to-Let Exodus: According to new research carried out by the Residential Landlords Association’s (RLA) research arm...

LandlordZONE partners with Hamilton Fraser

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LandlordZONE®, the UK's largest landlord property information website, has announced a formal partnership arrangement with the...

Update on Making Tax Digital

450
Digital Tax: Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a key plank in the government’s drive to digitise...

Government criticised for its response to HCLG report

599
Private Rented Sector: The government’s response to a recent Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select...

High Streets must adapt or die

656
Grimsey Review 2 Five years on from its first review of Britain’s high streets, The Grimsey...

Yet another new Housing Minister

599
New Housing Minister: Kit Malthouse has been appointed the latest in a rapid succession of housing...

Search for yield further north…

553
Rental Yield: Research by Direct Line for Business shows that there is significantly variation in landlords’...

Bed Bugs – a growing problem for landlords

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Bed Bugs: Bed bugs are a growing concern for landlords across the country. An increase in...

Motion to end s21 by London Assembly

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Section 21: London Assembly Members yesterday voted almost unanimously to petition the Mayor of London to...

Government plans for compulsory 3-year tenancies

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3-year tenancies: The Government is launching a consultation on its controversial proposal to make residential tenancies...

The GoCompare website finds best areas for buy to let

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Buy-to-Let locator: Manchester ranks the highest city in the new GoCompare comparison tool’s city ranking hierarchy,...

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...

Setting-up a “bullet-proof” tenancy in 2018

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Assured Shorthold Tenancy: Under new rules introduced over the last couple of years, setting up a...

My Tenant Won’t Allow Access!

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Landlord's Access to Property: Many landlords will have experienced a tenant denying them access to a...

The importance of timing & planning for dilapidations

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Commercial Property: Dilapidations – a question of timing, and seeking the right advice at the...

New Section 21 Rules

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New Rules for Section 21: Landlords and Agents need to be aware of the changes affecting...

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

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...

A Facebook friend, a fake bank transfer…a fraudulent tenant

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Tenant Fraud: On tonight’s episode of Channel 5’s “Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords”, two unlucky landlords learn...

Elfin supplies kitchen solution to floating pod concept

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Compact Kitchens: Elfin Kitchens has supplied a 1,000mm Premium kitchen to a bespoke floating pod –...

Top 10 PRS Cost Considerations for Landlords

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Build-to-Rent: According to the most recent Government paper on the issue “Building the New Private Rented...

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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...

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 a Tenancy: Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be handled with care. For landlords and...
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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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Risk Assessment: Updated September 2017 Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out...

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