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Labour plans a tenant’s pet’s charter

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Pets in Lets: Included in Labour’s plans to abolish the no-fault (section 21) eviction process is...

Council is determined to use new laws on slum landlords

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Rogue Landlords: Wakefield Council has put out a strong warning to “slum” landlords in the town...

New BTL mortgage applications down by 80pc

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Buy-to-Let Mortgages: The amount of new investment by small-scale landlords using buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages has fallen...

Serving Gas Certificate at start of Tenancy is Critical

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Notices and Section 21: A recent case has brought to light the importance of serving certain...

Buy-to-Let Lending thrives at Paragon

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Mortgage Lending: Paragon Banking Group, the buy-to-let specialist mortgage lender, has reported a 65% year-on-year increase...

Rogue landlord family ordered to repay thousands

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The Shah family of landlords who crammed 31 tenants into a Wembley “shed” are being...

Landlord Bodies meet minister to discuss future of PRS

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Future of PRS: A meeting has taken place (Thursday 8th February) to discuss future legislative changes,...

New algorithms to calculate EPC ratings

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Many landlords have long suspected that the DCLG approved national calculation methodologies and software programs...

Bank of England holds rates steady at 0.5%

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Breaking News - Interest Rates likely to Rise: The BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) held rates...

Which earnt more in 2017 – you, or your house?

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Buy-to-Let Earnings: According to research CRJ Lettings, house prices have increased by more than the average...

The Menace that can Undermine your Investment

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 Japanese Knotweed: Many landlords are familiar with Japanese Knotweed and the menace that the plant poses...

Avoiding squatters in your property

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Commercial Property: What can property owners and landlords do to remove squatters legally from a commercial...

News

Labour plans a tenant’s pet’s charter

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Pets in Lets: Included in Labour’s plans to abolish the no-fault (section 21) eviction process is...

Council is determined to use new laws on slum landlords

378
Rogue Landlords: Wakefield Council has put out a strong warning to “slum” landlords in the town...

New BTL mortgage applications down by 80pc

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Buy-to-Let Mortgages: The amount of new investment by small-scale landlords using buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages has fallen...

Buy-to-Let Lending thrives at Paragon

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Mortgage Lending: Paragon Banking Group, the buy-to-let specialist mortgage lender, has reported a 65% year-on-year increase...

Rogue landlord family ordered to repay thousands

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The Shah family of landlords who crammed 31 tenants into a Wembley “shed” are being...

Landlord Bodies meet minister to discuss future of PRS

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Future of PRS: A meeting has taken place (Thursday 8th February) to discuss future legislative changes,...

New algorithms to calculate EPC ratings

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Many landlords have long suspected that the DCLG approved national calculation methodologies and software programs...

Bank of England holds rates steady at 0.5%

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Breaking News - Interest Rates likely to Rise: The BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) held rates...

Which earnt more in 2017 – you, or your house?

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Buy-to-Let Earnings: According to research CRJ Lettings, house prices have increased by more than the average...

Irish Airbnb hosts earning €3,500 a year

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Airbnb Rentals: The Irish Times reports that around one-third of Irish Airbnb hosts were renting out...

Will expanding HMO licensing improve PRS standards?

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HMO Rule Changes: The government proposes to expand mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)....

Bill allowing tenants to sue landlords over poor housing progresses…

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Safe Homes: Today, MPs have voted in favour of The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and...

Serving Gas Certificate at start of Tenancy is Critical

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Notices and Section 21: A recent case has brought to light the importance of serving certain...

The Menace that can Undermine your Investment

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 Japanese Knotweed: Many landlords are familiar with Japanese Knotweed and the menace that the plant poses...

Avoiding squatters in your property

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Commercial Property: What can property owners and landlords do to remove squatters legally from a commercial...

The Story of “Landlording” – a brief History

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Landlord Laws: The pre History of landlording is perhaps lost in the mists of time,...

How you serve a Notice can be just as important as what you serve…

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Serving Notices: Landlords and agents often get confused as to how they should serve Notices on...

How to Rent Guide, latest version now available

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Pre-tenancy information: At the commencement of every new assured shorthold tenancy (AST), and for renewal tenancies,...

Consumer Protection – implications for Landlords & Agents

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Tenant are Consumers: The UK Consumer Protection law applies to letting agents and landlords alike when...

Section 21 Notices

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

Condensation, the Landlord’s Curse…

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Winter Condensation: It’s that time of year again, a time when tenants are most likely to...

Assured shorthold tenancies – valid s21 notices

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Assured Property Services Ltd v Ooo 2017 - Gas Certificate: This is a County Court case...

Tax Returns – mortgage interest relief

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Tax Relief: Starting from 6th April 2017, those landlords with mortgages will have tax relief on...

Debt Collection for Landlords

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Rent Arrears: At this time of year, soon after the Christmas spending spree, inevitably rent payments...

What expenses can I actually claim?

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Tax Return 2016-2017: As a general rule, and as outlined in the previous articles in this...

What is an Allowable Expense?

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Tax Return 2016-17: With some costs it’s very easy to decide: a repair to a drain,...

Landlords’ Self-Assessment Tax Returns

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Buy-to-Let Landlords and Tax It’s that time of year again, and the 31st of January 2018...

Data Protection and the GDPR

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Personal Data: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Europe (EU) initiative, a new legal...

Recovering Commercial Rent Arrears

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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?

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

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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The UK’s Fourth Largest City Packs a Property Punch

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Sheffield Property:  Located in the middle of the UK within the South Yorkshire region, Sheffield has...

BTL Mortgage market ripe for disruption says Property Master

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The UK’s first DIGITAL BUY-TO-LET MORTGAGE BROKER Property Master says that in these days of...

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...

Press Releases

Registration is live for the NEW National Landlord Investment Show at Olympia this March

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Having hosted 15,000 landlords and investors, 600 exhibitors and 180 speakers 2017, the UK’s leading...

Knight Knox – Investor Insight Workshop – Sheffield, 21st February,

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Knight Knox is holding its latest Investor Insight Workshop in Sheffield on the 21st February,...

New Aura Development Offers Student Property Investment Opportunities in Liverpool

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For developers considering a premier destination, the new Aura development in Liverpool should be at...

MEES and boiler safety – some landlords are breaking the law

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Boiler Servicing: Updated research* from Cover4LetProperty.co.uk - the landlord insurance specialists – suggests that some private...

Property Master’s early success leads to expansion and a wider product range

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Buy-to-Let Mortgages: The digital buy-to-let mortgages start-up, Property Master uses advanced algorithms to match the requirements...

‘Rumble’ returns for the fourth year

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Charity Boxing Event: Having raised more than £58,000 for local charities across the last three events,...

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

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