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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...

Leading London estate agents fined £35k over management failings

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Agent's Fine: Following a fine of £35,000 Estate agent Foxtons has been asked to appear at...

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...

Landlord sales increasing rents for tenants

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Buy-to-Let Divestment: Average rents have risen from 1.8% in 2016 to 2.4% in 2017 and in...

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...

Dominic Raab is the new Housing Minster, but who is he?

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Housing Minister: Dominic Raab MP has this week been appointed as the new Housing Minister, replacing...

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...

Fergus Wilson sues YouTuber for calling him racist

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Buy-to-Let Landlord: Mr Danny Hyde, YouTube blogger and controller the YouTube channel Danny Hyde TV, is...

One-fifth of buy-to-let landlords want to sell-up

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Landlord Tax: Research carried out by The National Landlords Association’s (NLA) last year (Q3 2017 with...

UK House Price Index for November 2017

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House Prices: The UK House Price Index (UK HPI) HM Land Registry shows house price changes...

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Leading London estate agents fined £35k over management failings

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Agent's Fine: Following a fine of £35,000 Estate agent Foxtons has been asked to appear at...

Landlord sales increasing rents for tenants

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Buy-to-Let Divestment: Average rents have risen from 1.8% in 2016 to 2.4% in 2017 and in...

Dominic Raab is the new Housing Minster, but who is he?

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Housing Minister: Dominic Raab MP has this week been appointed as the new Housing Minister, replacing...

Fergus Wilson sues YouTuber for calling him racist

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Buy-to-Let Landlord: Mr Danny Hyde, YouTube blogger and controller the YouTube channel Danny Hyde TV, is...

One-fifth of buy-to-let landlords want to sell-up

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Landlord Tax: Research carried out by The National Landlords Association’s (NLA) last year (Q3 2017 with...

UK House Price Index for November 2017

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House Prices: The UK House Price Index (UK HPI) HM Land Registry shows house price changes...

Tenants to sue landlords for unsafe properties

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Breaking News - Housing Safety: Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid Sunday (14 January) has...

Average Rents rose by just 0.7% in 2017

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Rent Increases 2017: A recent report published by Rightmove shows that rents across the nation, but...

Letting fees ban on hold until at least Spring 2019

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Breaking News - Letting Fees: The newly renamed "Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government" (MHCLG)...

New Housing Minister Appointed

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Housing Minister: Given the importance of the housing issue to the Conservatives, it’s not surprising that...

Call for empty homes to be used by squatters.

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Squatters: Guardian writer and London School of Economics (LSE) sociology fellow, Lisa Mckenzie, is calling for...

Changes to Universal Credit will help landlords.

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Direct Payments:  Landlords with Universal Credit (UC) tenants will welcome this change, announced today by the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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,...

Add value to your rental property with a compact mini kitchen

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With the growing demand for affordable properties continuing to rise, landlords must consider the most...

Time for Government to step up support landlords

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This year has been a frustrating one for UK landlords. The long-awaited housing white paper –...

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show – ExCeL London – April 2018

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The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show is the UK's largest and longest running property expo...

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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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