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Buy-to-Let continues to offer positive returns

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Buy-to-Let Investment: Despite the added pressure on landlords, from tax changes to many additional regulations, buy-to-Let...

The first Hamilton Fraser Academy agents’ course Sold Out

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Legal Update: The first Hamilton Fraser Academy Course for Letting Agents has been Sold Out and...

Rent Arrears increase with Universal Credit

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Rent Arrears: Just under two-thirds of private landlords housing tenants receiving Universal Credit (UC) have...

Landlord in Burnley fined £56,000

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Selective Licensing: A Burnley landlord has been fined £56,000 for breaking Burnley Council’s selective licensing scheme rules. Landlord...

Will proptech save the property business?

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New Technology: Both letting agents and estate agents are very concerned about the disruptive effects of...

Rising London rent yields could stabilise house prices

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Rental Income: House prices in London are expected to “bottom out” in around 2 years’ time...

New Tenancy rules could trigger evictions or rent rises

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Shared Homes: New tenancy rules issued on the 1st of October mean that any shared home...

Claims that 33% of landlords ignore deposit schemes

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Rental Deposits: Research carried out by comparison website, ComparetheMarket.com, reveals that up to one-third of landlords,...

Universal Credit tenants in £1,700 arrears

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Rent Arrears: It’s a sad story that comes up again and again, but thankfully not too...

All Scottish Letting Agents must be Registered

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Agent Registration: As from the 1st October 2018, all letting agents operating in Scotland have to...

Tax incentives needed for longer term tenancies says the RLA

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Longer Tenancies: The RLA is urging the Chancellor to back Longer Tenancies in rented homes. Landlords are...

Study – standards in British rental properties rapidly improving

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Housing Conditions: A study* carried out into the British rental market by AXA Insurance shows that...

News

Buy-to-Let continues to offer positive returns

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Buy-to-Let Investment: Despite the added pressure on landlords, from tax changes to many additional regulations, buy-to-Let...

Rent Arrears increase with Universal Credit

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Rent Arrears: Just under two-thirds of private landlords housing tenants receiving Universal Credit (UC) have...

Landlord in Burnley fined £56,000

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Selective Licensing: A Burnley landlord has been fined £56,000 for breaking Burnley Council’s selective licensing scheme rules. Landlord...

Will proptech save the property business?

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New Technology: Both letting agents and estate agents are very concerned about the disruptive effects of...

Rising London rent yields could stabilise house prices

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Rental Income: House prices in London are expected to “bottom out” in around 2 years’ time...

New Tenancy rules could trigger evictions or rent rises

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Shared Homes: New tenancy rules issued on the 1st of October mean that any shared home...

Claims that 33% of landlords ignore deposit schemes

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Rental Deposits: Research carried out by comparison website, ComparetheMarket.com, reveals that up to one-third of landlords,...

Universal Credit tenants in £1,700 arrears

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Rent Arrears: It’s a sad story that comes up again and again, but thankfully not too...

All Scottish Letting Agents must be Registered

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Agent Registration: As from the 1st October 2018, all letting agents operating in Scotland have to...

Tax incentives needed for longer term tenancies says the RLA

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Longer Tenancies: The RLA is urging the Chancellor to back Longer Tenancies in rented homes. Landlords are...

Study – standards in British rental properties rapidly improving

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Housing Conditions: A study* carried out into the British rental market by AXA Insurance shows that...

The Condensation Conundrum

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Viewpoint by Tom Entwistle As winter approaches outside temperatures drop and the perennial landlord’s problem of...

Tax on income from lodgers and short stay tenants

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Landlords' Tax: Internet sites, such as AirBnB, have increased the number of landlords letting to lodgers...

Top Legal Tips For Landlords

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New Regulations: There is an increasing amount of new legislation, new rules and regulations that are...

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...

Comment

Section 21: The Bigger Picture

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Tenant Evictions: Paul Samplina of Landlord Action comments on a recent report issued by Citizens Advice...

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...

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Considering a Secured loan on a buy to let property?

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If you are looking release equity within your buy to let rental property and don’t...

Keeping costs down when refurbishing HMOs

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Compact Kitchens: Costs can spiral with a large refurbishment project, and keeping a tight grip on...

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,...

Press Releases

The first Hamilton Fraser Academy agents’ course Sold Out

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Legal Update: The first Hamilton Fraser Academy Course for Letting Agents has been Sold Out and...

Hamilton Fraser scoops “Best Landlord Insurance Provider”

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Industry Award:   For the second year running Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance has won ‘Best Landlord...

Hackney landlords told to get HMO licensed

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HMO Licensing: Landlords in Hackney could face unlimited fines and prosecution unless they apply for a...

Buy to Let Mortgage Rates

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Buy to Let: The BTL mortgages rates have trended upwards following the bank base rate rise...

Citylets Embraces Blockchain for World PRS First

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Blockchain: Citylets has teamed up with blockchain technology specialists Wallet.Services to offer what is thought to...

Time to Root out Criminal Landlords

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Commenting on the publication of the University of York’s report on private rented housing, David...

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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 - 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...
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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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