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Tenancy Deposits

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

Bank of Mum and Dad now paying the rent…

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Alternative Finance: Research from Legal & General and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr)...

New Guide to Ending Tenancies

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New TDS Tenancy Guide: The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has just launched its timely new guide...

Rent increases being forced on landlords…

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The latest Private Rented Sector (PRS) report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA...

When is a landlord liable for injuries to a tenant?

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Personal injury: There are some instances when a landlord could be held liable for injuries suffered...

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...

Lawyer warns of Section 21 confusion

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Eviction: Section 21, the possession procedure in England, which has been a lifeline for landlords with...

Grainger ploughs into the PRS

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Build-to-Let: Grainger PLC is to acquire, subject to planning, a site for a private rented sector...

London commercial property sees strongest trading in 10 years

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Record Commercial Sales: London commercial property has hit an £llbn record so far this year, with...

Smart locks vs physical locks: which is more secure?

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Property Security: Technology has taken over nearly every aspect of our everyday lives, including how we...

Section 21 Notice and Deposit Protection rules

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Validity of Section 21 Notice: Amak Property Investments v Laura Sonny This case was an...

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Bank of Mum and Dad now paying the rent…

399
Alternative Finance: Research from Legal & General and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr)...

New Guide to Ending Tenancies

509
New TDS Tenancy Guide: The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has just launched its timely new guide...

Rent increases being forced on landlords…

817
The latest Private Rented Sector (PRS) report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA...

Grainger ploughs into the PRS

490
Build-to-Let: Grainger PLC is to acquire, subject to planning, a site for a private rented sector...

London commercial property sees strongest trading in 10 years

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Record Commercial Sales: London commercial property has hit an £llbn record so far this year, with...

Civil Penalties for Landlords in Stafford

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Quick Justice: Stafford Borough Council is all set to give the go-ahead to using civil penalties*...

More & More Regulations but little by way of Enforcement…

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Letting Laws: There are over 145 legal rules and regulation affecting the residential lettings sector, but...

House price growth slows along with the wider economy

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Home Sales: The latest figures from the Nationwide Building Society show that house prices began to...

HMRC using “big-data” to uncover the tax dodgers

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Landlords and Tax: The revelation that almost 50% of landlords who had registered for the property...

Young men can no longer afford a bachelor pad…

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The traditional bachelor pad could be a thing of the past for the working and...

Tenants of National Trust properties facing huge rent rises…

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Ground Rents: The National Trust has told one of its tenants - an 87-year-old man -...

Landlords turning to holiday lets

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Airbnb Lets: Large numbers of private rented properties in London are being let on a “holiday...

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...

Lawyer warns of Section 21 confusion

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Eviction: Section 21, the possession procedure in England, which has been a lifeline for landlords with...

Section 21 Notice and Deposit Protection rules

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Validity of Section 21 Notice: Amak Property Investments v Laura Sonny This case was an...

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...

How to do a rent review – Part 2

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1.0  Introduction  1.1 -  At rent review, the starting point obviously is to read the lease....

More than 4 tenants on a tenancy agreement?

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Tenant Agreement: The Law of Property Act 1925 talks about having a maximum of 4 tenants...

Twelve Must-Do things when Letting a Property

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New Landlords: Are you new to lettings, do you want to rent-out your own home for...

Property fraudsters stealing homes

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Home owners and buy-to-let landlords are being warned of a potential rise in property fraudsters...

Are you properly alarmed?

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations: From 1 October 2015, the law changed regarding smoke and...

What Documents do I need when letting a property?

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Lettings Document Checklist: When setting up a new Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) it has always been...

Is rent in advance a deposit?

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Advance Rent: Piggot v Slaven and Johnson v. Old There are two important cases which clarify...

Minimum EPC Rating for Rental Properties after 2018

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Following some confusion and debate about a deferral for the new standards following the MEES*...

Why should I check potential tenants?

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Tenant Checks: More and more landlords are realising the importance of doing thorough tenant checks. Relying...

Why do you need a landlord’s insurance policy?

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Landlord’s Insurance: When you let a property, particularly if this was your own home, it’s tempting...

Leasehold Repairs and Disputes

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Responsibility for Repairs: Who is responsible and who is obliged to pay for repairs to leasehold...

How to do a rent review – Part 1

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In 1978, I published a pamphlet "The Framework of Rent Review Clauses" which was given...

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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....

My biggest bugbear when letting property

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Viewings: I’ve just come back from a viewing where the prospective tenant didn’t show up. We...

LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index

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UK Buy-to-Let: Where are the key buy-to-let hot spots in the UK? Which parts of the...

Housing Minister loses his seat…

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Politics – Breaking News: Gavin Barwell, the Conservative Housing Minister, has lost his Croydon Central seat...

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When is a landlord liable for injuries to a tenant?

1066
Personal injury: There are some instances when a landlord could be held liable for injuries suffered...

Smart locks vs physical locks: which is more secure?

635
Property Security: Technology has taken over nearly every aspect of our everyday lives, including how we...

Six ways to use property data to improve your ROI

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For years, big institutional landlords have had dedicated teams who analyse the property market to...

The Risks and Rewards of Property Guardianship

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Property Security: In the last few years, property guardians have become a popular alternative for managing...

How Landlords Can Save Money By Choosing A Cleaning Company Directly

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As recent tax changes mean landlords may lose out on profit, how can you keep...

Confusion over Section 21 notices puts landlords risk

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Landlords are unwittingly issuing incorrect Section 21 notices, resulting in thousands of pounds being wasted...

Press Releases

National Landlord Investment Show is heading to Sussex – 13 September at Brighton Racecourse

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New exhibitors announced! After an unbeatable few months, the UK’s leading property investment event is...

Half of landlords planning changes due to tax implications

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Landlords' Tax: Results from a survey released today by mydeposits, the custodial and insurance-backed tenancy deposit...

How to Make Your Home Desirable to Tenants

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Tenancies in Britain are reported to last an average of 18 months. This means that...

Eviction companies should join redress scheme…

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Landlord Action, the eviction specialists are calling for unregulated eviction companies to join a redress...

Landlords welcome re-think on Digital Tax Changes

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Landlords are today welcoming confirmation that only those landlords with a turnover above £85,000 will...

Landlady fined for Rent Smart Wales offences

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Rent Smart Wales: A Cardiff landlady who ignored the Rent Smart Wales scheme faces a bill...

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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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Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out risk assessments for legionnaire’s...

Grounds For Possession

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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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