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Borders inspectorate calls for Evidence on Right to Rent

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Checking Immigrants: The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) is calling on the industry...

Cleaning is still the biggest cause of deposit disputes

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Tenancy Deposit Disputes: An analysis of deposit claims by agent’s professional body, ARLA Propertymark, shows that...

“Save the High Street” campaign, a failure…

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Retail Trends: The “Save the High Street” campaign, a government sponsored experiment led by TV presenter...

More Student Accommodation on the way…

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New Developments: The number of new student accommodation developments across the UK is rising to meet...

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...

Dilapidated Properties spell trouble for landlords…

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Property Hotspots: So called property hotspots offer high yields (high returns) because the house prices are...

5-yearly mandatory electrical testing to be introduced

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Mandatory Electrical Checks: A report into Electrical Safety in Rented Property has just been published which...

Landlord’s ‘curry smell’ letting ban unlawful

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Landlord Discrimination: One of Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlords, Fergus Wilson, is in trouble yet again after...

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...

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...

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...

News

Borders inspectorate calls for Evidence on Right to Rent

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Checking Immigrants: The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) is calling on the industry...

Cleaning is still the biggest cause of deposit disputes

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Tenancy Deposit Disputes: An analysis of deposit claims by agent’s professional body, ARLA Propertymark, shows that...

“Save the High Street” campaign, a failure…

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Retail Trends: The “Save the High Street” campaign, a government sponsored experiment led by TV presenter...

More Student Accommodation on the way…

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New Developments: The number of new student accommodation developments across the UK is rising to meet...

Dilapidated Properties spell trouble for landlords…

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Property Hotspots: So called property hotspots offer high yields (high returns) because the house prices are...

5-yearly mandatory electrical testing to be introduced

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Mandatory Electrical Checks: A report into Electrical Safety in Rented Property has just been published which...

Landlord’s ‘curry smell’ letting ban unlawful

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Landlord Discrimination: One of Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlords, Fergus Wilson, is in trouble yet again after...

Irish Republic calls for MOT style checks for slum landlords

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Overcrowding: The Government in the Republic of Ireland has said it will examine proposals for an...

Letting Agents’ Fees Ban

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Letting Fees: Further news is still awaited from government on the proposed letting fees ban following...

Illegal eviction results in criminal record

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Protection from Eviction Act: Council makes an example of landlord to deter others. A landlord from Clackton-on-Sea,...

Rate increase could be the first of several more…

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Initial Reaction to the Rate Rise: An interest rate rise is bad news for some, good...

As expected BoE raises Bank Rate to 0.5%

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Breaking - Bank Rate Rises by 0.25% The expected rise, the first time in 10 years,...

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...

Fire Safety in Rented Premises

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Fire Regulations in Rentals: There are several regulations relating to fire safety within rental dwellings; some...

Condensation – how to deal with it

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Damp & Condensation: Condensation occurs in a property when warm moisture laden air (steam) comes into...

Rising Damp – how to deal with it

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Damp & Mould: You may have seen or heard of the 1970s TV series Rising Damp,...

How buy to let lending has changed

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From 30th September, a regulatory change means that all buy to let mortgage lenders have...

Consider These Things before you Increase your Tenant’s Rent

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1  - It could force good tenants to leave. It might only be a small...

How Much Should Landlords Spend on Renovating?

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Renting Standards: Specialist residential property solicitor Amanda Sutcliffe of Bray & Bray looks at the importance...

Public Liability and Personal Injury Claims

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Landlords' Insurance: Perhaps the most important aspect of a landlord’s insurance cover is the possibility of...

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...

Comment

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....

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...

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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...

Invest in the future of Manchester

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Manchester is probably the UK’s outstanding city if you are looking at future growth. The...

Purpose built student accommodation in high demand

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Whilst there were concerns that Brexit would have a negative impact on the Purpose-Built Student...

Press Releases

Elfin Kitchens specified for exclusive student accommodation

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Elfin Kitchens has supplied over 355 ‘Premium Bespoke’ kitchens to Crown House, Sheffield – a...

Iain Duncan Smith MP joined 450+ landlords & investors on Expert Property Panel

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Iain Duncan Smith MP joined 450+ landlords and investors for the return of the Expert...

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...

Council advises tenants to break into landlord’s property

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Surrender Notice: It has been widely reported that in a bid to cope with Britain’s housing...

Make Inventories Mandatory!

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Mandatory Inventories: Agents and landlords are being urged to sign a petition to bring in mandatory...

Fire – a Landlord’s Webinar – Friday 3rd November

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Don't miss this important Fire Safety Webinar - Friday 3rd November at 12:30pm - register...

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

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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