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Today’s Bank of England Base Rate HOLD Decision

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Bank Rate: The Bank of England today decides to leave interest rates on hold, but the...

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...

Government issues new HMO and licensing guidelines

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HMO Guidelines: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) yesterday published a new set...

Evidence grows that landlords are leaving the BTL market

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Buy-to-Let: Several recent studies are producing evidence that the number of buy-to-let landlords quitting the sector...

Mandatory Client Money Protection coming soon

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Client Money Protection: The government has confirmed that all property agents in England will need to...

Landlord-tenant dispute turns nasty

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Tenant fined: Any landlord-tenant dispute has the potential to get nasty. Apart from violence to the...

Income backed-buy-to-let mortgage launched

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Buy-to-Let Mortgage: Given the increased scrutiny landlords have to go through when applying for a new...

Letting fee ban to be introduced in Wales

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Letting Fee Ban: The Welsh Government is introducing a Bill, which mirrors a similar one in...

AIIC urges caution on letting with pets

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Pets in Lets: With more tenants renting for longer and as a lifestyle choice it is...

Councils update their policies to tackle “rogue landlords”

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Rogue Landlords: Following recent legislation that allows local authorities to tackle rogue landlords more effectively and...

LandlordZONE® achieves runner-up spot in UK landlord blog review

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Top Blog Spot: The landlord property portal LandlordZONE®, which is a free to access comprehensive resource...

Labour is pressing for a 3-week cap on deposits

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Tenant Fees Bill: In an amendment to the Tenant Fees Bill currently passing through Parliament, Labour...

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Today’s Bank of England Base Rate HOLD Decision

520
Bank Rate: The Bank of England today decides to leave interest rates on hold, but the...

Government issues new HMO and licensing guidelines

637
HMO Guidelines: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) yesterday published a new set...

Evidence grows that landlords are leaving the BTL market

702
Buy-to-Let: Several recent studies are producing evidence that the number of buy-to-let landlords quitting the sector...

Mandatory Client Money Protection coming soon

756
Client Money Protection: The government has confirmed that all property agents in England will need to...

Landlord-tenant dispute turns nasty

805
Tenant fined: Any landlord-tenant dispute has the potential to get nasty. Apart from violence to the...

Income backed-buy-to-let mortgage launched

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Buy-to-Let Mortgage: Given the increased scrutiny landlords have to go through when applying for a new...

Letting fee ban to be introduced in Wales

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Letting Fee Ban: The Welsh Government is introducing a Bill, which mirrors a similar one in...

AIIC urges caution on letting with pets

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Pets in Lets: With more tenants renting for longer and as a lifestyle choice it is...

Councils update their policies to tackle “rogue landlords”

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Rogue Landlords: Following recent legislation that allows local authorities to tackle rogue landlords more effectively and...

LandlordZONE® achieves runner-up spot in UK landlord blog review

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Top Blog Spot: The landlord property portal LandlordZONE®, which is a free to access comprehensive resource...

Labour is pressing for a 3-week cap on deposits

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Tenant Fees Bill: In an amendment to the Tenant Fees Bill currently passing through Parliament, Labour...

Right to Rent policy to get Judicial Review

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Right to Rent: The High Court (6th June) has given the go ahead for a judicial...

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...

Reminder of the new rules for Section 21 evictions

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Section 21 Notices: Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law has set out here very clearly the new...

The Great Pet Debate

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Pets in Lets: It’s the age-old debate between landlords and tenants. Should a landlord allow a...

Setting-up a “bullet-proof” tenancy in 2018

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Assured Shorthold Tenancy: Under new rules introduced over the last couple of years, setting up a...

My Tenant Won’t Allow Access!

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Landlord's Access to Property: Many landlords will have experienced a tenant denying them access to a...

The importance of timing & planning for dilapidations

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Commercial Property: Dilapidations – a question of timing, and seeking the right advice at the...

New Section 21 Rules

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New Rules for Section 21: Landlords and Agents need to be aware of the changes affecting...

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,...

Comment

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...

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...

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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,...

Is now the right time to sell your buy-to-let property?

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UK Buy to Let Market: The UK buy-to-let market is well-known as one of the strongest...

The Crossrail Effect

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Focus on Slough: Thanks to Crossrail, commuter towns such as Slough are set to see property...

Press Releases

Student property enquiries surge 73% following portal revamp

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Student Lettings:  AccommodationforStudents.com, the UK No.1 student accommodation search engine has had a 73% boost in...

“Rumble with the Agents” raises over £16,000

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Property Charity Event: On Thursday 24th May 2018 ‘Rumble with the Agents’, an annual white-collar charity...

Tenant Fee Bill – a missed opportunity to improve transparency

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Tenant Fees Ban: THE Government’s plans to ban fees paid by tenants entering into new rented...

Tenant hoarder leaves landlord in a financial mess

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Bad Tenants: Ex-social worker and professional landlord of 30 years, Leslie-Ann Franklin, is facing having to...

Some Landlords will be Better off after a Rate Increase

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Bank Rate: “Most landlords have little to fear from a Bank of England rate increase next...

A Quick Way for Landlords to Learn about the Law- on 18 May

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Renting out a property has legal consequences that has rules and, if you fail to...

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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 a Tenancy: Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy must be handled with care. For landlords and...
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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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