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Rents stable in England and Wales according to latest rental index

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Rental Yields April: According to the Your Move rental tracker, average rents in the private rented...

Foxtons fined £35,000 over one letting

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Agent Fined: Foxtons the iconic London agents has been fined £35,000 for safety issues involving a...

Citizens Advice wants to toughen-up fees ban Bill

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Tenant Fees Ban: The national charity Citizens Advice (CA) has warned that a loophole exists in...

We can live with longer tenancies says Grainger

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Longer Tenancies: Briton’s biggest private residential landlord and now Build-to-Rent provider Grainger PLC says it welcomes...

Landlords need to plan for higher letting agents’ fees

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Letting Fees Ban: Buy-to-let landlords who use letting agents and those others that charge their own...

The Lords is examining the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill

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Tenant Creditworthiness: The Creditworthiness Assessment Bill, which is progressing through the House of Lords, and is...

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...

Demand for renting will continue to grow…

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Buy to Let: In its Spring 2018 “What next for buy-to-let?” Report, Hamptons International say the...

Declining home ownership continues apace…

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Renting: The number British people renting in their middle‑age has doubled over the last ten years. Pressures...

How to deter Burglars

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Thefts from Property: Landlords have a moral responsibility, if not a legal one to make their...

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...

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,...

News

Rents stable in England and Wales according to latest rental index

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Rental Yields April: According to the Your Move rental tracker, average rents in the private rented...

Foxtons fined £35,000 over one letting

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Agent Fined: Foxtons the iconic London agents has been fined £35,000 for safety issues involving a...

Citizens Advice wants to toughen-up fees ban Bill

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Tenant Fees Ban: The national charity Citizens Advice (CA) has warned that a loophole exists in...

We can live with longer tenancies says Grainger

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Longer Tenancies: Briton’s biggest private residential landlord and now Build-to-Rent provider Grainger PLC says it welcomes...

Landlords need to plan for higher letting agents’ fees

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Letting Fees Ban: Buy-to-let landlords who use letting agents and those others that charge their own...

The Lords is examining the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill

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Tenant Creditworthiness: The Creditworthiness Assessment Bill, which is progressing through the House of Lords, and is...

Demand for renting will continue to grow…

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Buy to Let: In its Spring 2018 “What next for buy-to-let?” Report, Hamptons International say the...

Declining home ownership continues apace…

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Renting: The number British people renting in their middle‑age has doubled over the last ten years. Pressures...

Tenant Fees Bill introduced to Parliament

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Letting Fees Ban: The Bill that will introduce a lettings fee ban was introduced to Parliament...

TSB customers unable to pay rent after standing order defaults

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Rent Payments: The ongoing TSB IT banking crisis is causing anxiety for both tenants and those...

New housing secretary appointed after Sajid Javid move

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Housing Changes: There are concerns about continuity after yet another change at the recently re-formed Ministry...

Private Rented Sector – steady as she goes in 2018

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Rent Increases: The Private Rented Sector (PRS) Report from ARLA Propertymark in March 2018 shows the...

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,...

How you serve a Notice can be just as important as what you serve…

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Serving Notices: Landlords and agents often get confused as to how they should serve Notices on...

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 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...

Landlord On Your Feet

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Selco Builders Warehouse are here to give you a helping hand with any Landlord job...

How do you work out your deposit claim amount?

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Dilapidations: It’s the end of a tenancy and the property has been damaged, so how do...

Press Releases

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...

Savvy Landlords Prepared to Pay for Quicker Lets

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Online Lettings: Rather than seeking immediate cost savings in the wake of increasingly punitive taxation, savvy...

Burnham Announces Amnesty for Rogue Landlords

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Rogue Landlords: Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has proposed an amnesty to drive rogue landlords out...

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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...

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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...
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Electrical Safety - the Key Points There are around 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents annually in...
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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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