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Agent fined £32,000 for HMO letting

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Agent Fine: Willesden Magistrates Court imposed the fine on letting agent Viviane Almieda of Falcondale Court,...

A look into the future of the PRS

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Future of Renting: A Parliamentary event considering a collection of studies looking to the future of...

Network Rail sells rail arches portfolio

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Commercial Property Deal: In what is one of the biggest UK property deals of the century,...

Warren Buffet property firm moves into London

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Berkshire Hathaway: Warren Buffett, through his property arm Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, is now ready to make...

New HMO licensing requirements in force soon

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HMO Licensing Reform: The October 1 deadline for the new rules on mandatory licensing is approaching...

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...

Estate agent owes landlords and tenants thousands…

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Letting Agent: A prominent Cambridgeshire estate and letting agent, with offices in Newmarket, has not been...

Landlords still optimistic about buy-to-let

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Buy-to-Let Prospects: Despite the government’s tax changes, countless new regulations, and threats to the shorthold tenancy,...

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...

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...

The Duke Westminster to build 30,000 new homes

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Property Development: The Duke of Westminster’s property firm, Grosvenor Estates, has pledged to build 30,000 homes...

Nothing will stop the growth in renting

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Rental Growth: Hamilton’s International researchers claim that recent policy changes by government will do nothing to...

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Agent fined £32,000 for HMO letting

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Agent Fine: Willesden Magistrates Court imposed the fine on letting agent Viviane Almieda of Falcondale Court,...

A look into the future of the PRS

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Future of Renting: A Parliamentary event considering a collection of studies looking to the future of...

Network Rail sells rail arches portfolio

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Commercial Property Deal: In what is one of the biggest UK property deals of the century,...

Warren Buffet property firm moves into London

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Berkshire Hathaway: Warren Buffett, through his property arm Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, is now ready to make...

New HMO licensing requirements in force soon

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HMO Licensing Reform: The October 1 deadline for the new rules on mandatory licensing is approaching...

Estate agent owes landlords and tenants thousands…

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Letting Agent: A prominent Cambridgeshire estate and letting agent, with offices in Newmarket, has not been...

Landlords still optimistic about buy-to-let

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Buy-to-Let Prospects: Despite the government’s tax changes, countless new regulations, and threats to the shorthold tenancy,...

The Duke Westminster to build 30,000 new homes

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Property Development: The Duke of Westminster’s property firm, Grosvenor Estates, has pledged to build 30,000 homes...

Nothing will stop the growth in renting

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Rental Growth: Hamilton’s International researchers claim that recent policy changes by government will do nothing to...

Evictions get landlords a criminal conviction and £11,000 fine

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Illegal Eviction: A landlord company has been ordered to pay just under £11,000 after illegally evicting a...

Agency group Countrywide approves £140m rescue plan

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Estate Agency: Shareholders in Countrywide, the UK’s biggest estate and letting agency group, have voted in...

Landlords selling up at the rate of 4,000 properties per month

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Landlord Taxation: The latest Ministry of Housing report shows that nearly 4,000 buy-to-let properties are being...

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...

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...

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

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...

Rented Housing Chief to Address Landlord Conference

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Landlord Conference: THE Government’s lead civil servant for private rented housing will address the Residential Landlords...

Property Redress Scheme partners with Client Money Protect

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Client Money Protection: With the introduction of mandatory client money protection from April 2019, Hamilton Fraser...

Lift Housing Allowance Freeze call…

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Housing Benefit: Commenting on calls by the Chartered Institute for Housing (CIH) for the Government to...

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