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Spiteful tenant caused £6k of damage and refused to pay rent…

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Rogue Tenant: 46 years old tenant, David Pearson, refused to leave his landlord's property and caused...

Government pledges £2m more to tackle rogue landlords

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Rogue Landlords: The government has said that new funding will be provided to councils to support...

Manchester, Silicon Valley Northwest?

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Investment: A recent Hometrack report shows Manchester’s current year-on-year growth standing at 6.2% compared to last...

Fixed Rate Mortgages Trending Up

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Mortgage Finance: Whilst a relatively modest increase, it is the first month-on-month increase across all types...

Universal Credit issues behind arrears and repossessions rise

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Rent Arrears: The release of the UK Finance (CML) Arrears and Possessions quarterly statistics, out yesterday,...

St Helens Landlord fined £21,000

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Health & Safety: A private landlord, who was renting to a family in the Collins Green...

Rents to rise by 13.7% over next five years

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Rent Increases:   International property consultants and agents Savills says affordability, not Brexit, will be the...

Another Budget, another Tax hit for Landlords?

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Capital Gains Tax: A seemingly innocuous point made by the Chancellor in his Budget speech last...

Low-tech solution cuts high fire risks and costs

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Letter Box Seal: The GDPR regulations, an EU directive on data protection, now incorporated into our...

Buy-to-let still healthy & re-mortgaging hits all-time high

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BTL Mortgages: The proportion of buy-to-let (BTL) re-mortgaging hit a record high in Q3 2018. More...

90 days left to file your 2017 to 2018 tax return

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Tax Return: Don't let that nagging thought that your tax return needs doing, spoil your Christmas....

Banks are Preventing Renting to Benefit Claimants

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Mortgage Lending: The Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA) says Urgent action is needed to tackle discrimination against...

News

Spiteful tenant caused £6k of damage and refused to pay rent…

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Rogue Tenant: 46 years old tenant, David Pearson, refused to leave his landlord's property and caused...

Government pledges £2m more to tackle rogue landlords

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Rogue Landlords: The government has said that new funding will be provided to councils to support...

Manchester, Silicon Valley Northwest?

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Investment: A recent Hometrack report shows Manchester’s current year-on-year growth standing at 6.2% compared to last...

Universal Credit issues behind arrears and repossessions rise

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Rent Arrears: The release of the UK Finance (CML) Arrears and Possessions quarterly statistics, out yesterday,...

St Helens Landlord fined £21,000

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Health & Safety: A private landlord, who was renting to a family in the Collins Green...

Rents to rise by 13.7% over next five years

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Rent Increases:   International property consultants and agents Savills says affordability, not Brexit, will be the...

Another Budget, another Tax hit for Landlords?

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Capital Gains Tax: A seemingly innocuous point made by the Chancellor in his Budget speech last...

Buy-to-let still healthy & re-mortgaging hits all-time high

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BTL Mortgages: The proportion of buy-to-let (BTL) re-mortgaging hit a record high in Q3 2018. More...

90 days left to file your 2017 to 2018 tax return

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Tax Return: Don't let that nagging thought that your tax return needs doing, spoil your Christmas....

Banks are Preventing Renting to Benefit Claimants

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Mortgage Lending: The Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA) says Urgent action is needed to tackle discrimination against...

Budget Tax Changes

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Budget 2018: Before every Budget the newspapers publish articles containing their tax predictions. I have always said...

Landlords have demanded change in today’s budget

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Budget 2018: Landlords demanded change in today’s Budget, but they won’t be deterred if it fails...

Low-tech solution cuts high fire risks and costs

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Letter Box Seal: The GDPR regulations, an EU directive on data protection, now incorporated into our...

Tax on income from lodgers and short stay tenants

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Landlords' Tax: Internet sites, such as AirBnB, have increased the number of landlords letting to lodgers...

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...

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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Fixed Rate Mortgages Trending Up

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Mortgage Finance: Whilst a relatively modest increase, it is the first month-on-month increase across all types...

Help your tenants feel safe with our fire safety checklist

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Fire Doors: Fire safety is one of the most important factors for landlords to consider when...

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...

Press Releases

Panorama: rent arrears double for Universal Credit claimants

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Universal Credit: There are calls to scrap direct payments as Panorama reveals rent arrears double for...

Landlords’ Association dispute with Brighton & Hove Council

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Selective Licensing: The iHowz Landlords' Association has been in dispute with Brighton & Hove City Council...

A Budget for the sunny uplands of a post-Brexit Britain?

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Budget 2018:  Budget predictions from accountants, business and financial advisers Kreston Reeves for next Monday’s Budget. Chancellor...

The first Hamilton Fraser Academy agents’ course Sold Out

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Legal Update: The first Hamilton Fraser Academy Course for Letting Agents has been Sold Out and...

Hamilton Fraser scoops “Best Landlord Insurance Provider”

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Industry Award:   For the second year running Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance has won ‘Best Landlord...

Hackney landlords told to get HMO licensed

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HMO Licensing: Landlords in Hackney could face unlimited fines and prosecution unless they apply for a...

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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...

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...
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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...
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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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