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Record fine for Birmingham “rogue landlord”

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Landlord Fine: A "Rogue Landlord" from Birmingham has been ordered to pay a record fine of...

Properties should be confiscated says MPs report

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Rogue Landlords: A cross-party housing, communities and local government committee report by cross bench MPs into...

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...

Employment rate reaches another record high

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Economy: It can only be good news for landlords as official figures out this week show...

Average rents rise 1.7% to March 2018

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BTL Rents: The Countrywide Monthly Lettings Index published April 2018 shows that average BTL rents rose...

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...

Migration added 20 per cent to house prices

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House Prices: Claims that migration has added 20% to UK house prices have been disputed, but...

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...

The Problems with Rental Affordability

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Private Renting & Social Housing: Joanna Fletcher lives in a one-bedroom apartment with her 10-year-old son....

The Crossrail Effect

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

Investment in Buy to Lets continues to grow

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2.5 Million Landlords: Research carried out by property agency Ludlow Thompson, based on HMRC and BoE...

Freehold, Shared Freehold or Leasehold?

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Landlords often buy flats which are either Leasehold or Shared Freehold. What are these tenures...

News

Record fine for Birmingham “rogue landlord”

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Landlord Fine: A "Rogue Landlord" from Birmingham has been ordered to pay a record fine of...

Properties should be confiscated says MPs report

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Rogue Landlords: A cross-party housing, communities and local government committee report by cross bench MPs into...

Employment rate reaches another record high

392
Economy: It can only be good news for landlords as official figures out this week show...

Average rents rise 1.7% to March 2018

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BTL Rents: The Countrywide Monthly Lettings Index published April 2018 shows that average BTL rents rose...

Migration added 20 per cent to house prices

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House Prices: Claims that migration has added 20% to UK house prices have been disputed, but...

The Problems with Rental Affordability

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Private Renting & Social Housing: Joanna Fletcher lives in a one-bedroom apartment with her 10-year-old son....

Investment in Buy to Lets continues to grow

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2.5 Million Landlords: Research carried out by property agency Ludlow Thompson, based on HMRC and BoE...

The surge in private renting could cost the Tories the next election

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Tenant Fees Ban: With an ever increasing number of under 45s renting privately, it’s almost inevitable...

RLA calls for crack down on tenants as well as landlords

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Deposit Cap: Amid all the talk about cracking down on (rogue) landlords, the responsible landlord’s voice...

HMOs disappearing in some locations

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HMO Reverse Conversions: HMOs have often been a preferred option for many landlords wanting to maximise...

Landlord borrowers must conform to new EPC regulations

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Buy-to-Let Mortgages: Buy to let lenders will increasingly demand to see that landlord borrowers are complying...

Prison terms for tenant harassment

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Illegal Eviction: Two Sheffield landlords were handed out suspended prison sentences for illegally evicting their tenant,...

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...

How to Rent Guide, latest version now available

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Pre-tenancy information: At the commencement of every new assured shorthold tenancy (AST), and for renewal tenancies,...

Consumer Protection – implications for Landlords & Agents

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Tenant are Consumers: The UK Consumer Protection law applies to letting agents and landlords alike when...

Section 21 Notices

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Obtaining Possession Using Section 21 Notices Updated October 2016 This article explains how to gain possession of...

Condensation, the Landlord’s Curse…

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Winter Condensation: It’s that time of year again, a time when tenants are most likely to...

Assured shorthold tenancies – valid s21 notices

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Assured Property Services Ltd v Ooo 2017 - Gas Certificate: This is a County Court case...

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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...

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...

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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...

Landlords can no longer afford to be Ostrich-Like on rates

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The good news is that research has identified landlords as being the biggest winners from...

Where is the best place to invest in student accommodation?

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Investing in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) is big business. The sector has become increasingly popular...

Press Releases

Warning to landlords & letting agents over fake referencing

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Fake Referencing: This week’s episode of “Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords” (Thursday 19th April, Channel 5, 8pm)...

Rented Housing report – perfect storm for young people

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Housing Report: Responding to today’s report, "The future fiscal cost of ‘Generation Rent’," (17 April 2018)...

Landlords and Electrical Safety

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Electrical Safety: Landlords are being urged to make use of free industry guidance to keep their...

The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) releases Annual Report for 2017

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Property Redress Scheme: The Report show there has been a 61% rise in formal complaint notifications...

Friday 13th – Accidental damage…unlucky for some

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Landlords' Insurance: It's Friday 13th, and whether you are superstitious or not, we all know that...

Make Energy Improvements Tax Deductible Say Landlords

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MEES: Energy efficiency improvements undertaken by landlords and recommended on Energy Performance Certificates should be tax...

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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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