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Following some confusion and debate about a deferral for the new standards following the MEES* deadline in April 2018, the new government has confirmed that changes to the EPC rules, preventing landlords from renting out homes below rating E,...
Commercial Property Investment Europe: The Fidelity and its investors in the Eurozone Select Real Estate Fund demonstrate confidence in the commercial property markets of continental of Europe, as it has raised more than €150m (£132m) from European investors thus far...
House Prices: HM Land Registry Published:18 July 2017.The UK House Price Index shows house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The May data shows: an annual price increase of 4.7% which takes the average property value in the...
Tenant Checks: More and more landlords are realising the importance of doing thorough tenant checks. Relying on “gut feel” and trusting in your own judgement is outdated and quite frankly in this modern age, with fraud and serial bad tenants...
Agent Theft: Norwich Crown Court heard that Stephen Webster, 38, a director of The Letting Business, a property management agency, stole almost £100,000 from a large portfolio landlord whose properties Webster was managing. Prosecutor John Morgans told the court that the...
Landlords’ Taxation: The Government has delayed and changed its tax plans that would have made some small businesses and landlords have to file up to nine VAT and tax returns per tax year, and meeting six payment deadlines. The “Making Tax...
Tenancy Deposit Fines: The deposit protection rules introduced in April 2017 have proved to be something on a minefield for landlords and letting agents. One might think it would be a simple process to introduce rules which would allow tenants...
Repair Issues: Two sides to every story: whilst a survey by the Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) finds that the majority of tenants asked where satisfied with their landlord and their rental accommodation, a recent Citizens Advice survey finds that many...
Landlords are today welcoming confirmation that only those landlords with a turnover above £85,000 will be expected to keep digital tax records. The Treasury’s announcement mirrors the calls that were made by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) in its submission...
Rent Smart Wales: A Cardiff landlady who ignored the Rent Smart Wales scheme faces a bill of more than £3,500 for non-compliance. Landlord Shelley Bailey of Eastwood Park, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire was prosecuted under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 for breaking the...