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Tom Entwistle

Tom Entwistle
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Tom Entwistle has invested in and developed commercial and residential properties since 1979 and later founded LandlordZONE. editor@landlordzone.co.uk
Rent payments: The Coronavirus Act introduced a ban on private tenant evictions, and this, coupled with the general media message abroad that tenants should have a rent reduction, a rent holiday or even pay no rent, creates...
Leasehold reform: Following a couple of consultations the government has published its report on leasehold reform which is indicative of the flavour of the legislation due to be enacted soon, though understandably the current...
Rent holidays: Private equity fund Blackstone, said to be the world’s biggest private landlord, is in for some pain in Spain as the coronavirus effect falls out. Along side other private equity groups, including...
Rent Payments: This is no joke - some already struggling retailers are withholding rent payments to preserve their cash-flows during the lock-down, that’s according to a recent report by the Financial Times.
Repairs and Maintenance: Residential landlords (private and social landlords) are being advised by Government that they should only access tenants’ properties to inspect or repair “serious and urgent issues”. They are advised to take a “pragmatic, common-sense” approach...
Eviction Ban: The Scottish Parliament is to pass a law that will prevent landlords evicting tenants for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says that no one will be evicted...
Re-possession: During the present health crisis, with everyone on virtual lock-down, new lettings are on hold, but when normality resumes, as it surely will, people will want to let out their own...
Gas Safety Checks: The Gas Safe register has said it is advising its registered engineers to suspend all Gas Safety inspections until they have received more government guidance – the Health and Safety...
Help for Landlords: The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and the National Landlords Association (NLA) soon to be combined into an 80,000 plus landlord association are jointly calling on the government to provide more support for the private rented...
Rent Holidays: In the wake of the coronavirus British restaurants and takeaways are asking their landlords to allow them a rent holiday as they say their businesses are “on the brink”. The British Takeaway Campaign...