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Tom Entwistle

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Tom Entwistle editor@landlordzone.co.uk
The changing High Street: Threats facing Britain’s high streets present something of a challenge to those landlords owning retail premises where businesses are failing, with tenants leaving in droves, leaving huge holes where properties lie vacant.
Storms & Floods: Given the severity of the bad weather and floods in some areas of the country recently, the past weeks have been an extremely anxious time for some tenants and landlords.
Business Rates: Business rates are a killer for businesses and landlords alike - landlords become liable to full business rates after three months of a vacancy for commercial premises, except some factory premises which...
Section 21: Not every landlord or agent would consider handling a possession claim themselves, but the good news is, it can be done – the system is designed for LIGs – litigant’s in person.
Commercial Property: A commercial lease is based on contract law and a contractual agreement between landlord and tenant. The rules laid down are those as agreed in the lease agreement and are largely unencumbered by statutory rules, unlike the case...
Holiday Lets: With the changes to the tax rules many buy-to-let landlords are thinking of creative ways to overcome the loss of income. Their inability to claim tax relief on their mortgage interest and the removal...
Direct payments: With councils now exposed to direct payments for the rent element of Universal Credit, some are now struggling with massive and mounting rent arrears, as in the case of Sandwell Council. Direct...
Rent paid in Arrears: Given the toughest trading conditions in living memory on Britain’s high streets - in fact the trading conditions in retail are probably unprecedented - tenants, at least those with a reasonable chance of...
Insolvency: In any dealings in business you want to ensure that you are dealing with businesses that are basically solvent, whether this is a contractor you have engaged to do work, a customer you supply goods or...
Fire Safety Campaign: In response to the Home Office’s fire safety campaign the Residential Landlords Association is reminding landlords and tenants of the dangers lurking in domestic premises and gives some timely words of advice.