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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
Rogue landlords: Despite countless new rules and regulations affecting private landlords, most of them designed to strengthen the law so that more rogue landlords can be brought to book, few of them are being effectively tackled...
Housing Benefit: The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has put out a reminder to its member agents, and this would include landlords, of their legal obligations not to discriminate by stating “No DSS” tenants in their advertisements.
Mayoral Election: London’s mayor Sadiq Khan says the mayoral election is nothing less than a referendum on rent controls. “If I am re-elected on May 7th, I will continue to stand up for Londoners bearing...
Tenancy Deposits: Landlords often fail to win tenancy deposit disputes, not because the claim is unjustified, but purely because of the way they have gone about claiming, and usually because they have insufficient evidence to support their claim. A recent case...
Pets in lets: New research from YouGov and Mars Petcare reveals that two-thirds of private renters who would like to own a pet are not able to do so because of restrictive tenancy agreements....
New homes from old: As we contemplate the possible spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), business proceeds as normal with the first budget of Boris Johnson's majority Conservative government just over one week away.
Tenant & Landlord Breaks: A break clause is common in both private residential tenancy agreements and commercial leases, therefore it is highly advisable that both landlords and tenants are familiar with the nature of break clauses in their lease and...
Damp: It’s that time of year landlords dread: their tenant complains about dampness in their home and expect the landlord to do something about it, but what? Nobody wants to live in a damp...
Section 21: That’s the question posed by Charles Moore writing in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph. Why do people let houses?, Moore says. The obvious answer to that is, because they expect to make money from their...
CGT: From 6 April this year there are two phased in changes coming which will dramatically affect the tax paid on residential property sales by UK residents, individuals and trustees. For personal taxpayers capital...