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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 back in 1999. editor@landlordzone.co.uk
Stamp Duty Refunds Thousands of homeowners, unable to sell because of the covid-19 lockdown, are in danger of breaching the 3-year stamp duty concession ruling when they have bought a second home before selling their existing...
Property Taxation: Times are difficult for everyone at the moment and landlords are no exception. In fact, not only are landlords suffering the financial consequences of Coronavirus like everyone else, but this crisis has come on top of...
Rent Payment Claims: Contrary to press reports that the government was being charged rent for the use of the London Excel Exhibition Centre, the commercial landlord owners have denied this, putting out a statement over the week-end...
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...