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Letting Agent’s Fees: In view of the government's ongoing consultation on letting agents fees for tenant's, with a view to banning these, this is perhaps a timely reminder for both landlords and agents of the legal position with landlord /...
Conservative Manifesto: The Conservative manifesto is really a policy overview as regards housing and renting, as in their case the nitty gritty of their housing measures have already been set out: various budgets, statements, the recent Housing White Paper and...
Liberal Democrat’s Manifesto: Unlike Labour, “For the Many (tenants), and Not the Few (landlords), the Lib Dems have come up with a much more palatable set of proposals as far as private landlords are concerned. The Lib Dems say that they...
Labour Manifesto: “For the Many, Not the Few” If Labour’s plans for renters are anything to go by, they are certainly sticking to their maxim, for the PRS – for the many tenants, and certainly not for the few landlords. This is...
Property Investment: With all the new housing developments springing up recently and with many more planned in the future, an interesting investment opportunity was raised by one of my landlords a while ago - should he buy the developer’s show...
Viewpoint: The Government’s attack on small-scale buy-to-let landlords, through a punitive tax regime and aggressive regulation, predicated on a policy of growing a new alternative rented housing provision through large-scale developers and institutional investors, could itself be under threat. The “Tescoisation”...
According to Giles Peaker in his Nearly Legal Blog, Southwark council have decided that their Right-to-Buy leases should contain covenants that would prevent Airbnb type short-term letting of the whole property, and will be writing to their leaseholders to...
Checking Guarantors: David Lawrenson, landlord, author and founder of LettingFocus.com, says too many tenants and would-be guarantors fail to appreciate that guarantors have to demonstrate that they have enough spare income to pay rent, if the tenant does not. Others...
BREAKING: Budget Review The main tax changes announced by Spreadsheet Phil in today’s Budget are as follows: Making Tax Digital The Government will provide an extra year, until April 2019, before Making Tax Digital compulsory for unincorporated businesses and landlords with turnover...
Landlord Licensing: Does Nottingham City Council really need to punish 000’s of tenants across the city, for the actions of the inconsiderate few? There is no argument about the need to raise standards in the private rented sector and to target...