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Housing Complaints: The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has commended the Government’s decision to reform consumer redress in the private rented sector. Following a recent consultation exercise, the Government announced...
Property Surveys: Selling a propertyin Scotland needs home report, a pack of documents that gives potential buyersinformation about a property for sale. ScottishGovernment's home report website Home...
Buy-to-Let Mortgages: Online mortgage broker and comparison website Property Master warns that a landlord’s gains from “shopping around” can be completely wiped out because of arrangement fees. Landlords attracted to keenly-priced fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages could find the gains they make...
Tenant Evictions: Paul Samplina of Landlord Action comments on a recent report issued by Citizens Advice (CA) claiming that tenants who complain about conditions in their rental properties are likely to be served a section 21 eviction notice by their...
Breaking News: Angus Stewart, Chief Executive of online broker, Property Master commenting on today’s news from the Monetary Policy Committee that the base rate would not be increasing said: “It does seem as if we have been marched up the hill...
Holding or Pre-Contract Deposits: I thought it would be a good time to review the situation with Holding Deposits as they are in the news currently, about limiting the amount of the deposit a landlord or agent can take when...
Section 21: Buy-to-Let consultant, author and experienced landlord, David Lawrenson, in this comprehensive article on this subject, thinks that Corbyn’s plans for legislative changes in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are misguided. Mr Lawrenson says: “Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has said that...
Quiet Enjoyment: Amateur and novice landlords often have difficulty “getting their head around” one of the basic tenets of English property law: tenants have a right of quiet enjoyment. The term is slightly confusing as it does not mean exactly what...
Longer-term Tenancies: James Davis of Upad comments on the Chancellor’s Budget speech in which he announced that a consultation would be launched to look at barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector. James Davis is founder of online...
Universal Credit and Landlords: Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, comments on the changes to Universal Credit scheme announced in the Autumn Budget yesterday. “The Government appears to have bowed to the volume of criticism levelled at its flagship Universal Credit...