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Longer Tenancies: The RLA is urging the Chancellor to back Longer Tenancies in rented homes. Landlords are urging the Government to back longer tenancies in rented housing to meet the needs of the growing numbers of families with children who rely...
Housing Conditions: A study* carried out into the British rental market by AXA Insurance shows that standards are beginning to improve, but safety is still an issue. Since 2014, the government has been implementing a whole raft of new legislation aimed...
Viewpoint by Tom Entwistle As winter approaches outside temperatures drop and the perennial landlord’s problem of winter condensation and black mould rear their ugly heads again. The question is, how do you know if this is caused by the building or...
Redress Scheme: Every sales and lettings agent in England is required to register with a Government-approved redress scheme, which enables consumers to have their complaint reviewed independently in the event of a dispute arising that the consumer is unable to...
Tenancy Regulations: October 1st 2018 is an important day in the private rented sector (PRS) as there are several rule changes coming into force which affect landlords and agents – you should be aware of these important changes by now,...
Landlords’ Tax: New landlords should be aware that they need to register with HMRC for self-assessment and file a tax return no later than 31st of January next, and landlords will so need to get geared-up for Making Tax Digital...
Home Building: Leading developers Barratt, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey, it is being argued, are still building fewer homes than they were 10 years ago, before the financial crisis hit. This is despite being handed out millions from the taxpayer through...
Housing Law: The next Labour government will be “the most radical government on housing since that great Labour government after the war”, referring to the government of then Housing Secretary, Aneurin Bevan. Speaking at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool on...
HMO Dispute: After a long running dispute with Colchester Borough Council HMO landlord Cyril Thomas, Director of Platinum Crown Investments Limited was acquitted of all nine housing charges relating to a house in multiple occupation in Colchester. Speaking after the hearing,...
Rental Flats: Transport for London (TfL) has hired international property agents and consultants Savills to scope out the plan and find a joint venture partner for TfL to populate the tops of tube stations with flats. The audacious plan, announced last...