LandlordZONE Update - Will expanding HMO licensing improve PRS standards?

Will expanding HMO licensing improve PRS standards?

  Will expanding HMO licensing improve PRS standards?

HMO Rule Changes:

The government proposes to expand mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). This provides another key opportunity to crack down on the minority of criminal landlords operating in the rental sector claims automated rental payments company, PayProp property managers.

The new rules could improve living standards for private renters while at…

New algorithms to calculate EPC ratings

  New algorithms to calculate EPC ratings

Many landlords have long suspected that the DCLG approved national calculation methodologies and software programs were seriously flawed when they produced EPC ratings for buildings following energy assessments.

So news that new software is being introduced which is claimed to be more accurate is to be welcomed by the landlord community. It could mean, according…

Bill allowing tenants to sue landlords over poor housing progresses...

  Bill allowing tenants to sue landlords over poor housing progresses...

Safe Homes:

Today, MPs have voted in favour of The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill that hands more power to tenants and will allow them to sue landlords over poor housing, taking it a step closer to becoming law.

Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company, which manages…

How to Rent Guide, latest version now available

  How to Rent Guide, latest version now available

Pre-tenancy information:

At the commencement of every new assured shorthold tenancy (AST), and for renewal tenancies, it is now very important that landlords give the correct pre-tenancy information to their tenant/s.

If the information is incorrect, out of date or missing the ability to evict a problem tenant using the section 21 notice and process…

How you serve a Notice can be just as important as what you serve…

  How you serve a Notice can be just as important as what you serve…

Serving Notices:

Landlords and agents often get confused as to how they should serve Notices on their tenants.

Ordinarily it wouldn’t matter what method is used, but if you end up in court with a possession or money claim, or some such court action, then what and how you served Notices on your tenant can…

Avoiding squatters in your property

  Avoiding squatters in your property

Commercial Property:

What can property owners and landlords do to remove squatters legally from a commercial property?

Here’s some advice from Simon Broadbent, CEO of Secure Empty Property.

Commercial properties have been put at more risk, says Mr Broadbent, from squatters since 2012. This situation has arisen since the law making squatting in residential properties…

Which earnt more in 2017 - you, or your house?

  Which earnt more in 2017 - you, or your house?

Buy-to-Let Earnings:

According to research CRJ Lettings, house prices have increased by more than the average salary in more than a quarter of districts across the U.K. Whilst many of these areas are in London, it goes to show that lots of property owners will find that their home (or buy-to-let property) has earnt more…

Knight Knox - Investor Insight Workshop - Sheffield, 21st February,

  Knight Knox - Investor Insight Workshop - Sheffield, 21st February,

Knight Knox is holding its latest Investor Insight Workshop in Sheffield on the 21st February, and if you are in need of expert property advice then this could be the event for you.

Whether you are you an investor looking to expand your portfolio; a landlord searching for a reliable lettings agent; or a potential…

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