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Setting-up a "bullet-proof" tenancy in 2018

  Setting-up a "bullet-proof" tenancy in 2018

Assured Shorthold Tenancy:

Under new rules introduced over the last couple of years, setting up a “bullet-proof” AST in 2018 is a bigger challenge that in the past, but it need not be all that difficult if you know exactly what’s required.

Get it wrong though, and you could be permanently lumbered with a bad…

Slowing investment in buy-to-let is hitting tenants

  Slowing investment in buy-to-let is hitting tenants

OBR Report:

With fewer new investors in buy-to-let properties around, tenants are beginning to struggle to find suitable accommodation at an affordable price in some locations.

New landlord taxes and more stringent letting regulations, as well as stricter mortgage lending criteria and the prospect of higher interest rates and slowing house price growth are combing…

Where is the best place to invest in student accommodation?

  Where is the best place to invest in student accommodation?

Investing in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) is big business. The sector has become increasingly popular around the world thanks to the relatively low cost of entry and the high potential returns on offer.

Savills estimates that a total of 75,000 beds were traded in 2017, to a value of at least £5.3bn. This represents a…

Incentivising landlords in the private rental sector

  Incentivising landlords in the private rental sector

Housing Proposals:

A new report published by the University of Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning, in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), recognises the reluctance of many landlords to let their properties to low income tenants.

Given the apparent lack of support from government for small-scale private rented sector (PRS) landlords in this…

Section 21 no-fault possession claims down nearly 5000

  Section 21 no-fault possession claims down nearly 5000

Landlord Action responds to latest MoJ statistics:

The latest landlord possession figures released by The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show that the number of accelerated possession cases (section 21 no-fault eviction) are on a downward trend, with nearly 5000 fewer cases in 2017 than in 2016.

Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, believes this could…

3 Thriving Buy To Let Property Hotspots in Birmingham

  3 Thriving Buy To Let Property Hotspots in Birmingham

Value Investments:

Named most improved UK city to live and work and ranked higher than London in a list of most popular cities in Europe to invest in 2017, Birmingham is flourishing. With a string of high profile development and infrastructure projects underway or in the pipeline, notably HS2 and the major Paradise development, investors…

Landlord Law Conference 2018 - the easy way to get up to date with the law

  Landlord Law Conference 2018 - the easy way to get up to date with the law

Landlord Law:

As you will know if you have been reading the LandlordZONE® news postings - there are going to be quite a few legal changes this year.  And that following on from several years when we have had a succession of new rules and procedures - and new penalties!

It's not surprising that landlords…

Will a new bathroom increase rental value?

  Will a new bathroom increase rental value?

Increase Value:

If you want to increase the rental value of your property then there are several areas which are well worth focusing on. There are external changes to the building as well as internal changes you can make to help asking for higher rent easier, but one area of the property that let a…

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