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Client Money Protection to be mandatory soon…

  Client Money Protection to be mandatory soon…

Client Money Protection (CMP):

Key provisions relating to Client Money Protection, as published by the government in February, will come into force soon, allowing the secretary of state to pass the necessary regulations.

Although the exact details of when and how the system will work are yet to be confirmed, Tim Frome, Associate Director at…

Shadow Housing Minister urges crackdown on rogue landlords

  Shadow Housing Minister urges crackdown on rogue landlords

Labour to lean on landlords:

Labour's shadow housing minister, John Healey, on visit to Walsall, has been urging councillors to clampdown on rogue landlords. He says that these rogue landlords are housing thousands of tenants in squalid conditions.

Stating that the West Midlands is one of the worst parts of the country for poor quality…

Latest UK House Price Index shows annual increase of 4.9 per cent

  Latest UK House Price Index shows annual increase of 4.9 per cent

House Prices:

The UK House Price Index (UK HPI) published 20th March shows that house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are down since December 2017, but the annual rise (year-to-date) is positive at 4.9 per cent.

The January 2018 data shows:

  • an annual price rise of 4.9%, which makes the…

The Great Pet Debate

  The Great Pet Debate

Pets in Lets:

It’s the age-old debate between landlords and tenants. Should a landlord allow a tenant to rent their property if they have a pet? If we look at the ‘No pets allowed’ plastered over every advert and a resolute mantra from lettings agents, it’s clear that most landlords do not allow pets in…

Landlords can no longer afford to be Ostrich-Like on rates

  Landlords can no longer afford to be Ostrich-Like on rates

The good news is that research has identified landlords as being the biggest winners from the recent decade plus run of low interest rates. Owner occupiers tend to take out mortgages that repay both interest and capital whereas landlords with buy-to-let mortgages are usually repaying just the interest.  This is one of the reasons why the…

Serving Gas Certificate at start of Tenancy is Critical

  Serving Gas Certificate at start of Tenancy is Critical

Notices and Section 21:

A recent case has brought to light the importance of serving certain prescribed information at the very start of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AS) – before the tenant enters - following the changes brought about by the Deregulation Act 2015.

This article applies primarily to English law. Although tenancy laws are…

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…

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