LandlordZONE Update - Investment in Buy to Lets continues to grow

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Investment in Buy to Lets continues to grow

  Investment in Buy to Lets continues to grow

2.5 Million Landlords:

Research carried out by property agency Ludlow Thompson, based on HMRC and BoE data, shows that the number of buy-to-let investors increased by five per cent over the last year, and the figures show a 27% increase over the last five years.

If these figures are to be believed, that brings the…

The Problems with Rental Affordability

  The Problems with Rental Affordability

Private Renting & Social Housing:

Joanna Fletcher lives in a one-bedroom apartment with her 10-year-old son. The building she lives in has mould and vermin and her landlord is threatening her with eviction.

While she would like to leave, she’s doing her best to stay the eviction as long as possible because she can’t find…

Freehold, Shared Freehold or Leasehold?

  Freehold, Shared Freehold or Leasehold?

Landlords often buy flats which are either Leasehold or Shared Freehold. What are these tenures and what should landlords look out for in these different forms of ownership?

Leasehold is one of three forms of tenure (property/land ownership) almost exclusively peculiar to the United Kingdom, though Scotland has a different legal system and few leaseholds.…

The surge in private renting could cost the Tories the next election

  The surge in private renting could cost the Tories the next election

Tenant Fees Ban:

With an ever increasing number of under 45s renting privately, it’s almost inevitable that with no stake in property, and with Labour promising radical tenant-friendly legislation, their vote will go only one way.

A new study by Shelter, the homelessness charity, concludes that the growing cohort of private tenants could be just…

Landlord On Your Feet

  Landlord On Your Feet

Selco Builders Warehouse are here to give you a helping hand with any Landlord job or project you have in progress or coming soon. 

When you sign up, you become part of the Selco club. Being a member of the Selco club gives you exclusive access to everything we have to offer.

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RLA calls for crack down on tenants as well as landlords

  RLA calls for crack down on tenants as well as landlords

Deposit Cap:

Amid all the talk about cracking down on (rogue) landlords, the responsible landlord’s voice is often drowned-out - what about those rogue tenants who the media seem to think have ceased to exist?

The RLA claims that a move to cap deposits at 6 weeks’ rent could end up helping rent cheats.

As…

Friday 13th – Accidental damage…unlucky for some

  Friday 13th – Accidental damage…unlucky for some

Landlords' Insurance:

It's Friday 13th, and whether you are superstitious or not, we all know that accidents can and do happen! In 2017, Total Landlord Insurance (TLI) paid on average £759 for accidental damage claims, reminding landlords of the importance of having insurance cover and ensuring it is up to date.

According to TLI, the…

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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