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removing tenants
Dec 30 2015

Could tenants abuse the new law

Could a tenant delay their removal? Although I have yet to come across this particular situation I do wonder how long before enterprising tenants test the new legislation to avoid or delay being removed from a property. A tenant could try to avoid eviction by deliberately damaging...

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Dealing with Rogue landlords

The current legislative system which deals with rogue landlords, I believe is current inadequate and failing to deter those landlords who choose to prey on the less fortunate. One of the suggestions I have seen mentioned is a national database covering all housing-related convictions. Not quite...

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Issues with renting
Dec 09 2015

Issues with Renting

Issues with renting   As a landlord, you have certain rights and responsibilities. If you are buying a property for a second/holiday home or buy-to-let, you will need to know your obligations in law, and also how you are protected. Disputes can easily arise with tenants and you...

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changes in stamp duty
Dec 09 2015

Changes in buy-to-let stamp duty

Changes in buy-to-let stamp duty   The Treasury’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement released today, informs us of a new set of rates for buyers of residential property for rent and for second homes. As from April next year, stamp duty rates will increase by 3% for buy-to-let...

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Buy-to-let mortgages at highest level since 2007

Buy-to-let mortgages at highest level since 2007   The figures from banks and building societies show that the number of buy-to-let mortgages, taken out by landlords purchasing properties, has risen to its highest level in more than seven years. According to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

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rogue landlords to be hunted
Nov 16 2015

More funding to chase rogue landlords

We have recently read that the government plans to provide new funding to crack down on more rogue landlords, to tackle the rising problem of some landlords taking advantage and renting out buildings that are clearly not suitable. The governments Communities secretary Greg Clark stated that...

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