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Another crazy idea from the Labour Party?

Another crazy idea from the Labour Party? The labour party want to give private tenants the right to buy the property from the private landlord. It is part of their land for the many policy that we have discussed previously. I don’t really have a political allegiance...

Gas Safety

Common sense or letter of the law.

Once again it seems private landlords must ensure the letter of the law is followed to ensure any tenant eviction process goes as smoothly as possible. We raised the issue of some confusion with the new gas certificates last year and mentioned it would probably...

Are rents really decreasing

I have read several recent reports that claim the average rent dropped in over half the regions of the UK. However, I have attended several industry events already this month and not a single person has mentioned that rents are decreasing. However, when you start...

ignoring the deposit scheme

Rogue landlords back in the news.

News on rogue landlords has been recently quiet not sure if all the journalists are currently writing about Boris and Brexit? As soon as Mr Johnson was announced leader of the Conservative party, then it was normal service resumed with rogue landlords. I have read a...

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Land for the Many paid for by the few

It seems Labour are really stepping up their tactics to secure votes, especially with Mrs May announcing her retirement. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have commissioned an alleged independent report to look at the way land in the UK is used and governed, the report...

changes in stamp duty

Protecting your tenants deposit.

I am sure everyone is aware that the law requires that landlords must put tenants’ deposits into a government back scheme, The law was introduced way back in 2007 and applies to all short hold tenancies. However, if you use a letting agencies to manage your...

Gifting your buy to let property via your will

Gifting your buy to let property to Shelter. Are Shelter joining our ranks and becoming landlords? I came across a brief article where they are asking people to gift properties to Shelter. Would this not then make them a landlord enterprise? How can they lobby against landlords...

landlord possessions stats

Mortgage and Landlord Possession Statistics in England and Wales

Mortgage and Landlord Possession Statistics in England and Wales, January to March 2019 statistics from the Ministry of Justice. Some interesting stats from the Ministry of Justice. I have pulled out some snippets from the complete report, if you want to read the full report click...

No to section 21 evictions

Are we going to see an end to Section 21 evictions?

Following a campaign by several renters’ support groups and both the Labour and the Green party, the government will enter into a consultation with regards to removing a section 21 eviction notice from the legislation.   At this point it is only a consultation, however we have...

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The Tenant Fees Act and how it might impact on you

Ahead of the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act, which comes into effect on 1st June 2019, the government has issued some new guidance notes. These notes are supposed to help clarify and smooth the process of introducing the act. From this date any new tenancies...