ignoring the deposit scheme

Is it a great time to buy a rental property

What will happen to the housing market as restrictions start to be lifted? Covid-19 had and will continue to have a huge impact on Britain’s housing market, which for some landlords could be a huge benefit. Taking the emotions out of situation and looking at basic...

How to improve your productivity.

Productivity is about tapping into your flow. Recently I have been watching more TED talks and found a series on How to Be a Better Human. It resonated with me so I wanted to share with you and get your insight on Productiviy. I am sure like...

Why negotiation and mediation could help both landlords and tenants

During the current unprecedented times of uncertainty, and with the temporary ban on tenant evictions,it is vital to identify, as early as possible, those that are in genuine difficulty as opposed to those who are exploiting the current situation for their own benefit. The key...

wrong advice for tenants

A balanced approach to our industry.

I wanted to share a news article with you and to get your opinion on the solution, if there is a solution. At this point I want to stress that I do not condone any behaviour by tenant or landlord that puts another in a...

landlord behind bar

How not to evict your tenant

How not to evict your tenant, a Landlady, her partner and two accomplices are given jail terms totalling 70 years after eviction in Essex went horribly wrong. Although this is an extreme case, I come across incidents almost every day where the landlord has tried to...

wrong advice for tenants

Are the scales of justice balanced?

I am sure that this news will not get the same exposure as a rogue landlord abusing vulnerable tenants. However, the scales of justice are scales for a reason, there needs to be balance. You cannot have a system that only prosecutes one side. Due to the...

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Section 21 is its days numbered

In the recent past we have seen both the Labour and the Conservatives release press releases and papers trying to gain the vote of the tenants. Now it seems the turn of the Liberal party. They have drafted a private members bill to hopefully bring attention...

No to section 21 evictions

The unintended consesquences of abolishing section 21.

This report from the NLA and Capital Economics is a short read with some interesting stats from the survey they carried out. If landlords nationally act in line with the survey sample, the following could occur should section 21 be removed. The private rented dwelling stock available...

broken egg

More taxation for landlords and investors

More potential tax for Buy-to-let landlords. Private landlords could soon be paying more capital gains tax following new proposals put forward by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Why do other investments not attract the same level of taxation as buy to let properties? Is...

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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...