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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Fergus Wilson hindering or helping private landlords

It seems businessman and landlord Fergus Wilson was once again reaffirming his stance on what he believes is good business when it comes to renting properties. The buy-to-let landlord, maybe extremely successful but on occasion his views and business practices can be considered contentious at best....

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As a landlord you can now be sued by your tenant!

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act comes into effect on March 20 so very soon, it will allow tenants to sue landlords to force improvements to their accommodation. This will change the dynamic and the relationship between certain tenants and landlords. Top of Form In addition,...

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Does a recent court case set a precedent for landlords

Does a recent court case set a precedent for any landlords thinking of using a section 21 notice to remove a tenant? Could this ruling have a major impact on all landlords? We have discussed the possible ramifications of the Deregulation Act 2015, now with this...