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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...

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Are Landlords yields dropping

Are all the legislation changes finally impacting on the yield a landlord can expect from a buy to let property investment? Through giving presentations at various Property meets, it does seem that many one property landlords are noticing quite a reduction in yields, whereas those...

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Could your parents be your landlord?

Is this trend still on the increase? I read an article from one of the major finance lenders and they claimed that number of parent/grandparent landlords will hit 2 million in 2019. With over 50% offering the purchased buy to let property to their children/grandchildren...

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Top tips for landlords or common sense

Top tips for Landlords with residential property We look to review these on a regular basis to see if any of the tips have changed or if something really new has come into play with a dramatic impact on being a landlord. Even now with all the...

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How do we target 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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Are the courts treating all equally

Are the courts punishing both rogue landlords and rogue tenants equally? I recently read an article where Folkestone Magistrates Court found landlord, Judith Wilson, guilty of failing to comply with an enforcement notice ordering her to supply hot water to a disabled tenant. Did Ashford...

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Council blames homelessness on section 21

The political band wagon on section 21 continues, it will be interesting to monitor if any which other councils jump on the band wagon along with their political allegiances. I recently read that Croydon council is now formally behind the scrapping of Section 21 of...

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The must use guide for both landlords and tenants

The guide is the latest revised 'how to rent' booklet that must be given to ALL new tenants entering an agreement. Should anything happen and you need to evict a tenant, you do not want to give any potential loopholes for a smooth legal eviction. Although...