eviction notice section 21

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...

houses of parliment

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...

houses of parliment

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...