ban on letting agent fees

Is Theresa May abusing her position

We have recently seen Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party use the current issue with housing as a means to try to secure more votes. Are we now seeing the the government playing catch up and realising that as housing is something that many are...

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards tips

As most of you will be aware the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will come into effect April 2018. Along with many other regulations it could be easy to forget this one. However, I would strongly recommend you ensure your buy to let property...

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Are Labour changing their views

Are Labour and Jeremy Corbyn accepting that we are becoming a nation of renters and targeting tenants for votes? Whilst we still have the conservatives pitching that everyone has the opportunity to be a homeowner, their recent onslaught towards landlords would confirm this ethos. Now I...

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Rogue letting agents and landlords to be targeted yet again

It seems the government is once again on the war path when it comes to protecting tenants. I am all for protecting peoples rights but there is two sides to this coin and I get the impression that the private landlord and letting agents has...

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Ban on letting agents fees

I read some research today claiming that almost a third of landlords in England would be discouraged from continuing with a letting agent should the agent increase their landlord fees should a ban on tenant fees become a fact. I know from our own client list...

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Budget and Universal Credit

The speech came, one of the key points for many landlords was the amazing turnaround with regards to universal credit. When you consider this was the Governments flagship welfare policy, it was a shock to listen to Philip Hammond explain its future. Maybe the government is...

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It seems that Birmingham landlords evicting three tenants every day.

It seems that Birmingham landlords evicting three tenants every day. This in isolation sounds like a terrible figure, however let’s consider how many properties are let in Birmingham each year. Yes, the press gets hold of stories like the landlord who threw the possessions of a mum...

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Two rules when it comes to subletting

I have often raised the issues of tenants subletting. In the majority of cases a tenant must seek the permission of the landlord to sublet any rental property, this applies to both domestic and commercial properties. However, as a landlord it is wise to make...