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Justice
Oct 30 2021

The cost of illegally evicting tenants

We see many eviction cases thrown out of court. However, we are seeing a distinct trend in courts now fining landlords and letting agents, for not using the legal eviction route. We always advocate following the legal route when removing a tenant. Here is a...

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Oct 14 2020

How important is a sense of humour

During this time, I have been reading up on how different things can impact on your life and make a particular situation better. One of the areas I explored was humour and how it makes us more resilient, creative and resourceful, skills we particularly need...

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Aug 01 2020

Should we reopen schools.

SINCE THE BEGINNING of the coronavirus pandemic, children have been largely spared the worst health impacts of COVID-19. The same SARS-CoV-2 virus capable of killing a 50-year-old might leave a four-year-old unscathed. “Children are suffering in different ways from adults,” says Megan Tschudy, a paediatrician at the...

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more than one way to skin a landlord
Aug 31 2017

licensing schemes are they really working

It appears the licensing schemes are here to stay, this month sees several English cities such as Bristol and Nottingham gain their own licensing schemes. Now I know many landlords are strongly against these schemes feeling they are being penalised for the minority of rogue landlords...

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changes in stamp duty
Dec 09 2015

Changes in buy-to-let stamp duty

Changes in buy-to-let stamp duty   The Treasury’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement released today, informs us of a new set of rates for buyers of residential property for rent and for second homes. As from April next year, stamp duty rates will increase by 3% for buy-to-let...

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