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Is Your Home Earning More Than You?
Homes are earning more than their owners as double-digit price rises grip the market amid fears of a slowdown as the cost of living crisis bites. (more…)
Are You an Unwitting Non-Resident Landlord?
If you spend time abroad, you could unwittingly become a non-resident landlord subject to additional tax rules. (more…)
Renting Homes Amending Regulations (Wales)
The Welsh government has announced that four other amending regulations relating to the Renting Homes Act ("the Act") have been laid, scheduled for a plenary debate on 12 July 2022. (more…)
No Gas Safety Record Before Occupation and Section 21
To serve a section 21 notice, specific "prescribed requirements" must have been complied with first. One of those is under gas safety rules: (more…)
Renters’ Reform Bill – White Paper
This article looks at the recently announced white paper for the Renters' Reform Bill, which includes the proposal to abolish section 21 notices. (more…)
How Much Has Your Home Earned in 50 Years?
Landlords follow investment advice advocated by author Mark Twain - that’s ‘buy land, they’re not making it anymore'. (more…)
Gove’s New Deal for Renters Lands
The new Renters Reform Bill is a crackdown on private lettings and contains little to appease landlords. (more…)
Double Council Tax Is on the Way for Second Homes
Ministers want to double the council tax charge for empty second homes and holiday lets under the powers of a new bill. (more…)
How to Sign a Tenancy Agreement
When you're about to sign a tenancy agreement, it can be difficult to know whether it should be witnessed, made as a deed and can it be signed electronically? In this article we try to explain the various requirements of signing a tenancy agreement and accompanying documents such as deposit prescribed information. (more…)
Minister Says No to Rent Controls and Other News
Minister Says No To Rent Controls Ministers are fighting calls to impose rent controls from housing charities backed by Labour. The latest skirmish was between Shadow Culture Secretary Rachael Maskell, who asked if the government would assess the merits of imposing rent controls in York and other areas where rents are expensive. (more…)