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Surprise Boost as Annual House Price Rises Hit 4%

Surprise Boost as Annual House Price Rises Hit 4%

House prices have started the year with a big jump - according to the latest data from one of the country’s largest mortgage lenders. (more…)
Don’t Get in a Mess Over MEES, the New Energy Efficiency Rules

Don’t Get in a Mess Over MEES, the New Energy Efficiency Rules

Properties that require an EPC and fail new minimum energy rating standards must not be rented to tenants after April 1 2020 unless an exemption is sought. (more…)
Minister Urges Landlords to Lift Bans on Pet-Owning Tenants

Minister Urges Landlords to Lift Bans on Pet-Owning Tenants

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick wants landlords to let pet owning tenants off the leash by allowing them to have well-behaved animals in their rented homes. (more…)
Money Laundering Regulations Apply to Some Agents From January 2020

Money Laundering Regulations Apply to Some Agents From January 2020

The The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 are to commence on 10 January 2020 and amend the The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. (more…)
Don’t Deal With Rogue Letting Agents, Warns Watchdog

Don’t Deal With Rogue Letting Agents, Warns Watchdog

Housing watchdogs have warned landlords not to deal with rogue letting agents who are not signed up with a government redress scheme. (more…)
Cost of Living on Britain’s Most Expensive Street

Cost of Living on Britain’s Most Expensive Street

Property investors looking for London streets paved with gold should look no further than Ilchester Place in the capital’s plush Holland Park neighbourhood. (more…)
What Does Boris Johnson’s Election Victory Mean for Landlords?

What Does Boris Johnson’s Election Victory Mean for Landlords?

A glance through the Conservative manifesto reveals the plans Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new government have in store for landlords. (more…)
Ground Rent Landlords Urged to Take Misselling Action

Ground Rent Landlords Urged to Take Misselling Action

Landlords saddled with hefty ground rent charges on homes they rent out are urged to sue their conveyancing landlords for giving poor advice. (more…)
UK’s Top 25 Buy to Let Hot Spots

UK’s Top 25 Buy to Let Hot Spots

Property investment is all about location, location, location according to the experts. (more…)
Council’s £31,500 HMO Fine Slashed by Tribunal

Council’s £31,500 HMO Fine Slashed by Tribunal

A shared house landlord who was wrongly fined £31,500 by a council over alleged fire safety breaches putting tenants at risk has won a legal challenge to reduce the penalty to just £3,300. (more…)