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How To Use Electronic Signatures In Tenancy Agreements

How To Use Electronic Signatures In Tenancy Agreements

On 21 July 2016, the Law society published a practice note titled: Execution of a document using an electronic signature. (more…)
Landlords Urged to Sell Now to Beat Higher CGT Bills

Landlords Urged to Sell Now to Beat Higher CGT Bills

Buy to let landlords who have rented out a home where they once lived are urged to sell up quickly to avoid higher tax bills. (more…)
Agents Must Have Client Money Protection From 1 April 2019

Agents Must Have Client Money Protection From 1 April 2019

The Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Requirement to Belong to a Scheme etc.) Regulations 2019 have been approved and will commence from 1 April 2019. (more…)
The Changes to HMOs You Need to Know About

The Changes to HMOs You Need to Know About

From 1 October 2018, significant changes are being made to which HMOs are licensable and minimum room sizes in HMOs in England. (more…)
Rent Rises Stuck in a Rut for Four Months in a Row

Rent Rises Stuck in a Rut for Four Months in a Row

Buy to let rents are still rising - but worries the tenant fee ban would send them sky-rocketing seems unwarranted. (more…)
First Banning Order Goes to ‘Unfit’ HMO Landlord

First Banning Order Goes to ‘Unfit’ HMO Landlord

A banning order has been imposed against a landlord for running an unlicensed shared house and misleading tenants over their rights. (more…)
Rogue Letting Agents Fined £1.2m in Capital Crackdown

Rogue Letting Agents Fined £1.2m in Capital Crackdown

Hundreds of rogue letting agents have coughed up £1.2 million in fines after a crackdown by trading standards officers. (more…)
Buy To Let Rents Hit All-Time High

Buy To Let Rents Hit All-Time High

Buy to let rents have hit a record high - averaging £970 a month and up 2.4% on a year ago. (more…)
Survey Relating to Proposed Ban of Section 21 Consultation

Survey Relating to Proposed Ban of Section 21 Consultation

As reported previously, the government has announced their intention to ban the use of section 21 notices. (more…)
City’s Landlord Licensing Raises £8M in a Year

City’s Landlord Licensing Raises £8M in a Year

The biggest landlord licensing scheme outside London has taken stock after the first year of operation. (more…)