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600,000 Landlords Set to Quit Buy to Let

600,000 Landlords Set to Quit Buy to Let

Hundreds of thousands of landlords are thinking about quitting buy to let due to the increasing time and costs involved with renting out a home. (more…)
New Faces Take Over Housing in Johnson Minister Shake-Up

New Faces Take Over Housing in Johnson Minister Shake-Up

Former journalist and TV presenter Esther McVey is Boris Johnson’s new housing and planning minister. (more…)
How to Understand Rental Periods Under the Tenant Fees Act

How to Understand Rental Periods Under the Tenant Fees Act

The calls have properly begun about the tenant fees ban in England with real-life examples being provided. We’ve had a very interesting call regarding rental payments for a student let which we’re going to go through in detail in this article. (more…)
Understanding the Tenant Fees Act 2019

Understanding the Tenant Fees Act 2019

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 commences from 1 June 2019 and applies to England only (for the time being as it has the ability to extend to Wales). The Act controls what payments a landlord or letting agent may require “in connection with a tenancy of housing in England.” and restricting what third-party contracts a tenant or guarantor may be ...
Buy to Let Rent Rises Running Out of Steam

Buy to Let Rent Rises Running Out of Steam

Buy to let rent rises are cooling as most places across the country have seen no change in the past two months or more. (more…)
Claiming an IHT Refund if Your Property Price Has Dropped

Claiming an IHT Refund if Your Property Price Has Dropped

If you have recently inherited property to rent in London, a little known tax break could save more than a thousand pounds in Inheritance Tax. (more…)
Uncertainty Takes a Toll on Buy to Let Growth

Uncertainty Takes a Toll on Buy to Let Growth

Buy to let investors are enjoying their best yields and fastest rising rents for years even though government efforts to slow the market and Brexit have taken a toll. (more…)
Rogue Landlords Face Naming and Shaming Online

Rogue Landlords Face Naming and Shaming Online

Secretary of State for Communities James Brokenshire wants to name and shame bad landlords by allowing tenants to look at their convictions before they sign a rental agreement. (more…)
Welsh Government Consultation on Increasing Notice Period

Welsh Government Consultation on Increasing Notice Period

Under the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, many things will change when it becomes fully introduced including the replacing of assured shorthold tenancies with “occupation contracts” or more specifically a “standard contract”. In addition, the section 21 notice will also be replaced with a “section 173 notice” under the Act. (more…)
Consultation on Proposals to Ban Section 21 Published (England)

Consultation on Proposals to Ban Section 21 Published (England)

During April 2019, the government announced an intention to ban the use of section 21 notices for the private rented sector in England. The long-awaited consultation following that announcement has today been published titled “A new deal for renting: resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords and tenants”. (more…)