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Johnson Wants to Make Sellers Pay Stamp Duty

Johnson Wants to Make Sellers Pay Stamp Duty

Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson wants to make sellers pay stamp duty instead of buyers. (more…)
Health and Safety Revamp Ahead for HMO Landlords

Health and Safety Revamp Ahead for HMO Landlords

Housing minister Heather Wheeler wants to simplify the health and safety ratings process for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). (more…)
Tenancy Builder Updated – Now Includes Break Clause Option

Tenancy Builder Updated – Now Includes Break Clause Option

Despite us disliking break clauses greatly (this statement is toned down from our true feelings), it’s one of the most common requests to be inserted into our tenancy agreements. We have therefore given in to the pressure and today, we have updated the Tenancy Builder with a new option of adding a break clause. (more…)
Rents Rising as London Recovers From Slowdown

Rents Rising as London Recovers From Slowdown

Buy to let landlords have seen rents rise 1.3% in a year, according to the latest official data. (more…)
EPC Requirement for HMO and Section 21 Notice

EPC Requirement for HMO and Section 21 Notice

For an assured shorthold tenancy in England granted or renewed since 1 October 2015, it is a requirement that in order to serve a section 21 notice, certain prescribed requirements must have been complied with. The prescribed requirements are to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and a gas safety record. (more…)
Over 50s Plan to Unlock Cash Tied Up in Homes for Retirement

Over 50s Plan to Unlock Cash Tied Up in Homes for Retirement

The over 50s plan to spend the cash locked in the value of their homes rather than leave the money to loved ones when they die. (more…)
Updated Landlord Handbook and Accreditation Course

Updated Landlord Handbook and Accreditation Course

A quick note to let you know that we have published an updated version of the Landlord Handbook for England. We are holding off the Wales version until all sub-regulations for the tenant fees ban are published. (more…)
High Streets Lose Eight Property Agents a Week

High Streets Lose Eight Property Agents a Week

High streets across the country are seeing estate and letting agent branches close at the rate of more than eight a week. (more…)
Silver Renters Becoming a Force in Buy to Let

Silver Renters Becoming a Force in Buy to Let

A generation of over 50s is taking to renting either as a lifestyle choice or because they cannot afford to buy a home of their own. (more…)
Deposit Penalty – Multiple Breaches and Limitations

Deposit Penalty – Multiple Breaches and Limitations

With thanks to NearlyLegal for reporting this one. In Howard v Dalton, County Court at Dartford, 7 May 2019, a couple of interesting points were raised in relation to the penalty provisions where a deposit had not been protected nor prescribed information given namely: limitation of 6 years can a claim include both a failure to ...