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Direct Payment to Landlords and Third Party Deductions – Universal Credit

Direct payment to landlords and third party deductions - universal credit Of particular concern to landlords and letting agents about the welfare reforms is whether direct payment to a landlord will be possible under the new rules. There has been much scaremongering and rumour on this particular topic. In the previous section, payment to a ...
Getting Rid Of Tenancy Deposit Problems With The Deregulation Act 2015

Getting Rid Of Tenancy Deposit Problems With The Deregulation Act 2015

As previously reported the Deregulation Bill became the Deregulation Act 2015 on 26 March 2015 and has now been published. Sections 30 - 32 contain the provisions which amend the legislation in relation to tenancy deposits. Prescribed information given by agents Section 30 amends The Housing (Tenancy Deposits) (Prescribed Information) Order
Buy to Let Rents Still Slowly Rising for Landlords

Buy to Let Rents Still Slowly Rising for Landlords

The cost of renting a buy to let home rose by 1.1% in the 12 months to the end of February. (more…)
Cost of HMO Landlord Licences Is a Postcode Lottery

Cost of HMO Landlord Licences Is a Postcode Lottery

Landlord licences for shared houses in multiple occupation can vary from £55 to £1,150 depending on where the property is located. (more…)
Judge Kicks Out HMRC Stamp Duty Claim

Judge Kicks Out HMRC Stamp Duty Claim

A couple has won a row with HMRC over if they should have paid more stamp duty when they bought a derelict bungalow that was not suitable for them to live in. (more…)
MPs Urge Leasehold Reform to Make Home Owning Fairer

MPs Urge Leasehold Reform to Make Home Owning Fairer

MPs are calling for far-reaching reform to leasehold property laws to make owning a home cheaper and fairer. (more…)
Councils Warned to Update Selective Licensing Demands

Councils Warned to Update Selective Licensing Demands

Councils have been warned that some conditions imposed under their selective licensing schemes for landlords may be breaking the law. (more…)
Landlord Tax Amnesty Fails to Deliver

Landlord Tax Amnesty Fails to Deliver

A call for landlords to come clean and to stop avoiding tax on their rental profits appears to have fallen on deaf ears. (more…)
How to Understand Which Section 21 Rules Apply From October 2018

How to Understand Which Section 21 Rules Apply From October 2018

From 1 October 2015, big changes were made to section 21 Housing Act 1988 for tenancies in England. (more…)
New Law Demands Better Living Standards for Tenants

New Law Demands Better Living Standards for Tenants

New rules setting raising the bar for living standards in private rented homes in England come into force from March 20 2019. (more…)