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Don’t Panic if You Haven’t Filed a Tax Return Yet

Don’t Panic if You Haven’t Filed a Tax Return Yet

The tax man reckons around 5.5 million people have left filing their self-assessment returns to the last minute and are rushing to beat the deadline of midnight on January 31. (more…)
Date Set for Tenant Fee Ban to Start

Date Set for Tenant Fee Ban to Start

Landlords and letting agents in England face a ban on charging private renters fees on setting up a tenancy from 1 June 2019. (more…)
Landlord Rights When a Tenant Moves Out Early

Landlord Rights When a Tenant Moves Out Early

What rights do landlords have when a tenant appears to have left a buy to let home before the tenancy agreement has ended? (more…)
Landlords See Buy to Let Rents Stagnate for Months

Landlords See Buy to Let Rents Stagnate for Months

Rent rises have stood still for the past five months, according to the latest official data. (more…)

No Breach of Repairing Obligation Until Notice and Reasonable Time (Within Demise)

Requirement of notice Where the landlord covenants to keep in repair property which is the possession of the tenant, his obligation is subject to an implied term to the effect that his liability does not arise until he has notice of the defect. (; 2 Ch.166]; see also Pembery v Lamdin 2 All E.R. 434. There is no need to plead the notice: ...
Buy to Let Rents Rise 1.5% in a Year

Buy to Let Rents Rise 1.5% in a Year

Private tenants were paying an average of 1.5% more in rent than a year ago, according to the latest data. (more…)
Letting Agent Banned After £34,000 Deposits Go Missing

Letting Agent Banned After £34,000 Deposits Go Missing

Letting agent Kari Ridout has been banned from acting as a company director for failing to protect thousands of pounds of deposits taken from private renters as her business failed. (more…)
House Prices Down £10,000 and They Take 65 Days to Sell

House Prices Down £10,000 and They Take 65 Days to Sell

House prices have fallen by almost £10,000 in the past months and homes are taking longer to sell. (more…)

Does my HMO require a licence?

There are three types of licensing that is possible. Mandatory Licensing Section 55 Housing Act 2004 allows HMOs to require a mandatory licence if they fall within a prescribed description. The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006 provides the descriptions for England. And The Licensing of
Flats for Singles May Be the Future of Buy to Let

Flats for Singles May Be the Future of Buy to Let

The future of buy to let could be one bedroomed homes or more studio flats as official data forecasts the number of singles will increase over the next two decades. (more…)