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Minister to Tighten Health and Safety Rules for Rented Homes

Minister to Tighten Health and Safety Rules for Rented Homes

Landlords in England face a stricter health and safety regime as the government announces an overhaul of out-of-date rules. (more…)
Tax Checks for Landlords Licensing Homes on the Way

Tax Checks for Landlords Licensing Homes on the Way

Landlords may have to prove they pay the right taxes if they apply for licences to rent out property. (more…)
Buy to Let Lender Backs Tenant Deposit Shake-Up

Buy to Let Lender Backs Tenant Deposit Shake-Up

One in three renters have lost money from their deposits, while landlords and letting agents take too long to return the money at the end of a tenancy, says a new survey. (more…)
Budget 2018 – Tax for Landlords at a Glance

Budget 2018 – Tax for Landlords at a Glance

Chancellor Phillip Hammond restrained from tinkering with landlord tax too much in his Budget 2018. (more…)
Licence Conditions and Occupation by Students

Licence Conditions and Occupation by Students

Under the Housing Act 2004, where a licence is required and a local authority issue a licence, they may impose conditions on the licence holder under section 67 Housing Act 2004: (more…)
Lawyers Called in as Court Defeats Undermine Licensing Schemes

Lawyers Called in as Court Defeats Undermine Licensing Schemes

Government lawyers are looking into how recent court defeats will impact how councils charge shared house licensing fees. (more…)
Petition Protest Against ‘No Benefits’ Buy to Let Lenders

Petition Protest Against ‘No Benefits’ Buy to Let Lenders

A buy to let landlord who could only remortgage a rented home if she evicted her tenant has started a petition protest calling for the government to outlaw lenders with a ‘no benefits’ policy. (more…)
Buy to Let Rent Rises Slowing Down

Buy to Let Rent Rises Slowing Down

UK average rents were up by 1.7% in the 12 months to the end of September, according to new data. (more…)
12 Considerations for Rent to Rent

12 Considerations for Rent to Rent

Introduction In this article we take a detailed look at the things to look out for when considering a rent to rent. Some of the outline topics covered included: what is rent to rent? conflict of interest of agents and their fiduciary duty to landlord clients permissions required the types of tenancy to be used – between owner ...
Landlords Pulling the Plug on Buy to Let

Landlords Pulling the Plug on Buy to Let

Buy to let property purchase data would suggest landlords are pulling out of the market. (more…)