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Buy to Let Landlords Flouting Fire and Gas Safety Laws

Buy to Let Landlords Flouting Fire and Gas Safety Laws

Buy to let landlords are ignoring fire and gas safety in millions of homes they rent out, according to a leading insurer. (more…)
What Tenants Want From a Rented Home

What Tenants Want From a Rented Home

The easy way to become a successful landlord is to boost the appeal of a buy to let home by giving tenants what they want from a property. (more…)
Poor Buy to Let Housing Is the Government’s Fault, Say Academics

Poor Buy to Let Housing Is the Government’s Fault, Say Academics

Buy to let regulation is too confusing and patchy because the government does not have a joined up policy for the private rental sector, claims a new report. (more…)
Prescribed Information (How To Rent Guide) To Be provided

Prescribed Information (How To Rent Guide) To Be provided

Prescribed Information (How To Rent Guide) To Be provided The next job for landlords in England is to provide "prescribed information" which should be given to a tenant at the time of granting a new tenancy and ultimately before a section 21 notice can be served in England. Section 39 Deregulation Act 2015 inserts a new section 21B into the ...
Hefty Penalties for Landlords Missing HMO Licensing Deadline

Hefty Penalties for Landlords Missing HMO Licensing Deadline

Time is running out for landlords to apply for shared house licences in England under new legislation that starts from October 1. (more…)

Completing Bailiff Form (N325)

High Court Enforcement Officers If you have obtained permission to transfer to the High Court at the time of applying for possession and still wish to transfer and use the High Court Enforcement Officer, please continue to follow that guidance. If you haven't obtained permission yet, due to recent cuts, some County Court bailiffs have long ...
HMRC Cracks Down on Home Owners Claiming CGT Relief

HMRC Cracks Down on Home Owners Claiming CGT Relief

The tax man is cracking down on cases where home owners are claiming reliefs against capital gains tax. (more…)
Ruling Outlaws Landlord Eviction Services as Illegal

Ruling Outlaws Landlord Eviction Services as Illegal

Landlords instructing rent eviction specialists who are not solicitors to evict tenants need to be careful as the eviction specialist will normally not be allowed to represent the landlord. (more…)
Landlord Damage Claims Curtailed in Tenants Fees Bill

Landlord Damage Claims Curtailed in Tenants Fees Bill

Landlords will no longer be able to claim excessive fees for minor damage or lost keys when tenants move out of a private rented home. (more…)
Shared House Was Worst Housing Officers Had Seen in a Decade

Shared House Was Worst Housing Officers Had Seen in a Decade

Landlord David Green owns the worst letting property housing officers have seen in Birmingham for a decade. (more…)