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Restrictions of Viewings in Wales Lifted

Restrictions of Viewings in Wales Lifted

The restrictions around conducting viewings in Wales have now been lifted entirely. This means viewing of occupied property is now allowed (previously it was unoccupied dwellings only). (more…)
Making Tax Digital for Landlords Start Date Set

Making Tax Digital for Landlords Start Date Set

Landlords must sign up to the government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme by April 2023. (more…)
Planning Rules Relaxed for Landlords and Developers

Planning Rules Relaxed for Landlords and Developers

Landlords can add more rooms to rental homes under a fast-track planning process from September. (more…)
Rules After Possession Suspension Published (Partially)

Rules After Possession Suspension Published (Partially)

Update 21/07/2020: the Practice Direction 55C referred to in this article has now been published and an article is available here. This is a quick note about new court rules which will apply after the suspension on possession proceedings is lifted because the meat of the rules has not yet been published. (more…)
Serving a Section 8 Notice in Wales

Serving a Section 8 Notice in Wales

Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, all landlords in Wales must be registered. In addition, if the landlord wants to carry out property management activities, the landlord must be licensed. (more…)
How Stamp Duty Discounts Work For Landlords

How Stamp Duty Discounts Work For Landlords

Landlords across the country have gained a financial boost from cuts to tax on buying a home – unless the property is in Wales. (more…)
Benefits Ban on Tenants Is Discrimination, Rules Judge

Benefits Ban on Tenants Is Discrimination, Rules Judge

Having a blanket policy refusing to rent a home to a tenant claiming benefits is against the law, a judge has ruled. (more…)
Coronavirus Hits Landlord Plans to Put Up Rents

Coronavirus Hits Landlord Plans to Put Up Rents

The grip the coronavirus pandemic has had on landlords is revealed in the latest data from the letting agent trade body. (more…)
Landlords Win HMO Conviction Appeals Against Council

Landlords Win HMO Conviction Appeals Against Council

A city council housing team has seen two prosecutions against HMO landlords quashed on appeal in four months. (more…)
Chancellor Slashes Stamp Duty for Landlords

Chancellor Slashes Stamp Duty for Landlords

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has finally revealed his cuts to stamp duty for home buyers, but property investors still have to fork out more than anyone else. (more…)