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Property Profits Fall for Landlords Selling Buy to Lets

Property Profits Fall for Landlords Selling Buy to Lets

Landlord property profits when they sell a rented home are dropping, according to the latest data. (more…)
Five-Year Ban for Landlord Convicted of HMO Failings

Five-Year Ban for Landlord Convicted of HMO Failings

A property tribunal has handed out England’s second banning order to landlord Mahmut Gilgil after his conviction for running an unsafe shared house above a kebab shop. (more…)
Section 21 and Gas Safety Record Before Occupation

Section 21 and Gas Safety Record Before Occupation

The long awaited decision from the Court of Appeal for Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield (2020) EWCA Civ 760 (18 June 2020) has today been published. This case is of significant importance because it considers whether a section 21 notice can be served if a gas safety record was not given to a tenant before occupation. (more…)
Landlords Urged Not to Take Mortgage Holidays

Landlords Urged Not to Take Mortgage Holidays

Taking a buy to let mortgage payment holiday could trigger problems for landlords looking to remortgage or invest more money in their property businesses. (more…)
Property Raffles Are a Gamble for Sellers

Property Raffles Are a Gamble for Sellers

Taking a chance on raising cash from raffling a home could end up with the owner facing illegal lottery charges.
Property Passports Move Closer as Secret Data Revealed

Property Passports Move Closer as Secret Data Revealed

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Tax Man Chips in to Help Landlords Find Mortgages

Tax Man Chips in to Help Landlords Find Mortgages

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Granting an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Checklist (England)

Granting an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Checklist (England)

Please note, this checklist applies to ENGLAND. For Wales, please see here. The vast majority of problems with tenants arise because the landlord has broken one of the Golden Rules set out below. The risks involved in letting will be greatly reduced if you follow the Golden Rules. Before the tenancy starts Tenant to complete an Application ...
Evictions Suspension to Be Extended for Two Months

Evictions Suspension to Be Extended for Two Months

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Tenant Fee Ban Now Covers Old Tenancies

Tenant Fee Ban Now Covers Old Tenancies

@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoicG9zdF9tZXRhX2tleSIsInNldHRpbmdzIjp7ImJlZm9yZSI6IlRoaXMgYXJ0aWNsZSBhcHBsaWVzIHRvICIsImFmdGVyIjoiLiIsIm1ldGFfa2V5IjoiY291bnRyeSIsImVuYWJsZV9odG1sIjoib2ZmIn19@ The tenant fee ban for landlords and letting agents letting residential property in England has now expanded to include most existing ...