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Jail Sentence For Illegal Eviction Landlord

Jail Sentence For Illegal Eviction Landlord

Landlord Rehan Sheikh was sentenced to four months in jail after giving six tenants a two-hour warning that he was going to evict them after they complained about the condition of their shared home. (more…)
HMRC Urged To Root Out Landlord CGT Tax Cheats

HMRC Urged To Root Out Landlord CGT Tax Cheats

Suspected capital gains tax abuse by buy to let landlords is contributing to Britain’s mountain of £117 billion tax reliefs. (more…)
Mortgage Tax Relief For Landlords Explained

Mortgage Tax Relief For Landlords Explained

HMRC has at last filled in the gaps on how mortgage finance relief will apply to buy to let landlords from April 2017. (more…)
Increase In Fee For Request For Warrant

Increase In Fee For Request For Warrant

After a possession order has been obtained, the county court bailiff must be used (unless permission to transfer to the High Court has been obtained) if the tenant fails to vacate after the date given in the order. A landlord must use the form Request for Warrant of Possession of Land (N325) for this purpose. (more…)
Fraudster Letting Agent Jailed For £200,000 Scam

Fraudster Letting Agent Jailed For £200,000 Scam

Letting agent Martin Marcus was jailed for four and half years for scamming landlords and tenants out of £200,000 for a ‘crude fraud’. (more…)
New ‘Short’ Right To Rent Guidance

New ‘Short’ Right To Rent Guidance

The Home Office has published a new version of the short guide to right to rent obligations for landlords and letting agents. (more…)
Builder Wins HMRC In Business Car Vat Appeal

Builder Wins HMRC In Business Car Vat Appeal

Builder Jane Borton has won an appeal against the tax man for failing to allow her to claim back VAT on a car she bought for business. (more…)
Deposit Protection Fine For Letting Agent In Landmark Case

Deposit Protection Fine For Letting Agent In Landmark Case

Letting agents who fail to protect tenant deposits for consumer landlords could face fines and a criminal prosecution following a landmark court case. (more…)
Tax Changes And Brexit Stutter Rent Rises

Tax Changes And Brexit Stutter Rent Rises

Buy to let rents are close to hitting a glass ceiling that makes them unaffordable for many tenants, according to the latest reports. (more…)
Landlord Was Not Liable For A Slip On A Shared Path

Landlord Was Not Liable For A Slip On A Shared Path

Background to the case We previously reported the significant Court of Appeal ruling Edwards v Kumarasamy EWCA Civ 20. The appellant landlord (Mr Kumarasamy) held a long lease in a larger block of several flats. The lease gave the landlord the right to use the entrance hall lift staircases and landings ... giving access to the Flat”, the ...