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Landlords are reminded of the need to register with Rent Smart Wales

Landlords are reminded of the need to register with Rent Smart Wales

The law in Wales now requires private landlords to register themselves and their properties with Rent Smart Wales. (more…)
Time To Update Those Dubious Tenancy Agreements

Time To Update Those Dubious Tenancy Agreements

If you have nicked a free tenancy agreement off the internet or repurposed one provided by a letting agent, then now’s the time to throw it in the bin. (more…)
Evictions Up And High Court Enforcement Guidance Issued

Evictions Up And High Court Enforcement Guidance Issued

The number of tenants evicted from their homes was up 5% in the first quarter of the year compared to the year before, according to the latest official figures. (more…)
Illegal Eviction Costs Landlord £7,000

Illegal Eviction Costs Landlord £7,000

A rogue landlord who illegally evicted a tenant had to pay more than £7,000 in compensation after facing a catalogue of claims in court. (more…)
Lenders Rush To Cut Buy To Let Mortgage Rates

Lenders Rush To Cut Buy To Let Mortgage Rates

Buy to let mortgage lenders have started slashing mortgage rates in the wake of the Brexit vote. (more…)
What does Brexit mean for buy to let?

What does Brexit mean for buy to let?

Brexit is likely to see a significant drop in house prices as sellers sit tight and wait to see how the property market reacts. (more…)
Osborne’s Plan To Tax Buy To Let Investment Revealed

Osborne’s Plan To Tax Buy To Let Investment Revealed

Chancellor George Osborne is landlord bashing again by clobbering landlords with a plan to levy more tax from them than other homeowners when they invest in buy to let. (more…)
Good Neighbours Win Squatter’s Rights Battle

Good Neighbours Win Squatter’s Rights Battle

Neighbours warring over who owned a patch of grass verge outside their homes have run up legal bills of close to £250,000. (more…)
Eviction Does Not Breach Tenant Human Rights, Court Decides

Eviction Does Not Breach Tenant Human Rights, Court Decides

A landmark ruling from Britain’s top court stops tenants from trying to stop an eviction by claiming making them leave their home infringes their human rights. (more…)
Is authorising repayment by the DPS “returning the deposit in full”?

Is authorising repayment by the DPS “returning the deposit in full”?

In Yeomans v Newell, Canterbury court 25 May 2016, the question arose as to whether a deposit is deemed returned in full for allowing a section 21 notice to be served where the deposit was not protected within appropriate time-scales or prescribed information not given. (more…)