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Tenant Wins £128,000 Home Cover Case With Insurer

Tenant Wins £128,000 Home Cover Case With Insurer

A home insurer has lost a claim for almost £128,000 compensation after paying out for damage caused by a leaking pipe against a multi-millionaire tenant. (more…)
How Regulators Are Ready To Slow Down Buy To Let Lending

How Regulators Are Ready To Slow Down Buy To Let Lending

Booming buy to let borrowing is a worry for Bank of England chief Mark Carney who is ready to step in and cool the market. (more…)
Ryanair Case Has Not Led To Right To Rent Crash Landing

Ryanair Case Has Not Led To Right To Rent Crash Landing

Right to Rent has not crash landed as a result of a judge ruling that airline staff should not be blamed for failing to spot forged passports that immigration officers could not tell from real documents. (more…)
How The Tax Man Will Get More Information About Landlords

How The Tax Man Will Get More Information About Landlords

The tax man wants electronic payment providers to pass over more information about landlords renting out buy to lets and holiday lets. (more…)
Update To Right To Rent Statutory Code Of Practice

Update To Right To Rent Statutory Code Of Practice

Just a short note to comment that the right to rent statutory code of practice has had a small update. (more…)
Letting Agent Ordered To Pay £4,000 For Tenant Check Failures

Letting Agent Ordered To Pay £4,000 For Tenant Check Failures

A letting agent who failed to spot tenants lied about their finances despite carrying out a credit check was ordered to pay more than £4,000 in damages and costs to a landlord by a judge. (more…)
Letting Agent Jailed For £200,000 Landlord Scam

Letting Agent Jailed For £200,000 Landlord Scam

A crooked letting agent ("G") swindled landlords out of £200,000 by providing fake invoices for repairs and safety checks carried out at buy to let homes despite other contractors already completing the work at a cheaper rate for him. (more…)
Tenant Guilty Of Fraud For Moving Pets Into Buy To Let

Tenant Guilty Of Fraud For Moving Pets Into Buy To Let

A tenant who moved a pet dog and three cats into a buy to let home without permission was taken to court for allegedly allowing the animals to cause £12,000 to the property. (more…)
A Practical Guide To The New HMO Planning Class In Wales

A Practical Guide To The New HMO Planning Class In Wales

Please note this article applies to Wales only. Please see the previous article in this series for HMO planning permission in England. From 25 February 2016, a new House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) class will be added into the use classes for planning permission purposes which will have serious consequences on landlords who wish to change ...
How To Conduct Right To Rent Checks

How To Conduct Right To Rent Checks

This article has been updated to included changes made by Immigration Act 2016 from 1 December 2016. Introduction The right to rent provisions apply to England from 1 February 2016. (more…)