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Landlords To Be Empowered Under Immigration Bill Proposals


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Landlords Must Evict Failed Asylum Seekers Under Immigration Bill Proposals The Government have announced that Landlords could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years for breaching the ‘Right to Rent’ checks to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. The controversial immigration bill proposals require private rental sector and social sector landlords to [...]


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HMRC Publish Details Of Wear And Tear Tax Changes


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HMRC Introduce Replacement Furniture Relief To Supersede Wear And Tear Allowance HM Revenue and Customs, (HMRC), have finally announced the scope of the proposed amendments to the wear and tear tax allowance for landlords of rental properties, outlined in the post election budget by Chancellor George Osborne. At the 2015 Summer Budget the Government confirmed [...]


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Are Letting Agents Getting The Right Support?


Thursday, July 9, 2015

 Which hat are you wearing today? One hat per day, would be nice but It’s not like that when you’re a letting agent, is it? Sometimes you’re the boss, sometimes the landlord’s your boss, sometimes the tenant’s demanding your time – even the Government has a go, loading you up with more and more rules [...]


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What Does A Problem Tenant Look Like?


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Are Problem Tenants Easy To Spot? When potential tenants turn up to view rental properties, you might get some bad vibes and, in those cases, you’ll probably want to look for someone else as a preferred tenant. And then someone else comes along, and they seem just what you’re looking for because they are in [...]


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Landlords Should Not Take Risks On Tenants


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How To Get The Best Tenants For Rental Properties All UK private rented sector landlords should be aware that they must take adequate precautions to ensure that they rent their property assets to reliable and trustworthy tenants or else the landlord could end up seriously out of pocket. By far the best single piece of [...]


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Right To Rent Checks Set To Continue


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pilot Assessment Of Right To Rent Checks Due Next Month Government Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire has stated that the controversial right to rent immigration checks could be rolled out in other parts of the UK, once the results of the pilot scheme have been thoroughly assessed. The pilot scheme forcing landlords and letting agents to [...]


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Are Landlords Missing Out On Good Tenants?


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Landlords Still Failing To Reference Tenant Applicants In the digital age that we live in, many landlords still fail to recognise that they no longer have to rely on gut instinct alone to get the best tenants they can into their rental properties. Advanced tenant referencing systems mean that the days of taking people on [...]


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Landlords Warned About Deposit Protection Penalties


Thursday, June 11, 2015

TDS Warns Landlords That They Only Have A Few Weeks Left To Comply With New Deposit Protection Legislation The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), has warned landlords that time is running out after the new Deregulation Act came into force on March 26th 2015. The intention of introducing the new act was to clarify PRS tenancy [...]


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Are Your Rental Properties Being Used As Cannabis Farms?


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Over 450,000 Cannabis Plants Seized By Police In 2014 New figures recently released have revealed the extent of cannabis cultivation in the UK, affecting both landlords in the private rental sector (PRS) and social housing landlords. The analysis of drug seizures in England and Wales in the 2013/14 tax year as recorded by the ONS, [...]


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Positive Property Price Increases Announced By ONS


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Landlords Can Still Do More For Their Tenants Financial Health As Property Prices Continue To Increase The latest official property price data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that UK property prices have shown an annual increase of 9.6% since the same period last year and property prices were also 7.4% on [...]


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