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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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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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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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PRS Landlords Don’t Want Properties Used As Cannabis Farms


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PRS Landlords Can Avoid Letting Properties To Cannabis Farmers There are a number of media reports circulating at the moment surrounding the increased use of private rented sector properties being used as cannabis farms and many PRS landlords are worried that they could also be at risk. As we reported last week, the private rental [...]


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Lettings Live Survey Findings


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Today’s letting agents are  professional, responsible and well connected! With more and more people turning to property as a way of saving and investing, lettings agents need to be informed and professional about their duties and responsibilities. In a changing world, there is a need to continually update and respond, but there are some agents who are [...]


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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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Government Aims To Do More To Tackle Criminal Landlords


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mandatory Landlord Licensing Scheme Set To Root Out Criminal Landlords UK Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that under the new Conservative Government there will be the nationwide introduction of further legislative measures to help rid the private rented sector of criminal landlords. The announcement was made by Mr Cameron ahead of the Queen’s Parliamentary [...]


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Landlords Face Increasing Rental Property Operational Costs


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Landlords Missing Out On Vital Income Because They Fail To Calculate Rental Property Operational Costs Correctly According to recent data gathered independently by a UK based property investment company and a national letting agency chain, almost 1 in 8 landlords fail to calculate many of the true running costs of their rental property portfolios when [...]


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New Legal Ruling On Landlord Repair Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Landlord Repair Responsibilities Change Following Landmark Legal Ruling There are often complaints from tenants that landlords or their letting agents don’t deal with rental property repair problems properly, causing upset and distress for tenants and stress and anguish for landlords. Even with comprehensive Landlord Buildings Insurance policies in place, there is still a legal obligation [...]


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Could 2015 Be Another Boom Year For Buy To Let Properties?


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is 2015 The Year To Get Into Buy To Let Property Ownership? There are a number of encouraging reports circulating in the media at the moment suggesting that 2015 could be another boom year for landlords, letting agents and the buy to let property market in general. The changes announced by the Government to the [...]


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