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Insurance Premium Tax Rise Due On 1st November 2015


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Insurance Premium Tax Increase Will Have Direct Affect On Landlord Profits As you may already know, the Government declared in the 2015 Summer Budget that there would be an increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) for all insurance policies taken out by individuals and companies in the UK. This will affect the cost of landlord [...]


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New Landlords Take Unessessary Risks


Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Landlords Don’t Understand The Legal Requirements Of Property Rental According to new research conducted by a leading UK insurer there has been a huge upsurge in the number of landlords in the UK, however the majority of these new landlords have entered the private rental sector accidentally and many have failed to understand the [...]


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The Importance Of An Inventory At The End Of A Tenancy


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Inventories – An Valuable Tool At The End Of A Tenancy The end of a tenancy can be a very stressful time for landlords and even more stressful for tenants without Tenants Liability insurance, as this is when the rental property is examined to check if deductions need to be made from the tenants deposit [...]


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Tenant Liability Insurance Can Help Avoid Tenancy Deposit Disputes


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tenant Liability Insurance Can Protect Tenant Deposits There is often a great deal of confusion when tenancy deposit disputes arise between landlords and tenants without Tenant Liability Insurance. Rental properties may need repairs due to accidental damage or maintenance issues may arise where responsibilities may have not been kept up by the tenant. Tenancy deposit [...]


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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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HMRC Target Landlords Over Holiday Lettings


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Landlords risk being fined by HMRC over holiday lets Landlords and second property owners who have chosen to rent out homes as short term holiday lets could face the wrath of Her Majesties Revenue and Customs if they fail to declare their income from property. The number of people renting out property as a holiday [...]


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Landlord Insurance Means Peace Of Mind


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Landlord Insurance protects rental property assets UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords need to protect their buy-to-let property investments and landlord insurance is just one aspect that can be well worth the initial financial outlay. Rental property is an important, income producing asset for PRS landlords, and some degree of financial protection is required to [...]


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Changes To Council Tax Rules Adds Costs For Landlords


Thursday, April 11, 2013

UK Landlords are no doubt aware that local authorities have the discretion to charge full Council Tax on empty properties from 1st April 2013. The changes affect all rental properties that previously would have been automatically exempt from charges, including all empty furnished and unfurnished properties available for rent. Landlords with properties that are empty [...]


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Landlords Warned Over Statutory Requirements Following Landmark Legal Case


Friday, July 13, 2012

The outcome of a landmark legal case has fired a warning shot to all UK landlords and property management agents to ensure that any legal notice served on a tenant must have the landlord’s own address on it and not that of the agent. The case of Beitov Properties v Elliston Bentley Martin [2012] UKUT [...]


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