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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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Landlords Outraged At Right To Rent Prison Threat


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Landlords Could Face Jail For Non Compliance Of Right To Rent Legislation Private rental sector landlords and letting agents have expressed outrage over proposed amendments to the forthcoming Immigration Bill (2015) expected in September, when MPs return to work after their summer break. Section 20 – 37 of the Immigration Act 2014 contained the provision [...]


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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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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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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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Tenant Checks More Important Because Of New Immigration Rules


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tenant Checks Even More Vital From 1st December UK private rental sector landlords are being reminded about the importance of conducting thorough tenant referencing checks prior to the start of any tenancy as new Government legislation will require them to check the immigration status of every new tenant under the new rules set out in [...]


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Tenant Immigration Check Pilot Areas Finally Announced


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tenant Immigration Checks Will Start In West Midlands The Government have finally announced that the start of the phased introduction of immigrant checks on all prospective UK private rented sector tenants will begin in the West Midlands, from December 1st 2014, as part of the 2014 Immigration Act with further areas across the country intended [...]


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Home Office Publishes Immigration Guidance Factsheet


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tackling Illegal Immigration In The UK Private Rented Sector Factsheet The Government has published a factsheet updating landlords of their obligations under the Immigration Act 2014 which means that UK PRS landlords and letting agents have at last been provided with a small degree of guidance on how to go about checking the immigration status [...]


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