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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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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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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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Buy To Let Mortgages Lenders Issue Statement Of Practice


Friday, April 10, 2015

Buy To Let Mortgages Lenders Publish Statement Of Practice Ahead Of Financial Conduct Authority Regulation Buy to let mortgage companies who belong to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), have issued a new statement of practice aimed at making their mortgage products more transparent for consumers as well as emphasising the responsibilities of being a [...]


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Government Probe Retaliatory Tenant Evictions


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

All Party Parliamentary Group To Examine Retaliatory Tenant Evictions MP’s have launched an inquiry into the operational practices of the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) due to the apparent rise in the number of so called retaliatory tenant evictions by landlords. The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector define retaliatory tenant evictions as [...]


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Landlords Will Be Required To Act As Unpaid Border Control Agents From October


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Landlords Expected To Conduct Detailed Background Checks On Applicants It appears that the amended Immigration Bill, which received Royal Assent last month to become an Act of Parliament, is likely to take effect from October this year. There had been a great degree of uncertainty over the exact requirements of the new legislation as well [...]


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Cannabis Farms In Rented Property – RLA Advice


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Residential Landlords Association Offers Advice To Landlords Who Suspect That Their Rental Property Is Being Used For Illegal Activities Following on from our report on Cannabis Farms In Rental Properties, posted last Tuesday, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have also issued advice to UK landlords about rental properties being used as cannabis farms. As we [...]


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Landlords Face £3000 Fines For Letting To Illegal Immigrants


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Illegal immigrants to be banned from renting property in the UK Private rental sector (PRS) landlords will be risking a fine of £3000 for breaking the law by letting rental property to illegal immigrants without doing proper background checks and comprehensive tenant referencing. The proposal is currently undergoing a seven week consultation process and set to [...]


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Landlord Immigration Checks Are Unworkable


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Governments plan to make private rented sector (PRS) and social housing landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of all tenant applicants has raised questions on the policy from MP’s. The proposal to make landlords perform immigration checks on tenants and prosecute those who fail to comply has caused outrage among UK PRS landlords, who would [...]


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More Landlord Finance Is Needed


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have discovered that finance for landlords is woefully inadequate with almost 50% of UK landlords struggling to get additional mortgages, remortgage or even obtain more finance. The RLA asked its members about obtaining further finance to expand their rental property portfolios 24.1% found it very difficult to get a Buy-To-Let [...]


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