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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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2015 Pre-Election Budget Creates Landlords Sub Letting Nightmare


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Controversial Sub-Letting Announcement Made In 2015 Pre-Election Budget The 2015 pre-election budget delivered last week by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, outlined controversial plans that intend to make it illegal for private rental sector tenancy agreements (AST’s) to include clauses that prevent tenants sub-letting the rented property to others. This announcement has caused [...]


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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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What The Stamp Duty Reform Means For Landlords


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stamp Duty Reforms Announced By Chancellor There was some good news for UK private rented sector landlords and prospective property buyers in the Chancellor’s autumn statement made on the 4th December 2014. PRS landlords who want to expand their rental property portfolios using Buy To Let Mortgages can benefit from the autumn statement announcement concerning [...]


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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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UK Mortgage Market Set For Changes In 2014


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Residential And Buy-To-Let Mortgage Lending Will Be Subject To New Regulations This Year  2014 is set to be a year of change for the UK’s mortgage market, with predicted lending requirements increasing, helped by optimistic employment and economic forecasts, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The Council of Mortgage Lenders are forecasting total [...]


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Landlords Be Prepared For The Future


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Take Action Now To Protect Your Rental Property Business In The Future It is important for UK private rented sector landlords to stay updated on any changes affecting the UK property market, due to the potential effects these changes may have on their property rental businesses in the future. As Legal4Landlords are the market leaders [...]


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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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Important Changes To Deposit Protection Schemes


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

There are now four authorised deposit protection schemes in the UK: The addition of a fourth deposit protection company could create even more confusion in the UK courts as there are different rules and regulations that must be followed for each provider. The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) and mydeposits have been [...]


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Landlord Responsibilities


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

There are hundreds of pieces of Government legislation and local authority regulations that have to be adhered to by landlords before being allowed to rent out property in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). The onus is on the landlord to make sure that the rental property and tenancy agreement are in full compliance with all [...]


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