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NLA demands licensing delay in Liverpool as council criminalises Landlords

25/03/2015

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is demanding that Liverpool City Council (LCC) postpones the launch of its city-wide licensing scheme – due to go live on 1 April – because its current application process would put every landlord in Liverpool in breach of the law. The NLA claims that the current online application process provided… Read more

Own Shares in the Property118 Rental Property for-sale Portal

Own shares in the new Property118 portal

23/03/2015

A new property portal enabling landlords and agents to list rental properties for sale (free of charge) will be launching in the next few weeks.  The portal will reside on Property118.com, however, it will be a completely ring fenced business which incorporates innovative monetisation strategies, which for commercial reasons we are unable to reveal at… Read more

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HD Consultants Get Business MoneyFacts Award Recognition

20/03/2015

Property118 IFA partners HD Consultants won a podium finish in their first venture out to the Business MoneyFacts awards held last night. Howard Reuben, the Principal of HD Consultants, and his team won 3rd place “Commended” Buy To Let Mortgage Broker of the Year 2015. Howard said “recent trade press report there are about 16,000… Read more

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Budget 2015 – Government intend to make it easier to sublet!

19/03/2015

Almost buried on page 51 of the Budget Red Book the Chancellor gives a very brief outline of his intention to prevent the Private Rental Sector from stopping tenants being able to sublet. This document states: “Support for the sharing economy 1.193 The government wants to ensure that Britain is the global centre for the sharing… Read more

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Housing Minister has reduced powers of Councils to licence landlords

12/03/2015

Local councils will no longer have the clout to licence landlords across a whole borough or city after Brandon Lewis, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning announced reforms of Selective Licensing, restricting local decision-making powers. The changes are to come into force on 1 April 2015. Since 2010, local councils have had the… Read more

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Letting Supermarket Raising Funds via Crowd Cube

06/03/2015

This project was fully funded in just 7 days! For more details of the Crowd Funding opportunity please CLICK HERE For over two years ARLA members Letting Supermarket have been providing the following letting and management services to Property118 readers for just 4% of rent (minimum £24.99 pcm plus VAT). Visiting your property to take… Read more

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Landlord fined one third of the deposit for non-compliance

03/03/2015

In the latest ruling under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011, a landlord has been fined one third of the deposit amount for non-compliance. In Jenson v Fappiano, the landlord failed to transfer a deposit of £1,000 to an approved tenancy deposit scheme or to provide the tenant with the Prescribed Information. The landlord… Read more

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Carla Morris-Papps nominated for the Woman of the Year category

26/02/2015

Carla Morris-Papps, Chief Executive and Founder of Cotswold Barristers, has been nominated for the Woman of the Year category of the Echo and Citizen Women in Business Awards 2015. South West Business reported, “it takes a special kind of motivation to be the first non-lawyer to invest in creating a new barristers’ chambers. But after… Read more

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“Buy to Let Pitfalls” featured on BBC Inside Out

02/02/2015

On Monday 2nd February at 7.30pm, the BBC’s Inside Out programme featured “Buy to Let Pitfalls”, with the focus on landlords that have entered into the sector to provide a pension for themselves, but run into difficulties. The show featured a landlord whose portfolio of housing benefit tenants is causing him to scale back his… Read more

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Landlord Action hosts “Rumble with the Agents”

25/01/2015

On Thursday 21st May 2015, Landlord Action is hosting the biggest white collar charity boxing event to be brought to the property industry and is inviting letting and estate agents to take part. Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, has been a keen boxer for many years and as well as putting himself in the… Read more

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Landlords and Tenants are missing deposit dispute deadlines for evidence

12/01/2015

The Deposit Protection Service (DPS) have reported that 18% of landlords and 23% of tenants missed deadlines for evidence during deposit disputes during 2014. The DPS provides a separate independent adjudication service for the adjudication of deposit disputes and says that 17.63% of landlords required to submit evidence after agreeing to dispute resolution either missed… Read more

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