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Own Shares in Letting Supermarket

Own Shares in Letting Supermarket


Regular Property118 readers may be aware that our founders acquired a 26% stake in Letting Supermarket two years ago when they were a start-up business. Since then we have been referring Property118 landlords to them and moving the management of our own properties across too.  They now manage a few hundred properties and are making… Read more

Landlords insurance

January is the most popular renewal date for Landlords Insurance


Please make sure you save money this year on your Landlords Insurance and let us know your renewal date. The bigger our landlords insurance buying group becomes the more negotiating power we gain. We are now at the stage where we can GUARANTEE to beat any like for like quotation for landlords insurance. Operated on… Read more


Retaliatory Evictions Report

After Paul Shamplina and Landlord action helped provided evidence, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Private Rented Sector recently concluded its inquiry into Sarah Teather MP’s Tenancies (Reform) Bill addressing the problem of retaliatory evictions. Whilst the Bill failed to make progress at Second Reading, the measures within it are included in an… Read more

rent control

Tenants in Scotland undermine political case for Rent Control


The Scottish Government is in the process of consulting on a new Private Rented Sector (PRS) tenancy system, which also canvasses opinion on whether a system of rent controls is necessary, whilst Labour argue that a system of rent controls are necessary to remove excessive rises. The trade membership body for letting agents in Scotland,… Read more

new build

Stigma of lending on New Builds is easing


BM Solutions have changed policy and criteria for New Builds. The maximum Loan to Value now available on New Build houses and more importantly New Build Flats has increased from 65% to 75% LTV. 75% is the standard maximum LTV for BM Solutions and all products will now be made available to New Build houses… Read more

The Immigration act 2014

The Immigration Act 2014 and checking a tenant’s right to rent


A pilot for introducing checking a tenant’s right to rent under the immigration act 2014 is being introduced in 5 areas as of 1st December. These pilot areas are Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton. Full roll out across the country is expected after a Government review of the pilot within 6 months. Under the… Read more

living room

Are living rooms becoming an endangered species in shared homes?


16% of shared homes in the UK have no living room, according to a survey of more than 10,000 users of flat and house share site Just three years ago, only 10% of sharers lived in properties without living rooms. In London, where demand for rooms in flat and house shares is highest there… Read more

Hermay Ltd to be investigated


A property investment fund operated by Hermay Ltd, claiming to have funds under management of £136 million and believed to be offering returns of 22% and upwards, is to be investigated following a complaint to submitted by a Property118 reader.  A Google search revealed that others have raised concerns about Hermay Ltd. via the… Read more

Alex Caravello - Chairman of MKPLA

Milton Keynes Landlords Claim Second Victory Over Licensing Proposals


Milton Keynes Private Landlords Association (MKPLA) is proud to announce that, during a meeting on 10 November, the Council’s Cabinet voted unanimously NOT to extend licensing of shared housing to smaller properties that are not currently within the scope of mandatory licensing established by the Housing Act 2004. MKPLA Chairman Alex Caravello said ……… “It’s… Read more

Tenancy referencing firm tells Theresa May of immigration checks concerns

Tenancy referencing firm tells Theresa May of immigration checks concerns

Home Secretary Theresa May has met with a tenancy referencing firm to hear concerns on the forthcoming immigration status checks which landlords or their agents will have to carry out.  FCC Paragon asked the minister to revisit the Government’s proposals ahead of its ‘Right to Rent’ pilot scheme, due to commence in the west midlands… Read more

Furnitue packs

Which room would you choose? Furniture packs cover their costs


Furniture packs can make a real difference to any property, but they could also save you more than they cost and in effect pay for themselves. How much is you time worth? £10 per hour, £20 per hour or even £50 per hour or maybe more? Example, if you lived around a 30 minute drive… Read more

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