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Property118 Landlord Insurance gets even better

04/03/2015

Landlords will now be able to quote and buy online through a branded Property118 quote engine with one of the most competitive Landlord Insurance providers in the UK underwriting it with a PRICE GUARANTEE. Customer satisfaction levels have gone through the roof as we save landlords money on their Let Property Insurance. Now we have… Read more

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Sheriffs Office at Landlord Expo Bristol

The Sheriffs Office are delighted to be attending the Landlord Expo UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol on Thurs 12th March. Come and find a member of the team for a chat on stand number 10 or come and see our seminar on Recovering rent arrears being held in the Green Room at 2.45pm… 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

Accidental Landlords

EU threat to Accidental Landlord Let to Buy

26/01/2015

The Treasury has decided that to conform to the European Mortgage Credit Directive (compulsory by 2016) all Buy to Let contracts, where the mortgage was not entered into solely for business purposes, will be defined as “consumer” loans. Hence all Let to Buy or accidental landlords will become regulated in a similar way to residential… 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

Own Shares in Letting Supermarket

Own Shares in Letting Supermarket

18/12/2014

EDITORS NOTE: I have re-published this article because we are getting very close to the point of this investment opportunity being publicly available via the Crowd Cube Platform. Interested parties are advised to set up an account with Crowd Cube in order to avoid delays when shares are eventually released. When we first published the… Read more

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January is the most popular renewal date for Landlords Insurance

16/12/2014

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

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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

RLA

You could be liable for your tenants water debt from 1st January 2015 unless you act!

12/12/2014

From 1st January 2015 there will be an obligation on all landlords with properties in the Welsh Water and Dee Valley Water areas to share certain information about their tenants with their water company. The majority of properties affected are in Wales, but these Water Authority areas also cover parts of Cheshire, Merseyside, Herefordshire, Shropshire… Read more

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Landlords are losing thousands as court delays become critical

10/12/2014

Under-resourced county courts are exasperated by the number of possession claims being put forward, resulting in costly delays for landlords.  It has become such a problem in the last three months, that chasing up cases with the courts is now a full-time role for one member of our in-house legal team. The vast majority of… Read more

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