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The most unusual of squatting circumstances

The most unusual of squatting circumstances

28/01/2016

As we launch our new eBook on the eviction of squatters, trespassers and activists from land and commercial property, we take a look at some of the more unusual circumstances we have come across in the course of squatter evictions. Here are the ones that stand out the most for us: – Squatters who left… Read more

Parking spaces add up to 13% to the cost of new properties

Parking spaces add up to 13% to the cost of new properties

26/01/2016

Less than a fifth of new build properties in London include a parking space in the purchase price, compared to 67% for other major cities, according to new research. A parking space with a new home in London can add up to 13% on the price of the property, making them unaffordable for many. Restrictions… Read more

Now is not the time to raise interest rates – Mark Carney

Now is not the time to raise interest rates – Mark Carney

19/01/2016

In the turn of the year speech today Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, said “last summer I said that the decision as to when to start raising Bank Rate would likely come into sharper relief around the turn of this year.” “Well the year has turned, and, in my view, the… Read more

Landlord Incorporation – The Race Is On

Landlord Incorporation – The Race Is On

Ahead of the Spring 2016 budget, Cotswold Barristers have reported a huge increase in the number of enquiries regarding the use of Beneficial Interest Company Trusts to avoid the need to rearrange mortgage finance when incorporating residential rental property businesses. The rules regarding Stamp Duty Land Tax changes are still not clear but one thing is for… Read more

Disposing of goods left in properties after eviction

Disposing of goods left in properties after eviction

14/01/2016

In most eviction cases tenants and squatters remove everything they own from the property – and sometimes plenty of items they don’t own! But there are instances where the occupant has disappeared and left belongings behind. So where does that leave the landlord – can he dispose of them or does he have a legal… Read more

Guide to squatter, trespasser and activist eviction from land and property

Guide to squatter, trespasser and activist eviction from land and property

08/01/2016

This free eBook has been written for commercial landlords, property lawyers, commercial agents and landowners. Find out all the details on the eviction of squatters, trespassers and activists in our free eBook, covering eviction via a writ of possession or by Common Law. Simply enter your details in the form below and we will email… Read more

Home Office News Release

Home Office News Release

LANDLORDS IN ENGLAND GET READY FOR RIGHT TO RENT Landlords are being reminded that there is less than a month to go before ‘Right to Rent’ goes live across England. The new law means that from 1 February 2016, landlords will have to carry out quick and simple checks to ensure potential tenants have the… Read more

Energy efficiency is a top priority for tenants in 2016

Energy efficiency is a top priority for tenants in 2016

07/01/2016

A fifth of tenants consider cost-effective central heating to be a must, according to a new study. As the winter weather worsens, it is not only home owners who are concerned about the increasing costs of keeping warm. Double glazing is seen as the top priority for the next rental home for 80% of tenants,… Read more

Housing Minister cans requirement for Client Money Protection

Housing Minister cans requirement for Client Money Protection

The Housing minister, Brandon Lewis, opposed a clause in the new Housing and Planning Bill that would have required all letting agents to carry Client Money Protection insurance. Teresa Pearce, Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead, who proposed the clause indicating that there was industry support said,”The new clause is designed to protect both parties… Read more

Landlord Action calls for a Rogue Tenant List

Landlord Action calls for a Rogue Tenant List

04/01/2016

The Housing and Planning Bill is currently making its way through Parliament following a Government consultation on ‘Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector’. They are proposing a blacklist of persistent rogue landlords and letting agents. In response, Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, is calling for a blacklist of persistent rogue tenants… Read more

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