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Volunteers Needed To Help With Campaign

31/08/2015

Property118.com has been approached by a National Journalist who wants to write some articles on the implications of the Summer Budget proposal to restrict finance cost relief. The journalist wants some case studies and wants to feature landlords and tenants in articles. This is where you come in. Are you willing to put you name… Read more

Landlords Say No to George and his Alice in Wonderland Tax

Landlords Say No to George and his Alice in Wonderland Tax

28/08/2015

The Government’s tax changes for landlords, announced in this Summer Budget, will significantly eat into landlords’ profits and, in many cases, will wipe them out completely. A petition against the budget tax change for landlords was launched on 26 July entitled: Reverse the planned tax relief restriction on ‘individual’ landlords. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/104880?reveal_response=yes#response-threshold The petition currently has… Read more

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Number of buy-to-let mortgages available hits 1,000

27/08/2015

The number of buy-to-let mortgages available to landlords on the market has hit the 1,000 mark, representing a seven-year high. This is the first time since April 2008 that the number of mortgage products has hit 1,000, according to a Moneyfacts report. The boom can be attributed to new demand from thousands of pensioners making… Read more

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Legionnaires Disease – Landlords responsibilities

25/08/2015

Some of these are set out in HSE publications but there is also a lot of other information that clouds the issues. Does a landlord have to carry out a Risk Assessment, does this have to be in writing – the HSE guidance is equivocal. There are legal duties placed on Landlords by the Health… Read more

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TMW reduce Buy to Let rates to the lender’s lowest point

21/08/2015

The Mortgage Works (TMW) have reduced their Buy to Let mortgage rates by up to 0.5% on some products leaving their product range with some of the lowest headline interest rates ever. Fixed rates are available starting at 2.19% Variable rates starting at 1.94% Fee free 65% LTV two-year fix at 2.99% 3 Year fixed… Read more

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Regional cities experiencing private rental growth, reveals new analysis

20/08/2015

Regional cities experiencing private rental growth, reveals new analysis. The UK private rented sector is continuing to grow, with activity increasingly collecting in cities around the country, according to new data. The proportion of those in the private rented sector living in urban areas has risen to 86% over the last decade, from 80%, mostly… Read more

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Landlord Action appeals to Ministry of Justice to transfer more evictions to the High Court

18/08/2015

The length of time it is taking to get a County Court bailiff appointment once a possession order has been granted, in some cases up to three months, is having considerable financial impact on landlords. As a result, Landlord Action is campaigning to enable more eviction cases to be transferred up to the High Court… Read more

Sheriffs Ofice

Tenant eviction webinar questions part 2

Following on from our popular webinar on the eviction of tenants from residential property, which we ran in partnership with Property118, we are pleased to bring you the answers to the remaining questions. I would like to thank Tim Briggs, director of LegalMentor, for answering questions on the process prior to the transfer up of… Read more

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The challenges of recovering rent arrears from residential tenants

17/08/2015

High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) can support residential landlords through the eviction of tenants and the recovery of rent arrears. Whilst our eviction services are a fast, effective and successful means of repossessing the property, so it can be re-let quickly, enforcement for rent arrears against former tenants can often be a difficult and challenging… Read more

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Rogue landlords face up to five years in jail under new Immigration Bill

14/08/2015

The Government has announced its proposals for the new Immigration bill and there are significant ramifications for landlords letting to migrants. These follow on the pilot scheme run in the West Midlands as part of the 2014 Immigration Act where landlords had to carry out “right to rent” checks on migrant tenants to ensure they… Read more

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