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Landlords rejoice as Superstrike problems are no more

Landlords rejoice as Superstrike problems are no more!!

29/03/2015

Landlords up and down the country will (or should) be celebrating the demise of the ridiculous rules we have all had to put up with following the Court of Appeal decision in the Superstrike case.  This is due to the amendments in the Deregulation Act 2015 which received the Royal Assent on 26 March, and… Read more

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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

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Allowing sub-letting could create havoc in the Private Rented Sector, say insurance experts

Property118’s Landlord Insurance experts have expressed concerns over the Government’s plans to allow private tenants to sub-let properties. Included in last week’s Budget small print, under the title “Support for the sharing economy”, was a clause seemingly giving the green light to sub-letting. See what readers think here. The wording said that the government intended… 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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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

Sheriffs Ofice

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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