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Property118 Landlords Association – should we?

Property118 Landlords Association – should we?

03/05/2016

Having raised over £500,000 to take West Bromwich Mortgage Company to the Court of Appeal it has been suggested by numerous Property118 members that we should become a Landlords Association. Sentiment appears to be that a group with courage to take legal action against rogue mortgage lenders and poor decisions made by Government is seriously needed… Read more


Private Housing Tenancies Scotland Bill 2015 – briefing document

Private Housing Tenancies Scotland Bill 2015 – briefing document

24/03/2016

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) have prepared a briefing document on the provisions of the new legislation and the campaigns which took place around the bill which passed last week. This can be downloaded using the request form below. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill has now completed the three stages of the parliamentary… Read more


Budget 2016 – Incorporate Now BEFORE 30th March

Budget 2016 – Incorporate Now BEFORE 30th March

16/03/2016

Budget 2016 has put massive pressure on landlords who have been considering incorporation following George Osborne’s announcements in the Summer 2015 Budget which restricts finance cost relief for individual landlords. My message to all landlords who have been considering incorporation is a crude one – it’s time to piss or get off the potty! If… Read more


Mark Carney discusses the possibility of an interest rate cut to the Treasury Select Committee

Mark Carney discusses the possibility of an interest rate cut to the Treasury Select Committee

23/02/2016

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, was today speaking at a Treasury Select Committee hearing. He indicated that interest rates were more than likely not to rise in the medium term and that if the economy needed further stimulation the Bank could consider a further drop in rates towards zero, but ruled out… Read more


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

19/01/2016

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


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