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Evictions – It’s a messy business!

20/04/2015

Last week I attended an eviction in East London with the Channel 5 film crew in tow.  This was not an ordinary case; the arrears were in excess of £20k as a result of rent not being paid for over 2 ½ years. The landlord was based overseas and had passed his portfolio of properties… Read more

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NLA makes it easier for tenants to check landlords

16/04/2015

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has today (16 April 2015) launched its initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited; the National Register of Accredited Landlords. The announcement was made by Chief Executive Officer, Richard Lambert who was speaking at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual South West Conference. The Register, which… Read more

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Landlords warned to protect themselves as fraud up 25% in 2014

08/04/2015

Cases of reported fraud increased by over 25% last year with men in their mid-40s most vulnerable, according to the UK’s fraud prevention service. A total of 276,933 frauds were recorded last year – that’s 758 frauds every day or 31 every hour. This figure is up from 221,075 in 2013, with 23% of fraud… Read more

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Section 8 new form – don’t risk your application being thrown out

New legislation came into force on Monday 6th April 2015, and one of the changes is a new Section 8 form. It is essential that any landlord in England using a Section 8 form must use the NEW version. If you use the old one by mistake, you risk having the application thrown out and… Read more

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Liverpool Licensing scheme concessions gained by NLA

30/03/2015

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is claiming a victory for landlords in Liverpool after gaining two significant concessions from Liverpool City Council (LCC) in the run up to the launch of their city wide licensing scheme. Although the Council has refused the NLA’s request to postpone the launch of the scheme – due to go… Read more

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

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