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Tenant blackmail at end of tenancy!

Tenant blackmail at end of tenancy!

01/05/2016

I currently have a couple who have been tenants for the past 3 years, in my 2 bed flat. They have been ideal tenants paying rent on time, the flat is always clean and tidy and there have been no issues with the neighbors. They have had a couple of children whilst in the property…. Read more


Moth Infestation – HELP please

Moth Infestation – HELP please

01/05/2016

Our town house in London has been invaded by moths. It has woolen carpets throughout and the tenants have some woolen garments, but the place is always immaculately clean. When Moths appeared our Agents had a local pest control Company fumigate the property on two occasions, but the moths remained! A national Company will solve… Read more


Gas Boilers declared At Risk because flue cannot be inspected?

Gas Boilers declared At Risk because flue cannot be inspected?

01/05/2016

My gas boiler was recently classified “at risk” by gas engineer because following new 2013 ruling the flue cannot be visibly inspected. Property bought in 2008 is one of a number in a Georgian mansion ,conversion completed 2001. I currently live in the property as an Owner but plan to revert to renting the property… Read more


Management Charges as an alternative to Interest Payments?

Management Charges as an alternative to Interest Payments?

01/05/2016

I have been the main funder of some student properties with a business partner. We have a share of profits from both income and capital appreciation. I put up the deposits for the mortgage, and I paid all the up-front refurbishment costs prior to letting. For the last few years I have been charging each… Read more


Tenant wants to go traveling for 3 months and let out his room?

Tenant wants to go traveling for 3 months and let out his room?

01/05/2016

Hello, I’m a landlord due to the fact I’m working abroad so renting out my house whilst I’m not there! So not a professional! I have 3 single male tenants who have rented the house since September lat year. They have always seemed responsible, honest and have looked after the house well so I am… Read more


HMRC official landlord tax guide

HMRC official landlord tax guide

01/05/2016

HMRC have developed an online e-learning package/guide that professes to help landlords understand what they need to do to meet their tax obligations. I had a quick squizz at some pages and it looked reasonably user-friendly, although judging by the test page on claiming expenses a tad over simplified and possibly patronising (i.e. who would… Read more


Luxury BTL development in Sheffield

Luxury BTL development in Sheffield

29/04/2016

This new luxury BTL development is situated right in the heart of Sheffield’s creative hub and is well served by transport links, being just a short walk away from Sheffield’s railway station. City centre amenities are also easily accessible from the development. It will consist of 129 one-and two-bedroom luxury apartment and studios. The development… Read more


Recommendations for International Tenant Referencing?

Recommendations for International Tenant Referencing?

29/04/2016

Can anyone recommend a good referencing agency for tenants who have recently lived overseas? I am only aware of one, TenantVerify, and am unable to find any reviews, positive or negative. The tenants I have in mind come from Romania, and all I can find about tenant referencing within Romania is from this EU document… Read more


COURT OF APPEAL UPDATE – West Brom Tracker

COURT OF APPEAL UPDATE – West Brom Tracker

29/04/2016

Our legal team from Cotswold Barristers and Michael Ashcroft QC were superb at The Court of Appeal. Three judges sat on the panel to hear our case, two Lords Justices of Appeal and one Lady Justice, the most eminent being the Rt Hon Lord Justice Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division and third most… Read more


Shared rental income now unravelling!

Shared rental income now unravelling!

29/04/2016

For a couple of years now, my unmarried partner and I have been sharing rental income from her old (leasehold) flat, which she owns outright. It never occurred to us that we couldn’t split the income in this way. It was a way of rewarding me for loss of rent-a-room income when she moved into… Read more


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