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Tenant not paying rent because I don’t have consent to let

23/04/2015

I am and a landlord and currently completing eviction orders on a tenant who has not paid his rent in 3 months. A section 21 and section8 have been issued. The tenants defense for non payment is the following: I do not have consent to let my property (which I am currently working on with… Read more

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Good news for landlords as cheaper buy-to-let mortgage deals become available

The number of buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages available on the market is on the rise, with cheaper rates also becoming available to landlords. In recent years, there has been a healthy rise in the number of BTL mortgages on offer, up from 476 two years ago to 745 today, the figures show. Also noted in the… Read more

Subletting and deposit protection dilemma

Subletting and deposit protection dilemma

I need some help to get my head around this subletting and deposit protection scenario please.  The landlord (person A) rents a flat to a tenant (person B) on an AST and protects the deposit correctly. However, the tenant then decides to move out and sublet the entire flat to another person (person C), and takes… Read more

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Best way to buy and sell investment property?

22/04/2015

What is the best way to sell (or buy) a buy to let property these days? My thoughts on this have evolved in recent years, mainly due to the the speed at which the buy-to-let market has become more and more established. So here’s a question for you to ponder …. Does buying a tenanted… Read more

Should we offer longer term tenancies

Should we offer longer term tenancies?

Hello everyone, This is the second question I have asked here, thank you for all the fantastic responses last time.  Watching the recent national political debates and attending local political debates there has been mention a few times of forcing landlords to offer longer term tenancies, I have heard three, four and even five year… Read more

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Paul Shamplina helps landlord evict bankrupt Pete Burns

21/04/2015

A landlord claims to have suffered a mental breakdown due to the stress of renting to the former singer of 80s group Dead or Alive Pete Burns. The bankrupt singer was evicted from his London flat today after failing to pay more than £34,000 in rent. Paul Shamplina founder of Landlord Action, the landlords legal… Read more

Death of a Tenant

Death of a Tenant

My Tenant since 23.07.2007 has died unexpectedly in hospital. He had recently married at the beginning of this year, but without his pension his wife will probably unable to continue to pay the rent beyond his meager savings, which she could take several months to inherit.  I could down size the flat to assist this… Read more

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Half of over 40s considering Buy to Let property as a retirement plan

OVER half of those saving towards their retirement say they would consider investing or are already investing in buy-to-let properties to increase their retirement income, according to new research. A national survey of 915 retirement savers aged 40 or over, found that 8% are already investing in buy-to-let property, while another 45% said that they… Read more

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Heat Genius, Good Investment?

I have been a landlord for approximately 3 years.  I have a question about a possible investment, it’s a remote controlled heating system which enables the user to heat up specific locations in the household, as opposed to the whole household simultaneously. It’s supposed to save the user money in the long term (& apparently… Read more

Stamp duty on transfers between spouses

Stamp duty on transfers between spouses

20/04/2015

I have owned a property jointly with my husband since 1995. We transferred the mortgage from residential to buy to let in 2002 and now have 3 BTL properties in our portfolio.  My husband is 69 and to remortgage the property we agreed that it will be transferred into my name. Advice from our mortgage… Read more

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