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Is Landlord Licensing Compliant In Your Area?

Is Landlord Licensing Compliant In Your Area?

25/05/2016

You may well have seen the latest articles posted by Larry Sweeney which highlight the flaws in the Liverpool Landlord Licensing scheme. If not you can READ THEM HERE. If there is a sufficient level of interest Larry is prepared to meet groups of landlords throughout the UK to expose the flaws in Landlord Licensing schemes introduced… Read more


Tax statement from letting agents?

Tax statement from letting agents?

25/05/2016

My new letting agents normally sends me a monthly rental statement, but on my May 2016 statement there’s a deduction of £75.00 plus vat. I did received an A4 sheet of paper from the letting agent with the last six months rental and deduction as a tax statement, but thought nothing of it! I questioned… Read more


Transferring BTL deposits from my trading company to SPV?

Transferring BTL deposits from my trading company to SPV?

23/05/2016

I’ve been contracting through a one-person limited company for 5 years now and have accrued profits that I’d like to invest in Buy to Let properties. I’ve read about setting up an Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to invest through, but what I can’t find any details on are the options for transferring the deposit between… Read more


Should I be doing my own repairs and improvements?

Should I be doing my own repairs and improvements?

23/05/2016

Over the years I have done a lot of work to my own properties, because I have been involved in the building trade for many years I am reasonably multi-skilled and as such I have done a lot of work on my properties myself. Most recently I have improved a property significantly and spent about… Read more


Fire Safety Logbook

Fire Safety Logbook

23/05/2016

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched a new version of their Fire Safety Logbook which has been endorsed by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA). The Fire Safety Logbook aims to help landlords in England and Wales keep a record of their fire safety precautions in one document. The new logbook includes updated regulations… Read more


Agents using advertising photos of my properties?

Agents using advertising photos of my properties?

23/05/2016

Last year I used a few estate agents to let my two properties in two different areas. Somehow, one of them was successful in letting both. I however noticed that six months on two agents (one of them who was successful) are still using the photos and address of my properties on their general property… Read more


Convert to HMO or Register for council tax or Sell?

Convert to HMO or Register for council tax or Sell?

23/05/2016

I have 3 HMOs 2 registered and one I was told was not registerable. I was told by the HMO man from the local council as it was self contained units so we just carried on as we were. I’ve now had a letter from the council/valuation department to tell me that as they are… Read more


2nd property tax when buying out share of jointly owned inherited property?

2nd property tax when buying out share of jointly owned inherited property?

23/05/2016

When our parents died a few years ago my siblings and I inherited their house. My sister, living away, wants to return to live there eventually, but was unable to buy the others out at the time. We therefore agreed to transfer the property into our joint names and let it pending her being able… Read more


My letting agency has been bought by old one!

My letting agency has been bought by old one!

23/05/2016

I used an established Letting agent to take on my tenant. However, as she had no references she paid 5 months rent for a 6 month contract. The agency never gained access to inspect, but continued on a one month rolling on contract. I warned the agency I was a month out at the end… Read more


Problems with a joint tenancy and one wants to stay?

Problems with a joint tenancy and one wants to stay?

23/05/2016

Has anyone else had a problem with this situation? We let a three bed property on one AST naming the three tenants and the full rental price. The problem we now have is that two of the tenants want to leave and have given their notice, but the third person wants to stay, and is… Read more


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