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Since the rollout of the Governments flagship benefit Universal Credit many landlords are finding themselves with tenants that are unable to pay their rent and are therefore incurring rent arrears. Universal Credit has been criticized by landlords and tenants alike mostly for maladministration, department delays in setting up claims and inconsistent and lengthy processes in setting up a Managed Payment Request (APA/Direct Payment to Landlord) So what do you do if your tenants i
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Please kindly sign my petition to change the rules for the Housing element part of universal credit. I am a social landlord who is being affected by the poorly thought out rules for the housing element part of universal credit. The system was fine under the local councils but so far Universal credit has cost me over 30 weeks in unpaid rent. Problems for over a year plus now not acceptable! Rules that need to be changed ASAP: 1/ Only one office to contact - every time you
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We purchased a house as a BTL in 2014 for £120,000. It's now worth around £177,000 we only got the place so our daughter had some where to live after divorce The mortgage owed now is £56,000, and we would like to give the house to our daughter and she get a mortgage for the £56,000 outstanding, she would (we think) end up paying much less per month. Our daughter is now working full time an able to pay a mortgage instead of claiming HB for rent what would the TAX implicatio
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I am told that ALL organisations, including private landlords (and their contractors), will have to be GDPR compliant by 25th May 2018. I have attending training on this and I'm getting contradictory advice from different GDPR professionals. About 4 weeks ago I was told that there is no need to register with the ICO, as everyone has to comply with GDPR so no need to register to do so, then earlier this week I was at an RLA event and was told that it would be necessary for everyone to
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Following the latest inflation figure decrease to 2.5%, and softer economic data, Mark Carney has indicated that the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) are less likely to increase the Bank Base rate from 0.5% when it next meets on the 10th of May....
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We have 5 properties (a mix of family let and HMOs) which we currently own and manage in a general partnership. All the properties are unencumbered (no mortgages) and we wish to incorporate our business via s.162. So far, so clear....
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“We have received evidence that civil penalties are not strong enough to deter landlords who are prepared to commit the most serious offences, and fines issued through the courts are often insufficient to make prosecutions worthwhile. We believe local authorities should have the power to levy more substantial fines...
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After the death of our parents, my brother and I inherited a property which we have been renting for almost 30 years and considering selling for as many years. It is still registered to just my brother and I. We both have families now with two kids each...

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