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10:13 AM, 20th August 2019
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We are first time landlords so looking for some advise on selection of tenants. We put up our property in Cardiff for lettings, and went through 6-7 viewings on 1 day. Out of these, there have been 2 parties interested, details below. 1. Two mates currently living in shared accommodation. They live and work locally. One of the guys is working with a company from last 4 years and other one is self employed and doing some part time jobs. Second guy hasn't got any accounts as such as
9:04 AM, 20th August 2019
About 16 hours ago
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In an article written by The Guild of Property Professionals on the 16th August (click here to view the article) concerning the proposed Section 21 ban, The Guild claim to have had confirmation from government that it will not be retrospective. Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals said: "What this means is that should the law come into place, it will not impact tenancies that are already in place at the time it is passed. So, landlords in these agreements will
14:36 PM, 19th August 2019
About A day ago
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I have been left 50% of a property in a Will with the other half to my brother. We both own our own homes. I want to buy him out and he is happy to gift my wife his half for now to get out of paying any stamp duty (this gets the property into joint names). We will then remortgage the property and pay him back. Is this Ok or considered a dodge just to get out of paying the stamp duty. I am aware of the 7 year rule for IHT gifts which would apply. Many than
15:29 PM, 19th August 2019
About A day ago
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This post originally appeared on the Nearly Legal website. Disrepair Claim Farming is something I’ve been mulling over for a while, and have sounded off about in conversations, but the ongoing proliferation of housing disrepair claims farmers (and associated solicitors) has pushed me to go public with something of a rant. A justified one, I believe. The reason for the rant is that these set ups are bad for tenants, bad for responsible and ethical claimant solicitors, and bad
13:26 PM, 19th August 2019
About 2 days ago
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11:39 AM, 19th August 2019
About 2 days ago
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11:33 AM, 19th August 2019
About 2 days ago
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11:16 AM, 19th August 2019
About 2 days ago
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This morning I have been reviewing all of the information provided by a client who booked a Tax Planning Consultation with us. The first step is always for my Executive Assistant to complete a thorough Fact Find and to obtain copies of Tax Returns...
10:15 AM, 19th August 2019
About 2 days ago
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The current Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has backtracked on proposals made by PM Boris Johnson in his Tory leadership campaign to make Stamp Duty payable by the seller rather than the purchaser of a property. In an interview given to the Times newspaper Javid said: “I’m looking at various options....
9:31 AM, 19th August 2019
About 2 days ago
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I eventually managed to evict a non-paying tenant using a section 8. However, it now turns out that they left an electric and gas bill of nearly £200 outstanding before they left. How it is possible to run up a bill like that when both meters are prepayment/key meters?...
9:06 AM, 19th August 2019
About 2 days ago
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This is an extract from a response that I have written to a derogatory article on the Citizens Advice Policy Blog. My full response article is much longer and I may post it here shortly, but in the meantime: Let’s have a look at the facts: English Housing Survey 2017 2018 Table FA5431 (also in FA5423) Satisfaction with the way landlord / freeholder deals with repairs: Dissatisfaction levels amongst Social Renters are much higher than for Private Renters 26.0% of Social Renters are Dissatisfied with the way their Landlord deals with repairs 16.8% of Private Renters are Dissatisfied with the way their Landlord deals with repairs Looking at the issue the other way around: Only 65.8% of Social Renters are Satisfied with 73.4% of Private Renters expressing Satisfaction Of those who were neither Satisfied...

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