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Landlords with between 6 and 20 properties in their portfolio have increased from 35% to 39% of those surveyed according to Paragon’s latest PRS Trends research, based on interviews with 203 experienced landlords in Q1 2018. This follows a drop in the proportion of landlords in the 3 to 5 property bracket at the end of 2017, down from 26% to 24%, and indicates the potential for a growing polarisation between small scale landlords and those with more substantial portfolios. La
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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. Mark Carney was talking to the BBC at the IMF Spring meeting and said: "We have had some mixed data. On the softer side some of the business surveys have come off. Retail sales have been a bit softer, we are all aware of the
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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. The next hurdle is to either go down the BICT route necessitating two or more legal instruments per property or transfer the properties to the limited co. at the Land Registry. Either way, there will be existing AST agreements in force where the cont
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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, which might stand a chance of breaking the business models of the worst offenders. Further, local authorities should have the power to confiscate properties from those la
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Does anyone have experience of the most common items found by local authorities under the heading “general disrepairs” when properties are inspected in Selective Licensing areas? It would be good to know what in particular they are looking for and the experiences of other Landlords that have had an inspection....
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This week’s episode of “Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords” (Thursday 19th April, Channel 5, 8pm) will serve as a warning to all landlords and letting agents over the dangers of fake tenant references, as landlord Paul Bloom faces a struggle to get his property back from a bogus company let....
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Council Flat has CATEGORY ONE HAZARD Mould & Nottingham City Council are doing nothing about it for a whole year. Yet Nottingham Selective Licensing wants us Landlords to do all our houses within 3 MONTHS! Dear Councillors &...
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IF you own more than one let property then you could save money and improve cover by buying a landlord portfolio of insurance. If you own multiple properties, there are benefits to buying the insurance all together as discounts can be applied that single properties do not attract....

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