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The last two years have seen a number of changes announced that could adversely impact your letting business. This includes changes to mortgage interest relief, stamp duty land tax, proposed letting agent fee ban, capping of tenancy deposits, licensing schemes and more. Last year we launched our first quarterly survey on the finance and tax changes affecting the sector, and this is our first follow-up survey on this issue. This will provide the opportunity to see how the sector ha
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Student accommodation is attracting billions of pounds of investment each year, with the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, in particular, growing in popularity. Student expectations for accommodation have evolved in recent years. Today’s student population is increasingly international, demands quality, purpose-built accommodation, and will pay a premium for it. Industry research shows that investment in student housing is expected to reach £5.3bn in 2017, u
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I have served a section 8 notice on a tenant for several months of unpaid rent and the court hearing is later today. However, he has now given us back the keys so I have possession, BUT can I still use the court hearing to try and claim some of the unpaid rent back or force the CCJ or do I need to start another process to try and recover some money? I have tried many many times to contact the court, but they never answer the phone. Tha
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I am in the process of trying to sell a property where I have used a DoT to move some of the economic interest into my wife's name. When the DoT was created, there was a restriction put on the property's title. I am now trying to sell the property and the buyer's solicitor wants the restriction removed before completion, which I assume would affect using my wife's CG allowance. My solicitor has recommended that my wife is appointed as a Trustee on the property transfer document
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I am going through a claim on my Landlord insurance at the moment for water damage. My question is does the claim affect my own home insurance? Do I have to tell my own home insurers of the claim as the insurance company who is insuring my home and landlord insurance is the same just different departments I presume?...
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) conducted a survey of its members which highlighted their concern over landlords leaving the PRS when demand for rental property is already outstripping supply. Member Surveyors surveyed thought on average over the next five years rental price inflation would be 3% where as they thought house price inflation would only average 2%....
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Leicester overview – the landlord year in figures According to Zoopla, last year the average price for a property in Leicester was £206,115, whilst that average rose to £215,257 for August 2017, a growth of 1.11% on the year before....
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This is the 16th and last post in my 2017 Legal Update series.  See the rest of them here. During this legal update series, I have given you a brief overview of the main laws which apply to landlords renting in the private sector....

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