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In a letter to its members the RLA said: "The RLA Campaigns Team is pleased to report that the Government has listened to us on Universal Credit – with Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke today confirming tenants who currently have housing benefit paid directly to their landlord, can continue this arrangement under Universal Credit. The government has also scrapped the seven-day wait for claimants to apply for Universal Credit – a move which will help some tenants avoid
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Where property people often go wrong is they focus on the strategy first: R2R, deal packaging, SA, HMO, lease options etc. Too often I hear people say “I’m going to focus on serviced accommodation” or “Rent 2 Rent” I recently presented why you should focus on the market 1st! What’s going on in your market? Who’s selling, who’s buying? Why are they buying? How are they buying? Where are they buying? What segment is you market dominated by market? Why could thi
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International law firm Mishcon de Reya published a summary of budget changes to the 3% surcharge on Stamp Duty that were missed out in Philip Hammond's budget address to Parliament. With immediate effect the Finance Bill 2017 to 18 will legislate to improve how the 3% SDLT surcharge for additional residential properties works by giving relief on this additional charge when: An individual buys property from their spouse A purchaser adds to their interest in their existing
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I am in the process of selling my house and our solicitor has advised that there is a restriction on the property from the original builder Bellway homes, however they cannot help because they lost interest in the house when they sold it in 1991 after completing the build of the development. We are now been told that a company called "ABACUS LAND 1 (PROPCO 1) LIMITED" actually added the registry restriction, but they were liquidated earlier this year so I'm wondering how can we ge
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My father (who died 20 years ago) owned a piece of land in Kent. There are 10 separate charges / creditor’s notices on the land dating from 1975 to 1987 related to bankruptcy. My mother applied to the Land Registry for an official copy of the Creditors Notice and Bankruptcy Inhibition for the charges...
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My husband and I are in the early stages of buying a property which currently has 8 tenants. It’s a Victorian house with a small basement, 4 let rooms in the first floor, 4 let rooms on second floor and a separate but unoccupied flat on top floor....
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As safe as the housing market may be, few can deny that the student housing markets in Manchester and Salford are starkly different to how they were five years ago. Whilst many commentators seem to think that the only decision-making students are capable of are choosing between two types of cheap beer...
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Mark Alexander, founder of Property118, has reported that Letting Agent Today is scaremongering and the figures are “absolute tosh” in their article ‘Hidden tax hike in Budget small print will hit buy to let sector‘. They wrongly conflate the figures in the BBC’s Simon Jack article ‘...

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